Shoppers returning as York City centre reopens Restrictions on shops, hairdressers and outside catering eased today. Sunshine helped to attract a good number of visitors to the City centre. Residents were urged to take care with social distancing. The pop up “Love York” marquee proved to be popular. The Castle car park was full with wardens doing some good business. River Foss looking serene The Merchant Adventurers were flying their flag at half mast in tribute to Prince Phillip. Their outside café was popular. On Fossgate, drinkers made the most of street tables. The Coppergate centre wa sbusy with a long queue outside Primark.