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Coronavirus Update: Tuesday May 26th

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May Norman at 8:25 a.m., May 26, 2020.

(Updated May 26, 2020 at 12:49 pm)

Coronavirus pandemic: Tuesday May 26th

Stray FM has put together a guide page that you can find here.

We also update this interactive article daily with the latest local information.

You need to know the following (this page is updated regularly):

12:49 p.m.

Harrogate Hospital is stepping up video consultations

The Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is increasing the use of digital video consultations to help employees and patients maintain social distance and limit the spread of coronavirus.

However, trust says that precautions are taken when patients need to be seen face to face. Patients with high clinical needs are treated as soon as possible and suspected cancer referrals are given top priority.

Patients are informed directly whether they are eligible for a video consultation and can then choose whether they want to use the service.

Read the whole story here

12:36 p.m.

Gifts for those in need of care

Nurses in North Yorkshire have received a special reward to maintain their mood during the Covid 19 crisis, given speakers and headphones donated by Amazon.

The latest delicacy complements the 300 goody bags that have been delivered to young people as part of Amazon's “Small Acts of Kindness” program in the past two weeks – with the aim of surprising those in need in difficult times.

The bags the young people received were funded by the North Yorkshire City Councils and are full of treats like chocolate, toiletries, and practical items like hand sanitizers.

Amazon-friendly donations
Vicky Metheringham, Head of Service West (Childcare, Child Care and Adolescent Justice), receives the headphones and speakers from Amazon

12:06 p.m.

More buses are introduced

The Keighley Bus Company is expected to include more buses in its schedule to help customers comply with the social distance rules.

The new bus schedule will come into effect on Sunday (May 31):

11:43 a.m.

Virtual support for smokers

Yorkshire smokers are encouraged to stop signing a new virtual support program funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research and the NHS.

The service is provided by NHS specialists and offers 12 weeks of support, including video or phone calls, and free nicotine replacement therapies or e-cigarettes, delivered directly to attendees.

Read the whole story here

11:26 a.m.

Craven parking spaces are recharging

The Craven District Council will reinstate charging on its parking lots from June 1st. However, parking for NHS, health, and social workers and volunteers for these services is still free.

Now that the government's guidelines have changed and more people are on the move, the council has to cope with the demand in its parking lots.

The Council also has to raise fees to regain income for the payment of essential services.

Read the whole story here

11:13 a.m.

ICYMI: Yorkshire World Cup crowns winners

Welcome to Yorkshire's World Cup in Yorkshire has kept us entertained throughout the curfew as people can vote for the region's most popular hotspots.

The winner of the best hotel in the region was crowned on the weekend. Rudding Park and Grantley Hall were both knocked out in the semifinals before the Wentbridge House Hotel in Halifax was chosen as the winner:

11:06 a.m.

Recycling centers for household waste

The majority of North Yorkshire's household waste recycling centers will return to normal opening hours tomorrow.

Most will be open 6 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., while West Harrogate will be open 7 days a week:

10:38 a.m.

Community support directory

As the lockout restrictions begin to wear off, we want to help our local businesses by providing a free platform to let them know if they make changes or reopen their doors.

Find out which locations are reopening locally in our community support directory:

10:08 a.m.

Raceday cancellations at York Racecourse

York Racecourse has announced further cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis. The first eleven days of racing in May, June and July have now been canceled.

9:47 a.m.

Open crown jewels again

Harrogate's crown jewels have announced their reopening date after being closed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The jewelers will open their doors again Monday June 15th closed since the end of March.

9:32 a.m.

Kilnsey Show canceled

Kilnsey Show & Sports, the traditional finale of the Yorkshire Dales annual agriculture show season, has fallen victim to Covid-19 and will be canceled in 2020.

The good news, however, is that organizers, the Upper Wharfedale Agricultural Society, are actively looking for ways in the hope that the show can continue this year, at least in a certain format, by running online courses for different sections, including the main departments for sheep and cattle.

Read the whole story here

9:26 a.m.

Harrogate scrubbers

The fantastic team behind Harrogate Scrubbers is celebrating the delivery of its 2037th scrubs to Harrogate Hospital today. This was a monumental effort to help local health workers during the coronavirus crisis.

The group saw a lack of peels for health workers and started sewing just over 6 weeks ago. It now has 830 members and has raised over £ 19,000.

Fantastic work!

8:31 a.m.

Milestone reached!

The Harrogate Theater has announced it has raised over £ 40,000 in its emergency call.

Theater bosses started the appeal in March after the outbreak of the corona virus.

The venue, which relies on ticket sales, thanks the public who continue to donate. The spectators donate their ticket money from a canceled show.

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