It was dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ as pubs, cafés, restaurants and hairdressers were allowed to reopen.
Those sceptical about the decision to ease the lockdown soon had #SuperSpreaderSaturday trending on Twitter too.
But if some people were staying away worried about the continued prevalence of coronavirus, many also went in to York city centre to enjoy the reopened facilities.
These included the City Walls. They were marked with notices telling people to go one-way – clockwise – but not everyone had seen them. We spotted parties going in the ‘wrong’ direction.
Some pubs had reopened – some only till 6pm – but many stayed closed. Drinkers had to queue to get a seat and enjoy table service.
During the day the city was busy but well-mannered, and the mood was one of cautious enjoyment.