Further step from lockdown next Monday
The step will enable the region's hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to reopen and food and drink to be served at pubs, cafes and restaurants indoors as well as out.
Indoor venues including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play will be allowed to open and sports events will be able to have a limited number of spectators.
Among other changes, the "rule of six" will now apply indoors, while outdoor activities will be subject to a rule of 30.
Full details about what you can and cannot do under the Government's 'road map' out of lockdown can be found at the GOV.UK website Coronavirus webpages:
GOV.UK - Coronavirus
More facts and figures about Covid-19 and the vaccination programme can be found through our
Covid-19 update page.
Vaccine has now reached more than half the UK population
Age eligibility for vaccinations is now those aged 40 or over by July 1
The UK population is around 68 million of which around 56 million live in England.
About one-tenth of the population of England live in Yorkshire.
Three vaccines have so far been approved, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, approved in December, the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, which started to be used on January 4 and more recently there was approval of the Moderna vaccine, which from April has also started to be used in the UK. All these vaccines require a second dose after an interval which may vary depending on the vaccine given. Other vaccines are now awaiting approval.
You can now book an appointment online without being contacted by the NHS if you are above a certain age. You are eligible for a vaccine if you are 40 or over by July 1. You can also book an appointment, if you have not already done so, if you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) or have a condition putting you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable); if you live or work in a care home; if you are a health or social care worker; if you are the main carer for someone at high risk; or are someone with a learning disability.
There are three types of vaccination site: vaccination centres at large venues such as football stadia accessed by a national booking service; hospital hubs run by NHS Hospital Trusts; and local vaccination centres run by GP and pharmacy teams working with local NHS primary care networks.
Find out more about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine at this
Check Covid-19 test statistics across YorkshireLatest figures for Covid-19 tests show figures staying considerably lower than three months ago, although there have been rises in the number of positive cases in some districts of Yorkshire last week.
In terms of the proportion of population affected, the worst hit areas in the week to May 6 continued to be the
Latest figures Year totals
For more than a year we have provided a daily update on Covid-19 in Yorkshire, based on the official Government statistics. After the recent falls in the number of positive test cases and as we devote more of our time at Yorkshire.guide to highlighting the reopening of Yorkshire's great attractions, our easy-to-read table of statistics is now only being updated about three times a week. The date of most recent update is shown on the relevant page.
If you require official statistics daily they can be found by searching for your area at the
Information on Government adjustments to its figures can be found at this