Covid-19 update

Further step from lockdown next Monday

Inns and pubs will have service indoors Hotels and B&Bs will allow overnight stays Museums will be able to reopen Entertainment venues can reopen Racing and sports can have a limited crowd Historic houses will reopen but need pre-booking The Prime Minister has announced the next step from Coronavirus lockdown will go ahead next Monday (May 17).

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

First dose vaccinations had been given to more than 35.4 million people in the UK by the end of Sunday (May 9) while more than 17.8 million people are now fully vaccinated after receiving second doses.

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  NHS - Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine webpage.

Check Covid-19 test statistics across Yorkshire

Latest 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  Selby district of North Yorkshire and this week followed by the  Kirklees district of West Yorkshire and  Barnsley district of South Yorkshire.

 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 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  GOV.UK Coronavirus data website.

Information on Government adjustments to its figures can be found at this  GOV.UK Coronavirus data - What's new page.

Page contains data available under Open Government Licence v3.0

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