Saturday 27 November 2021

East Riding primary-age children are now driving coronavirus infection increases, leading to concerns that Nativity plays and seasonal school events could result in cases spreading further. East Riding Council’s Public Health Director, Andy Kingdom, says he’s already had talks with local primary school headteachers about how to make Christmas events as safe as possible. 

He added that parents of primary school children should get vaccinated if they have not been already to stop coronavirus spreading through them, from the youngest to the elderly and vulnerable. He revealed infection rates amongst primary age children were now as high as 1,000 per 100,000 and the trend that’s seeing more pupils infected will continue until the end of term.

Beverley Leisure Centre is to host a recruitment event, organised by East Riding Council and intended to highlight the vacancies on offer across numerous council departments. These include care workers, cleaners, caterers, drivers, administration and maintenance staff, leisure assistants and lifeguards.

The Beverley event is being held between 10am and 2.30pm on Tuesday December 7.

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And finally, the TEC Partnership, made up of colleges including East Riding College, has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its innovative use of digital technology.