Wednesday 19 January 2022

Despite the number of Coronavirus cases falling, numbers are still too high in schools and hospitals for Plan B restrictions to be lifted, according to health bosses in the East Riding. The restrictions are due to expire on January 26, but Zoe Stevens, public health nurse consultant at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We’ve seen a slight decrease in our infection rates in the last week, which is a good thing. However, we are still seeing very high numbers of this new variant in schools, care settings, workplaces and hospitals.

She continued: “I think it would be too early to lift plan B restrictions in terms of the numbers that we’re seeing at the moment.” She said it can take up to 28 days from the point someone is infected to the point where admission to hospital might be needed and added:  “Fom all the New Year mixing, we’re still not seeing the true reality or the true impact of how those numbers might impact on hospitalisations.”

As part of a Neighbourhood  Week of Action by Humberside Police, there’s an extra police presence at Flemingate in Beverley this week as part of efforts to deal with anti-social behaviour and deter nuisance behaviour in the area. 

And finally, East Riding Museums have announced the temporary closure of Skidby Mill to allow redecoration and refurbishment work to be carried out in the reception area and the office. The Mill will reopen on Saturday, February 5, from 10am-12:30pm and from 1pm-4:15pm.