Lockdown easing: Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate remains low as delay likely

Scarborough's coronavirus rate remains the lowest in North Yorkshire.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 10:28 am
Updated Monday, 14th June 2021, 10:30 am
The borough's seven day rate per 100,000 is at 13, the same level it was on Friday.

The borough's seven day rate per 100,000 is at 13, the same level it was on Friday.

The overall rate in North Yorkshire has jumped from 35 to 41 and the rate for England is up 10 to 70.

Today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a delay of up to four weeks on the planned end of coronavirus restrictions that had been scheduled for next Monday.

The delay will allow more people to get vaccinated as cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 continue to rise.

The PM will hold a press conference later today to confirm the changes.

Mobile testing facilities will be available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this week for anyone with symptoms to get tested.

To see the locations and to book a test visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-test.

William Street Coach Park in Scarborough is also still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

Tests can be booked at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.