The council has today released an update about the changes in some of its venues following the relaxation of Covid rules.
Most restrictions are scrapped but a view remain. Here are the full details.
The number of attendees will no longer be restricted from Monday 19th July, and funeral directors have already been informed.
York Register Office
The number of people allowed inside York Register Office for weddings has increased from 11 to 32, as well as the couple, photographer and registrars. Any children under 5 can also sit on parents knees.
A City of York Council spokesperson said: “We are not yet able to accommodate the maximum number of 50, as social distancing is still required between guests and the registrars conducting critical duties in the city. This will be kept under review.”
Unlike crematorium staff, the registrars conduct ceremonies and remain in the room at all times.
The Mansion House continues to operate with a free-flow system. Due to a number of small and more restricted areas there will be limits to the total number of visitors in the Mansion House at any one time.
The two way system on the City Walls will be restored.
The Customer Centre has been operational since 12 April and many services can be found online or can be accessed by phone.
The council asks visitors to protect yourself and others by taking the following steps:
- Use the hand sanitiser provided
- Wear a facemask indoors if you can
- If you feel unwell do not enter buildings.
Executive member for finance and performance Councillor Nigel Ayre, said: “There will be some positive changes to the ways in which people can access services.
“We will continue to review how council services and buildings are managed, in line with covid-rates and government guidance.
“Covid safety measures continue to remain in place for Council services. The pandemic is not over yet. Staff and customers are urged to remain cautious and to continue to be kind to one another.”