We’ve reached stage four of the government’s coronavirus ‘roadmap’. It means all of the restrictions we’ve had to follow for the last 16 months have been lifted.
Social distancing and wearing a face covering is no longer a legal requirement. While the end to restrictions is welcome news, the coronavirus hasn’t gone away.
The more transmissible Delta variant still poses a significant risk and is spreading in our communities.
Public health officials and NHS colleagues in North Yorkshire are recommending we continue to wear a face covering in places such as shops, on public transport and in crowded areas outdoors.
They also advise we continue to maintain social distance with people we do not know.
Please make sure you take up the offer of a Covid-19 vaccination when you receive one and get the second booster jab too.