Deaths and test results
There have been no more Coronavirus deaths at York Trust Hospitals. The cumulative total remains at 213.
There have also been no more positive lab test results (17/6/20). The last positive result was on 2nd June which saw the cumulative total number of cases rise to 462. This has been the longest sequence of negative results in the City since the pandemic began.
In addition to reopening existing public toilets, the Council is providing additional trailer facilities at St Sampson Square and Parliament Street.
Tourism recovery plan published
Welcome to Yorkshire has published a plan detailing how it expects the critical visitor economy to revive over the next few months. The plan can be read by clicking here. The proposals include a “Song for Yorkshire project to help celebrate the civic pride in our county”. There will also be a Welcome to Yorkshire Gift Card
The Council has annouced how it will allocated government bus grants.
City of York Council has been awarded a total grant of £59,970 for the 12-week period commencing 17th March. The grant can only be used to support operators of council-tendered bus services and any unused grant must be returned to the DfT. The grant will be apportioned as follows:
- ConnexionsBuses: £5,210.67
- East Yorkshire Buses: £20,204.35
- First York: £3,096.69
- Transdev: £24,750.91
- York Pullman: £6,707.38
Older residents trial new interactive games technology
Care home residents wanting to keep more active and alert through lockdown are trialling a new interactive light projector.
Those who can’t welcome visitors during the pandemic are enjoying this technology, and trying out new activities to support their physical and emotional health.
Older people, especially those living with dementia, are experiencing the brightly-coloured shapes and games which are projected onto tables, bed coverings, walls or floors. Playing and interacting with them can help improve co-ordination, stimulate responses and raise levels of social and physical activity.