Coronavirus York updates; 16th July 2020

Deaths and test results

One further positive test result in York bringing the total number of cases up to 912

There have been no further hospital Trust deaths.

New rules for household waste sites

The council will be making changes to how our Household Waste and Recycling Centres operate following updated guidance from the government.

Since reopening Household Waste and Recycling Centres across York, the council has operated a ‘click before you tip’ system where residents and businesses booked ahead to avoid queues and ensure social distancing; thousands of slots were being booked.

As with all our services the council has kept this under close review and following changes to restrictions from Government, on Monday 20 July we will no longer ask people to book ahead.

Tips will continue to stay open later. The opening hours of the Household Waste and Recycling Centres will be 8.30am-7pm. Hazel Court is open 7 days a week. Towthorpe will be closed on Wednesdays but open on the other six days.

Social distancing measures will remain in place, with a limited number of vehicles allowed in at any one time.
Health and safety measures on site include:

  • there will be no help to unload waste and place it in the skip. Please ensure you can empty your vehicle yourself – only one person will be permitted outside of the vehicle
  • trailers, vans and pickups will require a permit to visit site as is usual and will be treated as commercial waste and invoiced at the normal rates
  • staff will be on site to ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained
  • commercial users of Hazel Court will need to stop at the weighbridge as per normal site procedure. Invoicing for disposal of this waste will be in place

Bookings are still available for this week and the council is encouraging those who need to use the Household Waste and Recycling Centres to make a booking for this week.

Wherever possible, residents are encouraged to recycle and compost, for more information on this visit or

Because of the speed that vehicles can travel along Towthorpe Road and the potential for queueing cars wanting turn right against the oncoming traffic to access Towthorpe, the council recommends that visitors to the site do so from the A64 where possible.

Coronavirus York updates; 28th May 2020


THERE has been two more coronavirus related deaths recorded at hospitals within the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, both of which were at York Hospital. The latest figures from NHS England show that the two further deaths takes the total within the trust to 205. Both of the two deaths were at York Hospital, taking the total there to 126, while 79 of the 205 deaths have been at Scarborough.

Coronavirus York updates; 20th May 2020

Virtually an Archbishop

Bishop Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell, will be confirmed as the new Archbishop of York, the second most senior clerical position in the Church of England, on July 9, in a service broadcast entirely via video conference due to the Coronavirus restrictions. York Minster is currently closed, although virtual services are broadcast on most days.

Acomb hairdresser plans re-opening

Ali Barbers on Front Street is hoping to re-open on 4th July. They will sue an appointments only system.Staff expect to be working flat out with social distancing in place once it reopens its doors.

Test avaiable to determine whether you have had COVID 19

Public Health England had announced its backing for the test last week, and it was now available to order online at The test uses a process developed by a York company and costs £89.


TWO more patients with coronavirus have died at hospitals run by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The fatalities take the total number of Covid-19 related deaths so far at York Hospital and Scarborough Hospital to 195. The trust said one of the patients died at York, taking the total number of deaths there to 117, and the other died at Scarborough Hospital, raising the total there to 78.