Wednesday 16 February 2022

East Riding Council’s Public Health Director Andy Kingdom says people should check coronavirus rules in other countries if holidaying abroad this half-term, as many maintain stricter restrictions than the UK. He said coronavirus rules overseas could change at short notice and advised people to do their research before travelling. 

He added people should remember that vaccination rates in some parts of the world remain very low and that people should plan trips to such countries with that in mind.

Meanwhile, East Yorkshire Council’s public health nurse consultant Zoe Stevens has expressed concerns that Covid cases will grow after half-term because of increased mixing. The council has said the break from school is a good time for students aged 12 or older to grab a jab and is publicising those vaccine centre able to take walk-ins, including Beverley Racecourse.

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Catering students at East Riding College’s Beverley campus cooked up a storm when they competed against a team of Royal Navy chefs who were visiting to give students an insight into Navy careers and life on board ship. The students worked in small teams to make a set menu consisting of a main dish and a dessert in just 45 minutes.  The Navy chefs served up meatballs and spaghetti followed by either Swiss roll or chocolate brownies.

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And finally, Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival has confirmed two of the UK’s greatest early music ensembles will be visiting the town this year when the festival takes place from May 27-29. Tickets are now on sale. 

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