Advice for People with Animals
The UK government has provided advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
Below is a list of service changes due to the impact of coronavirus. This page is being constantly updated.
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The UK government has provided advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
The following shops and branches are able to reopen their businesses from 1 June 2020 or 15 June 2020 after temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Shops and branches include all retail stores.
This includes the following:
Please note: if you have outdoor furniture available that this CANNOT be placed on the highway and internal seating at your premises must not be provided for customers to use at this time, this includes all customer use of adjacent outdoor areas, where takeaway food and drink has been provided.
Businesses will only be able to open from these dates if they are COVID-19-secure, this will involve meeting the 5 steps of safer working under COVID-19 including completion of a risk assessment, in consultation with trade union representatives or workers, and that they are confident they are managing the risks. They must have taken the necessary steps to become COVID-19 secure in line with the current Health and Safety legislation and display a poster to confirm this.
If you need any additional advice, please contact:
Please be aware that the following businesses will REMAIN CLOSED until we reach phase 3 of the recovery plan, likely to be in early July 2020:
*Other than for takeaway food/drink (including alcohol if off sales licence is in place).
East Riding Pension Fund (ERPF) services are currently operating as normal. Payment of pensions and benefits will not be affected.
The situation surrounding coronavirus is fast-moving, but ERPF would like to reassure our scheme members that we are doing everything we can to ensure our service is not disrupted during this time. ERPF is monitoring the latest advice from the UK Government to manage any consequences for scheme employers, scheme members and our own staff.
ERPF’s priority will be to protect the Fund against the impact of interruptions and we have already put robust measures in place to ensure that we can continue to pay pensions and administer the scheme whilst dealing with any significant event (such as the possible impacts of coronavirus). These measures are tested regularly as part of our Business Continuity Plan and will continue to be reviewed over the coming days and weeks. As the situation develops ERPF may need to limit non-essential services and we will continue to keep scheme members updated of any decisions or actions taken. At present, ERPF services are operating as normal.
As a result of coronavirus and the recent global downturn in the economy, the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) have issued a statement and have asked ERPF to reassure scheme members that their pension benefits will not be affected. The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a defined benefit scheme set out in law and therefore benefits payable will not be directly affected by stock market changes or performance of investments. Members' pension accounts are revalued each year to allow for inflation and to keep up with the cost of living which are shown yearly on the annual benefits statement or payslip.
The SAB statement can be accessed here:
Please use the link below to access the PDF document from Public Health England
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s emergency assistance scheme aims to help residents of the East Riding who are in need at a time of crisis.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the government have made available a limited amount of funds for residents of the East Riding who are in need at a time of emergency or crisis.
This money is to help support residents where they have had a reduction in their income as a result of coronavirus and urgently require assistance with food and essentials.
Awards will be made where there is no alternative means of meeting the need, this includes help from universal credit and other benefits payable.
The Local Discretionary Grant scheme is a new funding scheme aimed at small businesses, micro-businesses and charities who have not previously qualified for government funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications for phase 1 can be submitted now until Sunday 21 June 2020.
Find out more from the Coronavirus - grants for businesses and charities page.
We are in the process of contacting all businesses who are eligible for the small business rates relief grant, to gather details in order to make payments. Find out more from the Coronavirus - grants for businesses and charities page.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council's business support team is working alongside the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and other partners to pool information on the issues affecting businesses, share resources and ensure businesses can access support.
The central point of access for business support in the Humber region is the Humber Business Growth Hub.
The Growth Hub brings together information on all support initiatives and can answer any questions and signpost businesses to the most appropriate help.
To access support, email the Growth Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org
To keep up-to-date with the latest developments, visit the following websites:
Pubs, cafés and restaurants have been told to close their premises due to recent Government guidance, however, some are allowed to sell takeaway food and drink if they have the correct licence, for the time being.
If anyone has information about a pub, café or restaurant that is opening to allow food and drink to be consumed within the premises, then please report these to the council using this email address: email@example.com.
When ordering takeaway food, we would advise residents to order food by telephone or online for delivery or collection at a specific time, and not to congregate at the premises.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council understand that as a result of COVID-19 businesses may look to change their model and diversify in order to maintain custom and help the community during this time.
The following advice is for those businesses that are looking to make provision for takeaways and deliveries where they have not done so before. A business will only be in a position do this if they are already registered as a food business with a Local Authority.
The UK government has provided further guidance for food businesses on good hygiene practices specifically in response to coronavirus:
The guidance covers food hygiene, handling food packaging, cleaning and waste disposal, managing employee sickness and social distancing.
The guidance provides specific advice for social distancing in:
food processing plants supermarkets staff canteens and rest areas takeaways and restaurants/offering pick-up services outdoor food markets/farmers markets.
In recent days there has been a lot of focus on the construction sector, with respect to their operations, and whether or not the projects they are working on are essential and need to continue during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The council is keeping the matter under review and will continue to follow the Government’s advice. At this time, the Government has advised that construction projects should continue, provided staff are working in line with public health guidance.
Additional safe systems of work guidance has been released from the Construction Leadership Council and contractors are adopting this advice on-site and with their supply chain.
It is vitally important to the council and its contractors that appropriate measures are taken to minimise the spread of coronavirus.
Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for asset management, said: “We are all living in unprecedented times but, despite this, our key workers are building much-needed infrastructure to protect our communities from flooding or to maintain safe use of our highways and there are many other examples of work in your community, which the council is carrying out, to keep the places we all enjoy in the best condition.
“We are acutely aware that the construction sector operates on small margins. So, by taking a pragmatic approach to keeping sites operational in line with sound Government direction, we are helping to sustain local employment where it is practical to do so and minimise the risk of infection.
“The council is insisting on social distancing and other safety measures at all of its construction sites are applied, in line with accepted safe systems of work. If there are any breaches, we will raise these with the contractor.”
All council staff and contractors involved in operational work to improve the state of local communities are categorised as key workers and the work they are undertaking is essential.
Please respect staff as they carry out their duties during this difficult time and please keep the recommended two metres distance away.
As part of our responsibility for helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to quickly control any local outbreaks, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is working with regional partner organisations, the Government, Public Health England and the NHS to help keep the East Riding safe.
To achieve this goal, one of the most crucial aspects of tackling COVID-19 is the timely gathering and sharing of information relating to any cases or suspected cases so that we can deal with any potential clusters as quickly as possible and reduce their impact.
The following guidance includes a tool (in the form of an Excel document or an online form) for quickly and effectively reporting any cases or suspected cases in your organisation.
Please do take the time to read through the guidance and to understand how to use the reporting tool so that, in the event of any outbreak, you respond quickly in contacting us with the information we need to help support your organisation, your colleagues and the population of the East Riding in keeping safe.
The COVID-19 situation is ever-changing here in the UK and it is very important that everyone is aware of the latest advice from the UK Government and the health information from the NHS.
We recognise the unprecedented impact that the pandemic is having on fishing business and coastal communities. NEIFCA is working hard to maintain essential services and support local fishing communities whilst protecting our own workforce during this very difficult and uncertain time.
IFCOs, where it is safe and appropriate to do so, will continue to patrol the coast and engage with fishermen and stakeholders. Officers will be following the latest government advice in relation to minimising the spread of the Coronavirus, which may mean officers need to carry out their work in alternative ways.
We are working, where it is safe to do so, to ensure that permits and sampling regimes are maintained as far as is practically possible. Our aim is to continue to support coastal communities and the industry and help to keep fishing and trading to be ready to recover when the time comes.
We are working very closely with Defra and our partner agencies including the Marine Management Organisation, Seafish and Cefas. Through this coordinated network we are liaising directly with industry, and their representatives and our Local Authorities, to support their essential services.
The UK Government has published updated guidance for businesses, employers and employees. The Government also announced a package of measures to provide support for public services, individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.
The Marine Management Organisation has established a one-stop-shop which provides a helpful guide to the support which is available. It is available online here:
In these uncertain times, there are organisations that can offer advice and practical or financial assistance to fishermen. Visit:
to find out who to contact, and for other updates on COVID-19 for the seafood industry.
Seafish have listed several organisations who can offer support to fishermen, some of which we have listed below:
The Fishermen’s Mission provides financial, practical and pastoral support to retired or active fishermen and their families. They assess support required and fill in a grant form which is sent to various charities for funding. Support can be requested for a variety of factors such as hospital transport costs or a new cooker or emotional support.
Financial support is provided when payments can no longer be made and they are in arrears – proof and documentation are required. To find out more visit their website:
call (01489) 566 910 or
SAIL is part of Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) but it offers specialised for seafarers. It provides independent financial advice on benefit entitlement, HMRC issues, bankruptcy, debt, charity grants, employment, housing and pensions, as well as advice on consumer issues and immigration. They also offer practical support to assist with filling in forms and negotiating with other agencies.
To find out more visit their website:
call 0800 160 1842 (lines are open week days 10am-4pm) or:
Shipwrecked Mariners Society provides financial and practical assistance to merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependents. They can support in instances that include debt, illness, disability, unemployment or retirement.
To find out more visit their website:
call (01243) 789 329 or
Seafarer Support guides serving and former UK seafarers and their families towards relevant help in times of need. Their online tool allows users to input basic details then searches their database of over 150 maritime charities to identify those which may be able to provide help.
To find out more visit their website:
or call the freephone helpline on 0800 121 4765.
The private sector housing team remains open to respond to complaints from tenants of serious hazards such as dangerous electrics, defective fire doors and alarms, broken down heating within rental properties.
Please ensure you have made every effort to contact your landlord or managing agent to resolve issues and be able to demonstrate their refusal to rectify matters prior to contacting this department.
Further to the government's announcement that evictions are temporarily banned due to COVID-19 please see the links below:
If having informed your landlord about this, you have further concerns about an eviction being carried out at this time please contact this department.
Advice on the enforcement of housing standards in rental properties and licensing of houses in multiple occupation for residential landlords
The government's response to the Coronavirus pandemic has imposed restrictions that are relevant for landlords in the private rented sector. Landlords, managing agents and contractors should minimise access to their properties. If access is permitted this should be only to meet legal standards to ensure tenant safety and welfare whilst observing social distancing measures.
Council officers will still be responding to complaints concerning disrepair and poor management and licensing standards in the private rented sector. However officers will adapt working practices to minimise visits and contact and may rely on photographs from example tenants in cases. Landlords will be contacted on the basis of these reports and officers will be understanding in terms of the timescales allowing for resolution. It is hoped that by far the majority of cases can be dealt with informally based on common sense agreements.
Consideration of suspension or variation of any Improvement Notices currently served will be given to allow additional time for landlords to comply but this may not be appropriate in all cases. Officers will consider the seriousness of the hazard, the vulnerability of the occupier and confidence that the landlord can demonstrate that appropriate attempts to remedy any hazards being undertaken within an agreed or confirmed additional time frame.
If you are aware of a repair which needs doing but the tenant is unable to permit access due to self-isolation, ask them to document this in a text or an email. Work should not be carried out in properties where the tenant is self isolating or shielding (tenants who are more vulnerable to the infection due to their medical condition) unless there is a serious and direct threat to tenant safety. Urgent matters which we would not consider appropriate to delay would include, water supply problems, sanitation, security, fire safety, electrical safety, gas safety, heating and hot water faults.
In terms of licensing of Housing in Multiple Occupation - new and renewal applications will be considered on a case by case basis with time extensions granted as necessary to take account of difficulties in providing relevant documentation. Further guidance for landlords and tenants is available below:
The Health and Safety Executives approach to Landlord’s Gas safety checks can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website but please find a summary below.
We appreciate that social housing landlords may be experiencing challenges in getting gas safety checks completed at this time, for example due to tenants isolating or a shortage of available engineers. However, landlords are still required to take reasonable steps to carry out annual gas safety checks etc. Suspension of all gas safety checks is not permissible as it will unnecessarily put tenants at increased risk, particularly as people are spending all/most of their time at home.
Each property should be considered on a case by case basis, completing safety checks where tenants permit access and gas engineers are available. If you are unable to secure the services of your usual engineers, you must make reasonable attempts to obtain alternative services.
Where you cannot and resource has to be prioritised you can do so, taking into account factors such as (this list is not exhaustive):
the age and type of appliances
previous maintenance/work carried out
the presence of CO alarms
whether the tenant is considered vulnerable for reasons other than risk from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Q1. What guidance is available for my business to re-open and operate safely under the COVID-19 situation?
A1 The government has published ‘Working Safely During COVID-19 in shops and branches’ which can be accessed at:
Q2. What financial assistance may be available to my business?
A2. The following websites outline further links that may be helpful:
Q3. Will I need permission from the council to place tables and chairs outside my premises?
A3. Yes: If you want to place tables and chairs on highway land (carriageway, footway, pedestrian areas and any verge etc) for the consumption of food/drink or alcohol, then you will require a Pavement Consent.
Any enquiries about applying for a pavement consent need to be emailed to Licensing@eastriding.gov.uk as soon as possible to ensure it can be considered as a matter of urgency.
A3. No: If the land is private land, owned by you, then no permission is needed from the council to place tables and chairs.**
Q4. Will I be able to get a temporary permission to help with COVID-19 Restrictions?
A4. Yes: A three-month consent will be considered, subject to the area’s suitability to be licensed. This consent will be to assist with the COVID-19 Restrictions 2020 and will not set a precedent to be able to get longer term permission to use highway land after this time.
All use of the council highway will need to comply fully with COVID-19 regulations, around social distancing etc.
Q5. Will I definitely be allowed to place my tables and chairs out on the highway?
A5. Due to the diversity of the East Riding area, and town and village centres, every request for a Pavement Consent will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
There will need to be full consideration to such matters as these (this list is illustrative and not exhaustive):
We cannot say that all premises’ locations will be suitable for placing furniture on the street. Consultation with the council’s planning and highways teams will also be part of this process.
More information on what information you will need to submit to the Licensing team for consideration of an external area can be found here: East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Pavement licences
Q6. If we only sell alcoholic drinks and no food, will we be considered for a Pavement Consent?
A6. Prior to COVID-19, the council would not permit any alcohol-only establishments to be able to use the highway, however some flexibility will be shown in order to assist getting business back trading under temporary Pavement Consents if the COVID-19 regulations allow this use of the highway.
We await further Government advice on this matter which may clarify matters further.
You may also have to apply for a variation to your premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
Q7. How much will it cost to get permission for the using the highway to place tables and chairs on it?
A7. The application fee for the short term (three-month) consent will be set dependent on how many tables and chairs your premises would be consented to have.
The fees will be available at this web page:
Q8. Will I need any insurance to place tables and chairs on the highway?
A8. Yes: You will require public liability insurance (minimum of £5million cover) that includes the outdoor area.
Q9. What about toilet provision?
A9. If food or drink is provided for consumption on the highway or on your private land then suitable toilet arrangements for customers should be in place, ensuring you are meeting the requirements of COVID-19 Secure: 5 steps to safer working.
Q10. Can I put my goods/stall/sign/machine/ride/game on the highway?
A10. No. The highway (carriageway, footway, pedestrian areas and any verge etc) is for the use of the public to travel and gain access to premises. Safety remains the prime concern and this now includes the public being able to socially distance on the highway with enough space as well as safe access to premises for blind and partially sighted patrons and those with other disabilities. Arcade games and rides will reduce space and also attract contact by young children unaware of the risks involved.
Q11. Can my customers queue on the highway?
A11. Generally yes. You must take account of the potential size and queue direction in your own COVID-19 risk assessment (see A1 links above). Your customers should remain only on your frontage, not your neighbours’ (without their consent). Queuing should be in line with buildings rather than across the footpath/walkway which is required for socially distancing passers-by. You may wish to apply your own monitoring and temporary stickers or tape markings to the footway surface to aid social distancing, suitable material is widely available for this purpose.
Q12. Will the council provide barriers for me?
A12. No. It remains the responsibility of individual business premises to undertake their own assessment in preparation for opening and trading and provide any equipment to support this. The use of barriers on the highway is not permitted without consent which will be based upon available width for other highway users to socially distance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on placing barriers.
Q13. Will the council temporarily close the street or parking space to traffic or make the footpath one-way?
A13. Generally no. Such proposals will be kept under review, however, but will only be considered in particularly busy areas where sensible social distancing cannot be achieved. Our towns will continue to rely on roads and parking areas being used for deliveries, travel, shopping, commuting and available to all. Making footways one-way will also be reviewed and balanced with the potential for conflict of destinations and social distancing.
Q14. Can I use my own car park to trade and force customers to park on the highway?
A14. While you are generally able to use your own private land to trade, any detrimental effects on the highway for others in terms of access, safety or obstruction due to parked cars will be addressed by the council.
Q15 Can the council enforce social distancing?
A15. Outside, no. The council will provide signs across our public realm town centres/shopping areas and car parks to remind people of the need to socially distance to keep safe and is providing advice to help support businesses to re-open. Any enforcement action within public areas can only be undertaken by the police at present. Issues relating to social distancing within premises are the responsibility of the business owner, however enforcement options could be used by the council or the Health and Safety Executive if public safety is considered to be at risk by businesses not following the COVID-19 Secure requirements.
Concerns about disease outbreaks or infection control issues should be directed to Public Health England (PHE).
The contact details are below:
Public Health England
North Yorkshire and Humber Team
Tel: (01904) 687100
Residents should ensure they are following current advice provided by the Government, Public Health England and the NHS using the links below:
The council’s adult learning centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Goole are closed to learners and all classes and appointments have been postponed until at least Monday, 20 April. Please email us at email@example.com or call (01482) 392844 if you need further guidance.
Bin collections will continue as normal.
If anyone in your household is suffering from symptoms of coronavirus, any hygiene-related waste such as tissues, wipes and cleaning cloths should be double-bagged and stored at your home for 72 hours as per government guidance, before disposing of it in the green general waste bin.
Please ensure the bin lid is closed.
All other waste can be disposed of as normal.
Residents can now collect free caddy liners from the council's recently reopened customer service centres, libraries and household waste recycling sites.
Commercial waste and recycling collections are continuing as normal.
However, if your business had closed due to the Government guidance, then please contact the Commercial Waste team and we can suspend your service.
Please place all PPE used at home – such as gloves and masks – into the green bin as these items cannot be recycled.
Household waste recycling sites across the East Riding reopened on Monday 4 May to give residents the chance to dispose of essential waste. Strict measures are in place and we ask you to abide by new restrictions.
As the Government’s ‘stay at home where possible’ advice is in place, residents should only visit the recycling sites if it is absolutely necessary – where excess waste cannot be stored at home safely.
As all the sites are open seven days a week, residents are asked to be mindful not to visit sites unless it is necessary and be aware that there may be long queues and waiting times.
The health of residents and the workforce remains the priority of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and site managers FCC Environment – therefore everyone entering the sites must follow social distancing measures:
The Reuse Shop at the Humberfield household waste recycling site will reopen on 15 June. Donations of reuse items will restart at that time.
The sites close at 5pm and any vehicles on-site need to have unloaded all waste by that time. The last entry will be prior to this to ensure this can be done.
We accept that the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak may make it more difficult for residents to apply for a Blue Badge that has recently expired or is about to expire.
East Riding of Yorkshire local authority parking teams will not issue Penalty Charge Notices using Blue Badges with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards.
We will not enforce against expired Blue Badges until 30 September 2020. This date is subject to review. Please note: private car park owners may still enforce against expired Blue Badges. Please check before parking.
The Humber Authorities Calibration Test Centre has reverted to its normal hours for delivery and collection of equipment which are as follows:
Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 16.30 Friday 09.00 - 15.30.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
Please note: special social distancing measures for all deliveries and collection of equipment will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
At times like this, we all need help and support to cope with the changes we need to make to our lifestyles in order to delay the spread of COVID-19 but because of these changes, some people are finding it very difficult to access the services they need most.
The council has partnered with the HEY Smile Foundation, as well as local voluntary and community groups, to create a Community Response Hub that connects people in the East Riding who don't have a support network to call upon with those that can provide the help they need.
This could range from picking up medication or shopping, to a telephone call if they are feeling isolated.
We hope you are keeping safe and well at the current time. We have closed all of our centres until further notice to make sure that we are keeping our staff and families as safe as possible, and following all of the government guidance.
Those centres that have childcare on-site are operating, please contact the childcare setting directly.
Children's Centres at Anlaby, Driffield, Marshlands and Withernsea will be open for essential midwife appointments on specific days, you will have received an invitation from the midwifery service about this.
Please do not turn up if you do not have an appointment.
We recognise the challenges that families are facing at the moment and we wanted to let you know that we are still here for you. We have a number of activities that we can offer virtually so please get in touch if you would like to know more.
If you are struggling and need some support you can ring the following numbers, leave a voicemail message and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible - please bear with us at this time as we may be busier than usual.
In the meantime, please contact us via our hubs or on Facebook page @erchildrenscentres
Areas Included: Anlaby, Hessle, Brough, Cottingham
Areas Included: Beverley, Beeford
Tel: (01482) 391831
Areas Included: Bridlington Family Centre, Bridlington Butts Close
Tel: (01482) 391830
Areas Included: Driffield, Market Weighton, Pocklington
Tel: (01482) 391827
Areas Included: Marshlands, Kingsway, Howden
Tel: (01482) 391828
Areas Included: Withernsea, Hedon, Hornsea
Tel: (01482) 391829
We realise that some tenants may be concerned at having repairs done at this time. We have continued to carry out repairs and servicing of gas and electrical installations throughout the current crisis. Initially we limited the work to essential priority repairs but increasingly we are extending this service to other repairs.
Prior to and when attending your home, to ensure your safety we will:
If you do have COVID-19 symptoms then we will only conduct repairs of an urgent health and safety nature, for example, making safe a major water leak or reinstating a loss of power.
In these cases staff will wear appropriate PPE including disposable overalls, gloves and a face covering.
We would ask you to:
For further information please read the following document or contact repairs on (01482) 396301.
Please see below a letter to all social housing residents from Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing:
In response to customer feedback, requests for information and service requests - such as comments and complaints or requests under the Freedom of Information Act - the council strives to respond in a timely manner. However, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the council may take slightly longer in responding and asks for residents' patience and understanding.
Customer Service Centres opened on Monday, 6 July, 2020 and from 8 August 2020 all customers entering the centres will be required to wear a face-covering.
In the first phase, it is only possible to visit the site to talk to a customer advisor by appointment and only for services which cannot be completed via the council website or by telephone on (01482) 393939.
We have increased the number of telephone operatives to enable more enquiries to be dealt with in the safest way possible and minimising face to face contact by reducing the need for customers to visit a site. Please call (01482) 393939 for assistance.
Caddy liners will be available to pick up near the entrance to the centre.
Enquiry desk availability will be restricted to ensure adequate distancing between customers. Cleaning materials will be provided at enquiry desks in use.
These changes are in place to enable us to reopen safely and in-line with government advice and regulations, and are for the benefit of keeping our customers and staff as safe as possible. These are subject to change according to the latest government advice.
We will try to offer the normal opening hours but this may be subject to change site to site.
You can check our website for further details including opening hours and information on the new ways that services are being offered.
The safety of service users, their families and staff are paramount and the council has been working hard to maintain service delivery as well as planning for future service delivery as the situation evolves. The council has been following changes in government guidance in relation to social distancing and ensuring that day service users and staff who are aged 70 or over or under 70 with an underlying health condition are supported to remain safely at home where possible.
Many people who fall into that category have made their own decision to stay at home and the planning for the forthcoming weeks is focussing on what support may be needed to promote their health and wellbeing. The majority of people are no longer supported within a day service and the council is working with the last few people remaining to provide an alternative solution.
The day service offer has been reducing over this last week in accordance with the guidance, demand for service and availability of staff. The council is also looking at how it can make best use of staff to support care delivery in the most critical cases and would like to provide reassurance that contact will continue to be maintained.
The council would like to reassure residents that if they don’t receive a service, charges will be adjusted accordingly. These measures are being put in place to help the council to safeguard its users, families and staff and thanks the residents in advance for their support and patience at this time.
For more information about coronavirus guidelines and advice on what to do, visit:
In light of current developments in relation to Covid-19 and the government's ongoing communications around any potential impact of service, the Families Information Service Hub will endeavour to continue to keep settings, schools, practitioners and parents up-to-date with current government legislation.
Our most efficient way of getting this information out is via our Social Media channels.
We would advise all settings and schools like and share these pages with staff and parents to ensure this information is available to all on FISH's Facebook page FISH's Facebook page
The details for individual services are as follows:
East Riding Libraries will be opening their doors for browsing from Monday, 10 August. Customers entering a site will be required to wear a face covering.
Those wishing to browse books will need to bring their library card and will be allocated a limited time in the library. Customers may have to queue based on the number of customers in the building, which will vary from site to site based on available space . All customers will be asked for test and trace details upon entering, and are required to wear a face-covering, sanitise hands and adhere to social distancing rules. Customers can also continue to order items using the online catalogue, the library app or by phoning their branch and then collect once items show as available on your online account or a member of staff has been in touch.
Customers returning items will continue to place them directly into a special sack and books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being cleaned and reshelved by staff.
Overdue fines are still not applicable and the number of items customers can borrow has been increased to cover the quarantine periods when books are returned.
Newspapers are still not available.
Public access PCs are available, again by appointment, for customers age 16 and over and for essential needs only. Please book online or contact your library or Multi-Service Centre.
Customers will need to bring their library card to get access to a PC. Availability will be restricted to ensure adequate distancing between users. Cleaning materials will be provided in IT suites.
You can check our website for further details including opening hours and for information on our extensive eBook offer and other library news.
The thousands of stock items that were on the shelf at the point of lockdown have also all been cleaned by our staff.
In the first phase of reopening it will only be possible to borrow items by an order and collect service. To help comply with social distancing guidelines, customers will not be able to board the library vehicle or use the public access PC
Mobile Library customers will be contacted from Monday, 6 July, by text, email or telephone to discuss the new opening hours and the order and collect service.
Once books have been ordered, staff will contact the customer and arrange a collection appointment. If customers arrive outside of the allotted time, books many not be ready for collection.
Customers returning items will be asked to place them directly into a marked box and books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being cleaned and made available for the next customer.
Overdue fines have not been applied during the lockdown period and loan limits have been extended
We will initially reopen the mobile library service with 2 weekly deliveries at our busiest stops and during our normal hours. Customers will be contacted by text, email or telephone to discuss the new opening hours and our order and collect service.
If you would like to more information or to sign up for our text message notification service, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can [check our website](https:// www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk) for further details including opening hours, how to make an online reservation and for information on our extensive e-book offer and other library news.
Beverley Guildhall, East Riding Museum and the Treasure House, and Goole Museum will re-open, based on their normal opening hours and days from Monday, 6 July.
In the first phase of reopening, it will only be possible to visit the sites by following a prescribed route, which has been designed to ensure appropriate social distancing. The number of people in the building at any one time will be limited.
Leaflet display units, children’s toys, interactives and seating have been removed, in order to maximise space for social distancing.
The museums team will try to work to normal opening hours, but this may be subject to change.
The Treasure House in Beverley will reopen on Monday, 6 July.
A queuing system will operate in order to gain access to the Treasure House. There will be two queues; one for Library users which will run down the side of the building up to the car park, and one for other services in the building, running in front of the building.
Entry to the Treasure House will by the main entry doors, where visitors will be directed by a staff member.
The Tourist Information Centre will be open during its normal opening times with a member of staff available to answer any tourism-related queries. There will be no self-service leaflet/brochure stands or merchandise available to purchase.
In order for these museums and the Treasure House to reopen safely, visitors are asked to follow these guidelines:
Visit the museums website for further details, including opening hours, and information on the new ways that services are being offered:
Skidby Mill will reopen on Monday, 20 July.
East Riding Archives Service, based at the Treasure House in Beverley, will reopen on Monday, 6 July.
In the first phase of reopening, it will only be possible to consult documents by appointment. Customers who would like to deposit or donate records will also need to contact the team to make an appointment before bringing in the records.
Staff will be answering research enquiries by email or telephone to enable more enquiries to be dealt with in the safest way possible and minimising face-to-face contact by reducing the need for customers to visit a site.
Enquiry desks will be restricted to ensure adequate distancing between customers. Cleaning materials will be provided at the enquiry desks which are in use.
The archives team will try to work to normal opening hours, but this may be subject to change. In order for the Archives to reopen safely, customers are asked to follow these guidelines:
Visit the website for full details:
Your MOT certificate will be extended by 6 months if it expires on or after Monday 30 March 2020 and up to and including Friday 31 July 2020.
Your MOT certificate will not be extended if your vehicle’s MOT expires on or after Saturday 1 August 2020.
You must book an MOT as usual.
Find out more on the GOV.UK website.
Your taxi compliance certificate will be extended by 6 months if it expires on or after Monday 30 March 2020 and up to and including Friday 31 July 2020.
It will not be extended if your vehicle’s taxi compliance certificate expires on or after Saturday 1 August 2020.
You must book a taxi compliance test as usual.
Parking charges to return from 1 June – but will stay free for NHS and care workers
Parking charges are to return to all council car parks and parking bays in the East Riding from Monday 1 June, in line with some lockdown restrictions being lifted.
However, NHS and critical care staff, as well as NHS COVID-19 volunteers, will still benefit from free parking while they are on duty as long as they display their COVID-19 parking permit. This is a nationally recognised scheme.
Permits can only be issued by your own employer.
Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website:
Alongside the charges, parking enforcement will continue in all areas.
Those with parking permits, who stopped monthly payments when the fees were waived in March, will receive individual correspondence explaining what they need to do.
Residents should renew their resident parking permits for CPZ areas as normal. Information about how to do it is here:
The planning service remains open but is asking applicants and residents to correspond through online forms, Public Access or email:
Site notices advertising new planning applications are still being displayed. Residents can continue to view and comment on planning applications through Public Access. Residents can also use Public Access to set up an area of search (e.g. for a specific street, town or village) to receive an automatic email notification of any new planning applications in the specified area.
The Planning Committee and the two Area Sub-Committees are continuing but will be held via teleconference.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, there will continue to be a little disruption to the day-to-day service provision. Public safety remains the priority and the building control team is working remotely with full access to phones, email and documents to provide a building control service.
Contact the team in the usual way on (01482) 393800 or by email at:
Building regulations applications are still being checked in the usual way and the team continues to offer a reduced site inspection service, so that social distancing rules can be safely observed.
New building control applications should be submitted online at Building Control Services.
Thank you for your understanding.
If you need to travel, please follow the latest Government guidelines. Consider all other forms of transport, including cycling or walking, before using public transport.
But if you do need to use public transport, please follow these steps:
COVID-19 information coming soon.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the East Riding Registration and Celebratory Service is operating on a reduced staffing level.
The service appreciates the difficult situation faced by the public, couples and venues, locally and nationally during these uncertain times and are doing their best to be as flexible as possible in all circumstances.
The service will be returning enquiries in order of the date received but we acknowledge our reduced staffing level could delay this process.
Following the lifting of some restrictions regarding social distancing, the General Register Office has advised that birth registration and declaration appointments can now be taken, providing that current social distancing regulations are observed.
East Riding Registration Services will start to make appointments from Monday, 6 July and anyone who wishes to book an appointment should call (01482) 393600.
Following the Government’s guidelines for civil marriages and civil partnerships, East Riding Registration Services will start holding ceremonies on their premises from Saturday, 11 July 2020.
These ceremonies will take place under strict social distancing for the safety of everyone present.
Due to the Government guidelines, it is disappointing that this is not an immediate return to normal service but registration staff need time to liaise with couples, make arrangements with them as well as inform them of the social distancing arrangements.
Officers will initially be contacting couples who have bookings during July, August and September.
Once those couples have been contacted, staff will move on to ceremonies booked in the following months.
Couples will have the opportunity to stay with their original date or a new date may be rearranged.
Officers will be working through bookings on a month-by-month programme so would ask that couples wait until they receive an email asking them to contact us.
It is really important that couples check the email address they have supplied to us in regards to their bookings and check their spam cache regularly.
The email address for East Riding Registration Services is:
From Monday, 6 July 2020, couples will be able to contact the office on (01482) 393600 to make appointments to give notice for marriage and civil partnerships.
East Riding Registration Services are still waiting to hear from approved venues about when they will be ready to start holding ceremonies again.
In the coming months, officers will have around 1,000 bookings to deal with and are asking for patience and understanding from all couples.
To protect the health and safety of the public and staff nationally, emergency legislation has been approved by the government to allow telephone death registrations. The hospital or surgery who has dealt with the death of your loved one, will email the necessary documentation to our office and make you aware that they have done so. You can then contact the county registration service on (01482) 393600, our office hours are Mon-Thurs 9am - 4.30pm, Fri 9am - 4pm to make a telephone appointment.
The General Register Office is currently awaiting further guidance from UK Visas and Immigration and will update in due course until such time all ceremonies are postponed.
The council has been following the guidance issued by the government in relation to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and has taken measures to help protect residents and staff from infection.
As the national risk has increased the council has made the very difficult decision to restrict all visitors from accessing the care home, leaving only the most essential visitors with access in severe situations in order to protect the health of residents.
We are therefore confirming the decision that loved ones do not visit the care home. Please stay at home as advised by the government and keep safe. The safety of the residents is extremely important and by staying at home you are helping the council to keep them as safe as possible.
Visitor restriction also includes chiropodists, hairdressers etc.
The council is sad to have to put such restrictions in place, however with the stringent infection control measures, and your support, it will reduce the risks to residents significantly.
The council understands that this is a worrying time for families and as such how important it is to maintain contact and it will endeavour to find ways of assisting residents to maintain contact and have sourced iPads so that video calls - using Facetime or Skype - can be supported as well as telephone contacts and letter writing.
As always, if there are any concerns about the health of any resident then the council will contact you. There will be procedures in place for visiting a loved one in the case of critical situations, such as end-of-life, and these will be arranged by the care home manager with very specific isolation rules in place.
If there are any changes to these arrangements the council will let you know.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus and this includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
This will dramatically help to protect the elderly and vulnerable people of the East Riding.
For more advice about coronavirus and what to do if you are concerned, visit:
On Wednesday 20 May, East Riding of Yorkshire Council advised schools to consider beginning to increase the number of children in specified year groups who can attend school from Monday 8 June.
Since then, schools have been working in collaboration with the council and trade unions to make careful preparations for such a return.
This week, the Government has confirmed that the five tests necessary for schools to begin receiving more children have been met.
In these circumstances, East Riding schools are continuing with their preparations for the phased return of more children from Monday 8 June.
In the meantime, the council is continuing to review, on a daily basis, the local and regional picture and will confirm its advice to schools by Wednesday 3 June, so that the arrangements for those children in the first phase of return can be confirmed.
A small proportion of East Riding children and young people rely on home-to-school and college transport, provided by the council, to get to their school or college.
East Riding schools, academies and post-16 providers are working hard on their preparations for a full school return in the autumn term, to ensure that all pupils and staff are as safe as possible once on-site.
The council is also committed to ensuring that children and young people stay as safe as possible on the journey to and from their place of learning, to minimise the risk of coronavirus transferring across schools, settings and households.
Providers of home-to-school and college transport are working to a system of controls that focuses on a series of hygiene measures to minimise risk and create a safer environment for all pupils. These measures are mirrored across all schools and colleges across the East Riding.
The following advice and guidance is modelled around the below system of controls:
1) minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not access transport
2) clean hands thoroughly more often than usual
3) ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ approach
4) introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently-touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach
5) minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible
6) where necessary, wear appropriate face-coverings
It may not always be possible to adhere to the 2-metre social distancing rule on transport and the Government advises that face coverings should be worn whilst travelling. The most up-to-date guidance, Coronavirus (COVID–19): safer travel guidance for passengers, can be found at:
This guidance advises:
You should wear a face-covering while travelling.
A face-covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and after taking it off.
Some people may not be able to wear a face-covering, for example, young children, people with breathing difficulties and people whose disabilities make it difficult for them to wear a face-covering.
You should be prepared to remove your face-covering if asked to do so by police officers and police staff for the purposes of identification.
A face-covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment (PPE). These should continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace, such as health and care workers and those in industrial settings, like those exposed to dust hazards.
The evidence suggests that wearing a face-covering does not protect you, but it may protect others if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been continually assessing the risk of using home-to-school and college transport in order to keep children and young people as safe as possible during this very difficult time.
It is very important that everyone plays their part and makes every effort to reduce the risk to themselves and others around them.
Where parents feel that for whatever reason the transport provided by the council is not suitable for their child or young person, the council appreciates that parents have the choice to fulfil this duty themselves. Unfortunately, the council is not in a position to consider alternatives.
Parents and carers should be aware of the following principles:
Pupils should not travel if they are presenting with symptoms, a test should be arranged and the pupil must isolate for seven days from the onset of symptoms
Pupils should not travel if a member of their household is presenting with symptoms, they must isolate for 14 days and follow Public Health England guidance in relation to getting a test
Parents should, where possible, bring their children to school themselves. They could consider walking, cycling (where safe to do so) or driving
Parents should talk to their children about personal space and try to ensure their child understands there should be no physical contact with others in the transport
Children and young people 11 years-of-age and over travelling to school on a bus or coach (not a minibus) must wear a face-covering unless they have breathing difficulties or a disability that makes it difficult for them to do - this is no longer a personal preference.
No child or young person will be left at the roadside, however, where a child or young person 11 years and over does not wear a face-covering on buses or coaches, this will be followed-up and support and advice offered
Council staff and drivers on transport and school staff will not be responsible for the safe use of face-coverings
Parents should make sure their child knows how to put on and take off their face-covering safely
Parents should ensure their children know to listen to the driver and any passenger assistants in relation to boarding, seating and alighting vehicles
Children should not ordinarily eat or drink on transport, this is particularly important at this time (to reduce hand-to-face contact)
Parents should talk to their children about safe queuing at bus stops etc. (where this is applicable)
Parents should ensure children wash their hands and face before leaving the house to use the transport
Parents are advised that contractors who provide transport will be using smiley faces and crosses on their vehicles to illustrate where children and young people should and should not sit (this is to ensure risks are minimised whilst on transport)
Where possible, hand sanitiser will be provided on vehicles
Schools will encourage children and young people to wash their hands, remove their face-covering and place it into their bag on arrival at school, they will also remind children to wash their hands and put their masks on before accessing transport at the end of the school day
Parents should ensure their children are adequately dressed for the journey as vehicles may be more ventilated than usual (windows open to ensure air circulation)
Parents and children are encouraged to use the Buswise system to report any issues on transport: East Riding of Yorkshire Council (external council website)
Schools will be understanding if pupils arrive late to school due to you bringing them to school. This could be due to you dropping off other children at other educational establishments. Where this is the case the pupil will be marked as 'late' in the attendance register and not 'late after the register has closed'. This will not prejudice the pupil or school in relation to attendance recording.
If you have any questions in relation to home-to-school or college transport you should contact Transportation Services:
Tel: (01482) 395444
School closure information for those who work in the East Riding but live in Hull City Council areas:
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online tool for young people where they can find advice and support.
As the current situation develops so rapidly all face-to-face contact will be suspended.
The primary aim is to ensure that service delivery can be maintained across the East Riding of Yorkshire whilst keeping everyone safe and well.
Acting on the advice from the Local Authority, SENDIASS has adapted its service delivery, with all staff working remotely. This means that the team are continuing to offer impartial information, advice and support throughout COVID-19 and social distancing. The team are able to offer advice over the phone, via email and also support in virtual meetings.
On the Local Offer page (external council website) you can find information in regards to SEN guidance at this time. You may also wish to follow us on Twitter @SendiassERYC as we will update this with new information as we receive it.
SENDIASS currently ask that anyone requesting information, advice and support contact us via our email email@example.com or via our new text number 07507310273, leaving a name, details of enquiry and a telephone contact number. This will allow an officer to return contact within 2 working days.
All schools have been ordered to effectively close with only a small number of staff staying on to provide education for children of key workers and vulnerable children.
For frequently asked questions and a list of key workers please see the link below:
A vulnerable child is one who has a social worker and/or an Education Health and Care plan (EHCP). It is important to remember that many children with special educational needs (SEN) will receive support in school but do not have an EHCP and therefore this child may be expected to stay at home, unless they meet the above criteria. The government have requested that if only one parent is a key worker that the other parent stays with the child at home.
Single parents who are key workers will be entitled to a school place. However, this will need to be looked at on a school-by-school basis, as due to staffing levels some schools may not be able to stay open. Some local schools may pool resources at this time. In some cases your child might attend a Pupil Referral Unit or Alternative Provision. This setting may remain open to provide support for children in the ‘vulnerable’ category and/or children of key workers.
We suggest that you speak to your school or the local authority if your school has already closed and you are unsure about your child’s provision. If you feel that your child needs to continue receiving some form of educational input, we suggest that you highlight that the loss of an educational setting could be a risk to health, wellbeing or safety of the child if they do not receive a particular provision or intervention.
If you feel that there is too high a risk to send your child to school because they or someone in the family are at high risk then you are not required to send your child in.
There is no clarity as to the length of time schools will be closed for, though it is estimated to be months rather than weeks. This is dependent on the pandemic progress.
All children with EHCPs are entitled to go to school.
This would suggest that special schools would remain open where possible, however there may be issues with staff absence so this may not always be the case.
Currently, the local authority still has the legal duty to deliver provision, which is likely to be the reason for why children with EHCP are able to continue attending school. However, this may be difficult due to a shortage of staff and so the delivery of precise provision within the EHCP may be difficulty to put in place, particularly over the coming weeks.
Please note: the duty on the local authority could change from an absolute duty to reasonable endeavours if the Coronavirus Bill passed next week. Again, if you feel that there will be a risk to the health, wellbeing or safety of the child, please raise this with your school or local authority.
It is important to note that currently the local authority has not been relieved of the duty to carry out Education Health Care Needs Assessments, though they may not be able to meet deadlines due to staff absence.
Annual reviews are still going ahead, though please grant local authorities and schools some flexibility on the deadlines due to wider pressures. If you feel there is an urgent need to amend provision or placement in regards to a child’s EHCP through the annual review please speak to the school or local authority to look at the best way to move forward.
There may be strains on the transport links to school at this time, though this is hoped to continue for the children who require transport to school. If transport has stopped due to staffing issues then please speak to your school and Local Authority regarding temporary solutions.
SEND Tribunals are highly likely to continue during this time, due to children and young people with EHC plans continuing within an educational setting. Tribunals are running hearings by phone or video links, and so you may wish to ask for a virtual hearing or a paper hearing if more appropriate. There should be no need to adjourn hearings. We do recommend that if you feel unwell you email the Tribunal in the first instance.
We appreciate that this is a difficult situation and there is great uncertainty ahead. We will try our best to keep people up to date and clear on the situation regarding your child’s education in relation to their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Under local authority guidance, we are currently working away from the office though are able to remain in contact with parents via phone calls and email.
If you do have any questions or require any further information, advice and support, we ask for you to please email SENDIASS at:
East Riding SENDIASS:
Text: 07507 310273
East Riding Local Offer (external council website)
East Riding SEN team:
Tel: (01482) 394000 then Option 1, Option 1
Tel: (01482) 395444
Contact - For families with disabled children:
Contact - for families with disabled children (external website)
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Council for Disabled Children
Beverley Tourist Information Centre will be open during its normal opening times from Monday, 6 July with a member of staff available to answer any tourism-related queries. There will be no self-service leaflet/brochure stands or merchandise available to purchase.
Bridlington Tourist Information Centre
Bridlington Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has reopened in a new location in the northern entrance of Bridlington Spa.
The opening times will be 10am – 4.45pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays in July and August, then 10am – 4.45pm Monday to Saturday in September.
To ensure the safety of customers and staff, there is a one-way system in place with separate entrance and exit routes, and social distancing signage. Only one person or family group is allowed in at any one time.
The TIC staff are providing tourist information and a selection of brochures for the whole of East Yorkshire. There is a laminated display of leaflet front covers on display, and the leaflets themselves are stored behind the counter and are available to take away on request.
Email and telephone calls continue to be handled by TIC staff away from the main counter.
Staff are also able to take coach drop-off and pick-up bookings if required.
From Tuesday 24 March 2020 If you have a Trading Standards complaint you should call the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808223113 who will provide you with basic advice. Trading Standards will continue to monitor complaints but will only respond to emergencies.
A weights and measures verification service will be provided by Trading Standards but only to sectors in the vital supply chain and medical/fuel industries.
The safety of the customers/tenants, families and staff are paramount and the council has been working hard to maintain service delivery as well as planning for future service delivery as the situation evolves.
The council has been following changes in government guidance in relation to social distancing and ensuring that customers/tenants and staff who are aged 70 or over or under 70 with an underlying health condition are supported to remain safely at home where possible.
The Welfare Support Service offer has been reducing over this last week in accordance with the guidance, demand for service and availability of staff.
The council is also looking at how it can make best use of staff to support customers and deliver a service to all tenants. It would also like to provide reassurance that contact will continue to be maintained and this may be on a reduced level of visits, but where this is the case, contact will be provided on other days via a telephone call.
These measures are being put in place to help the council to safeguard customers, families and staff and thanks the residents in advance for their support and patience at this time.
For more information about coronavirus guidelines and advice on what to do, visit:
Postponed In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the council, in consultation with Backfire Promotions, have taken the decision to postpone Race The Waves 2020. The event was due to take place on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 May in Bridlington.
The decision has been made to ensure the council can focus staff and resources on service delivery and to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as circumstances change.
Cancelled. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the council, has taken the decision to cancel the Bridlington Kite Festival 2020. The event was due to take place on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 May in Bridlington.
The decision has been made to ensure the council can focus staff and resources on service delivery and to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as circumstances change.
We thank you for your understanding.
Whilst Government advice currently prohibits live performances; the café, which features stunning views over Bridlington south beach, and the Box Office are back open and welcoming customers new and old.
During the phased re-opening the café will have a limited offer, serving hot and cold drinks, pre-made sandwiches, scones and cakes, and customers are advised to pay by card and other contactless methods where possible.
The venue has put new measures in place throughout to protect the health of customers and staff, such as a one-way system, extensive signage, sanitiser stations and reduced seating capacities.
Also resuming are the popular free Picturehouse cinema screenings starting week commencing Monday 13 July, and featuring two different films per week: a black and white classic on Tuesdays, and a family feature on Thursdays; both at 1.30 pm, with reduced, socially-distanced seating.
Further information can be found on Bridlington Spa’s social media pages @BridSpa and via the website:
For those of you who have purchased ArtWaves tickets via Bridlington Spa box office to any of our paid events, we are pleased to announce you will be issued a full refund.
Please be patient with the staff at this extremely busy and unsettled period and rest assured it will happen.
The box office number is (01262) 678258.
ArtWaves organisers have spent today contacting artists and traders to update them on the situation.
If you are one of those affected and have not yet heard from us, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
As part of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and following governmental advice in relation to social distancing and mass gatherings, For Entrepreneurs Only and Bridlington Spa have made the joint decision to cancel the Business Day for 2020.
The event was scheduled to take place at Bridlington Spa on Friday 5 June, but the developing pandemic with regards to COVID-19 has caused the event to be unable to take place. As one of the largest business events in the region the safety of everyone involved from staff to exhibitors and delegates to speakers must be the number one priority.
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Event Director said, “The decision to cancel hasn’t been taken lightly. We all know that the health and well-being of everyone at this time is of the utmost concern. We are now looking ahead and making plans for The Business Day in June 2021.”
Mark Lonsdale, General Manager, Bridlington Spa said, “A key factor in the decision-making process was the consideration of the additional burden that such a large-scale event places on all those involved at a time when their priorities are rightly elsewhere.”
Urgent government advice issued earlier this week stated that ‘essential travel does not include visits to campsites or caravan parks for isolation purposes or holidays’.
The government is encouraging people to stay at home and remain in their primary residence, to avoid putting additional pressure on communities and services which are already at risk.
Holiday accommodation, including hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites and caravan parks, must close.
Some premises or caravan parks premises have allowed persons already at the location to remain. Following Government regulations issued yesterday, they can only be kept open to provide accommodation for anyone who is already on the premises or park site and is unable to return to their main residence, anyone who uses that accommodation as their main residence, or who needs accommodation while moving house or attending a funeral.
The caravan parks are closed and mobile homeowners and their relatives must not travel to the parks as you will be refused entry and sent home, because this is not essential travel.
Active Coast is taking the difficult decision to cancel all future events and sessions for the foreseeable future in the interest of public safety, following the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England’s guidance to advise against non-essential contact with others.
We will notify residents of any further changes to our events schedule and will keep people updated as to when Active Coast events will return and apologise for any inconvenience this decision has caused.
We hope to see you at our events and sessions in the near future.
When you visit the East Riding coast this weekend or our Local Nature Reserves, please observe social distancing at all times and be respectful of our local communities.
Our residents need space as well.
The foreshore and beaches are open and we would like to take this opportunity to remind our users to maintain social distancing and ensure that dogs are kept under control at all times. The dog exclusion zones will be enforced from 4 July so please familiarise yourself with these before bringing your dog to the beach. We also ask dog owners to clean up after their pets and to dispose of the waste in the bins provided. All this will continue to be monitored by our team, and government instructions will be reinforced where necessary.
Please email all other enquiries to:
The Coastal Services (formerly Foreshores) office in Bridlington reopens on 4 July and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the chalets. However, the chalets are fully booked for this summer so the Coastal Services team is not taking any new bookings. Customers with bookings will be contacted in strict chronological order when the receptionist will either take payment for the chalet or offer a refund if either the council or the customer have to cancel the booking. Outstanding refunds will be given as soon as possible. Please be aware that new terms and conditions have been introduced and it is important that customers read these before using the chalets. The Coastal Services team will monitor compliance with the new terms and conditions of hire for the chalets and public behaviour around the chalets before taking any bookings for winter lets or for 2021. We are hoping to announce a date for these bookings in mid to late July.
Customers can keep up to date on facebook at:
If anyone has any queries, please email and we will respond to you as soon as we can:
Land trains will be running from Saturday, 4 July, but there is a reduced service on the Bridlington North service with the trains running between Limekiln Lane and Sewerby Hall and Gardens only, with no stop at Bondville Model Village.
Face coverings must be worn at all times when on the land trains.
There are social distancing measures in place, which means a reduction in capacity on the trains.
Customers are requested to make card payments only to reduce the need for cash handling.
Customers must fold prams, buggies, and wheelchairs before boarding the train. Regretfully, we will not be able to use the wheelchair lift in the rear carriage of the trains this season.
There will be a queueing system adjacent to the platform to remove the interaction between passengers getting onto and off the trains.
Please email all other enquiries to:
Email : email@example.com
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Yorkshire Mixed Golf Week has been cancelled for 2020. The event was due to take place from Monday, 18 May to Friday, 22 May at Hessle Golf Course, Brough Golf Course, Hull Golf Course (Kirk Ella) and Cottingham Parks Golf and Leisure.
The 2021 event will take place from Monday, 17 May to Friday, 21 May 2021. We thank you for understanding.
East Riding Leisure is reminding its members and customers that it is to reopen most of its Leisure Centres on Saturday, 25 July.
East Riding Leisure Hornsea will not be reopening on that date, however, as redevelopment works continue on the site. East Riding Leisure South Cave will reopen on Monday, 27 July.
Customers will find many differences when they return, in order to protect their health and wellbeing, and that of the staff.
In the first phase of reopening, the Centres will offer gym, casual swimming (where appropriate) and classes only, and these will have to be pre-booked. East Riding Leisure South Holderness will reopen its swimming pool only at this stage.
All centres will initially have reduced opening hours, to allow for cleaning and sanitising at the start and end of each day.
Social distancing measures mean that the capacity of all the centres will be reduced. All leisure centres will operate on a cashless basis only, and there will be no catering facilities initially. There will be limited numbers of vending machines available.
All activities will be separated, to ensure adequate time for cleaning between classes and other activities.
Customers will need to pay in advance for all activities, and bookings will be either online or by telephone. East Riding Leisure members will be able to book up to 48 hours in advance; casual customers will be able to book up to 24 hours in advance. Customers will have to confirm that they are free of symptoms when they book, and should arrive on time for their activities, but NOT significantly early.
All customers will need to join a socially-distanced queue at Reception on arrival, where screens have been erected, and will be asked to sanitise their hands. They will have to scan their membership cards, or provide proof of payment for their activity.
The following rules will apply for specific activities:
Full details of all facilities and the details of the reopening are at:
The Floral Hall is closed for the foreseeable future.
Council-run markets in the East Riding are due to reopen in June following the latest Government guidance.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently working with traders to arrange a return for the markets it runs in Beverley and Pocklington, as well as the trader-run markets in Bridlington and Cottingham.
Markets are now due to reopen as follows:
Both shoppers and traders will need to follow Government guidelines to maintain public safety.
There will be fewer stalls in each market and these will be rearranged to follow social distancing rules. Signs will be installed to remind shoppers of the 2-metre rule.
Traders will also be provided with the latest Government guidance.
Our Public Rights of Way and Local Nature Reserves remain open to use for daily exercise purposes, however, none of the countryside events are currently taking place.
Cycling is also great for fun and fitness, but please do not cycle on public footpaths. Please use quieter roads, cycleways and cycle routes, and public bridleways. Cycling on public footpaths causes safety issues for the increased number of people out walking, spoils their enjoyment and is not permitted by the owners of the land.
Our four strategic disused railway lines offer quieter places to cycle, away from cars, and all have informal or larger car parks.
The East Riding has some great walks. Choose a short walk or something more challenging, but remember to keep 2 metres away from other people. You can also plan a walk from home using our Public Rights of Way map to see where there are countryside paths near you.
At all times follow the Countryside Code, which has information for dog walkers and etiquette around gates. Please respect other users and the owners of the land and take your litter home.
Further information on our public rights of way and Local Nature reserves, cycle routes and much more can be found on the website:
All events to be cancelled. Refunds will be given to anyone booked on events from now until the end of May.
Parks and open spaces are open to the public, but people should abide by the latest social distancing restrictions.
All council play areas in the East Riding are due to reopen on Saturday 4 July, following the latest Government advice.
People are being urged to take notice of signs at all of the sites reminding families of the current COVID-19 restrictions in place to help keep everyone safe.
These include the following guidelines:
Sewerby Hall and Gardens will continue with their phased reopening. The next phase will begin on Saturday, 4 July, 2020, and will include the house and the play area.
The café will remain a takeaway service only, however, on 4 July, benches will be placed on the patio area of the Clock Tower Café and also the grassed area in front, for use by customers.
The venue will also be taking bookings for the holiday cottages from 4 July.
This second phase follows the earlier reopening of the zoo, the gardens (including the walled garden), the Ice Cream Parlour, the Welcome Centre, and the toilets.
For the time being, the putting green, golf course, giant games, and Worklink will remain closed, as will Flamborough Lighthouse.
Marie Gascoigne, general manager of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said, “This latest phase of reopening is great news, and we would like to thank all our customers for their continued support. I would advise all customers to book online at least one day in advance to ensure entry to Sewerby Hall and Gardens on your chosen day.”
For full details of the facilities available, opening hours, and admission prices, visit:
We are sorry to announce that the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will not take place. We are in discussions with the Natural History Museum, in the hope that we can reschedule it.
South Cliff Holiday Park will be reopening its gates to its Holiday Homeowners and holidaymakers for all forms of accommodation from 9am on Saturday, 4 July. This will include the opening of amenity blocks, although the park is encouraging the use of personal facilities (ie in touring caravans) where available, to reduce the number of users within the amenity areas. The play area, pump track and woodland walk will also be open.
Further announcements as to what measures will be in place will be announced through social media and via letters to holiday homeowners and booked-in holidaymakers.
Justin Davies, general manager, South Cliff Holiday Park, said, “We are delighted to be able to reopen on 4 July and to welcome customers back.
“We continue to urge all of our customers to continue to contact us via phone, and to book online where possible. If our phones are busy, please leave a message, and one of our team will contact you at the earliest opportunity.”
Visit us via the website or call (01262) 671051.
Following government guidance regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus), East Riding Youth Dance has been cancelled for the remainder of this term. We hope to return in the autumn and will keep you updated with any developments.
We are currently liaising with Hull New Theatre in relation to the planned fresh trip and will be in touch regarding those booked to attend this.
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