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The drive for volunteers is being led by Hull City Council and HEY Smile Foundation, a charity which has played a major part in the community response to the pandemic in Hull and East Riding.

Latest weekly coronavirus rate for Hull

The seven-day rate of confirmed cases in Hull is 119.7 per 100,000 of the population.

The figure compares with a rate in England of 168.7 per 100,000 of population and with 280.5 per 100,000 across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Julia Weldon, director of public health for Hull, said: “Like many areas across the country, our coronavirus rate continues to rise. It’s as important as ever that we all continue to follow public health advice, which includes practicing social distancing, washing our hands regularly and wearing a mask when required. The only way to control and stop the spread of the virus is for everyone to take responsibility and follow the guidance.

“The Coronavirus tier alert system is now in place. Hull is currently rated medium, however based on all available data we do anticipate that we will soon move to high, which will mean an increase in restrictions, particularly around personal and social interactions. Make sure you take notice of which tier we are in and any changes to this. Visit the government Coronavirus website for full detail of the three tiers”

If you believe you may have coronavirus symptoms, you can arrange a test either through the NHS website or by calling 119 if you cannot use the website.

As NHS Test and Trace is now operational, anyone could receive an email, text, call, or notification via the app if it is installed, asking them to isolate due to recent contact with someone with coronavirus.

Get more information on Test and Trace here. If you have a smart phone, search you app provider for NHS Covid app.

A CGI of the new East Park water play
Wiltshire Road household waste and recycling centre.