WATCH: Our video explains the different Tier restrictions, as North Yorkshire could go into Tier 2

North Yorkshire could be put into Tier 2 restrictions as the infection rate rises, and South Yorkshire is to go into Tier 3 from Saturday.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 3:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 3:10 pm

But what do the Tiers mean ? What are the different restrictions that apply ?

You can see at a glance with or handy video, on this story.

Earlier this week, North Yorkshire's Director of Public Health Dr Lincoln Sargeant told a press conference that the number of cases in North Yorkshire was still below the national average and the speed at which infections are increasing appeared to be slowing down ... but that further interventions may still be necessary.

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Neighbouring areas including the City of York, Tees Valley and West Yorkshire are already in Tier 2.

Dr Sargeant said this meant that North Yorkshire, which is still in Tier 1 alongside Hull and the East Riding, might be "part of discussions" with the Government about further restrictions being imposed on a wider regional or sub-regional level.

Speaking on Wednesday, he said North Yorkshire's seven day infection rate was 129.8 per 100,000 people, below the England average of 158.9.

The latest figures for Scarborough show that a further 31 coronavirus cases were added to the borough's total in the last 24 hours, the biggest rise since the peak of the pandemic in April.

Yesterday’s figures is second only to April 26 when 32 cases were recorded in Scarborough and came as the UK saw its highest ever number of cases in one day.

In Scarborough, the borough’s overall total now stands at 1,094.

The borough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people, which had been the lowest in the county at 91, has now risen to 97, the same as Richmondshire.