I know some people may be disappointed that the final lockdown restrictions will not be lifted for another month but I do think it is the right course of action. Caution has to be our watchword until as many adults as possible have been vaccinated to protect them from the new Delta variant which is 60% more transmissible. In Ryedale 82.6 % have had their first dose and 67.1% their second whilst in Hambleton 83.6% have had one vaccination and 71.7% have had both jabs. In Scarborough, which includes Filey, the figures are 82.1% for the first dose and 67.3% for the second giving them more than 80% protection. Ministers have set a new target to offer at least one dose to every adult by July 19th and I am confident that we will now be on course to end restrictions by that date.
Some changes from 21 June
- The number of guests at weddings and wakes will no longer be limited to 30
- Social distancing must be enforced and hosts will have to do a risk assessment
- Table service will be required - with six people per table - and no indoor dance floors allowed
- Care home residents will no-longer have to isolate for 14 days after returning from visits outside. Exceptions will include high-risk trips such as overnight hospital stays