Rumours that York is about to go into Tier 3 are WRONG says council – ‘City is staying in Tier 2’

A social distancing sign at Museum Gardens. Photograph: YorkMix
19 Oct 2020 @ 1.45 pm
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City of York Council has moved to quash speculation that the city was about to be put into Tier 3.

The Mirror and other media outlets had published rumours today that York was one of the locations that was to be moved into the strictest restrictions by ministers.

But the council says it has had no discussions with government officials, and the city is staying in the Medium Tier 2.

It was put into that tier on Saturday.

Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health, said today: “We are aware of media speculation that York could soon move to tier 3.

“There are currently no plans to move York into Tier 3 and we have not received anything from central government to suggest that this is likely.

“This weekend saw tier 2 restrictions come in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The three-tier lockdown

“I want to thank residents and businesses for their hard work in adapting to the new restrictions and I would ask that everyone continues to practice ‘Hands. Face. Space’, to stay at home if asked to by test and trace, and to get a test if you have symptoms.

“We will of course continue to share any updates as soon as we have them.”