Coronavirus York updates; 12th May 2021


There have been no further deaths at the York Hospital Trust today

Test results

Eight additional positive test results have been recorded. That brings the cumulative total up to 12,329

The number of cases in the City has increased from 29 to 35,

The rate /100k population figure has increased to 16.62. It is expected to rise to over 18 before falling off again towards the weekend.



The government has confirmed that it will start to roll out vaccinations to 38 and 39 year old’s from tomorrow.


  • 4,052 PCR tests were conducted in York during the week ending 7th May 2021
  • Of these, 0.6% were positive. That was lower than the 0.8% positives recorded on the previous day.
  • In addition 1739 “lateral flow” tests were conducted om 11th May.


Outbreak Management Board meeting next week

City of York Outbreak Management Advisory Board – Wednesday, 19 May 2021 5.30 pm


  1. Declarations of Interest
  2. Minutes of the Meeting held on 7 April 2021
  3. 3.Current Situation in York – Presentation
  4. York Outbreak Management Plan
  5. Update from Sub-Group: Universities and Higher Education Establishments
  6. Communications Update
  7. Items for Next Agenda
  8. Dates of Future Meetings
  9. Any Other Business

Proof of vaccination

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England.

You can get your vaccination status in digital or paper format.

The service will go live from Monday 17 May.

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
Through the NHS App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Using the NHS App

To use the NHS App, you must be:

If you’re aged 13 to 15, you’ll need to contact your GP surgery to request access to GP online services before you can use the app.

Find out more about the NHS App (click)

We recommend that you register with the NHS App:

  • before booking your international travel
  • at least 2 weeks before your departure date and once you’ve had a full course of vaccinations, which is currently 2 doses of an approved vaccine