AM I the only one who is satisfied with the government's announcement that York has been placed in tier 2 of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions?

I have sympathy for the businesses who I'm sure will be badly affected by the latest lockdown - especially the pubs, eateries and stores and particularly around the Christmas festive time.

But with much of the surrounding area being placed in the most severe tier 3 lockdown I fear a surge of people of "Klondike " proportions from heavy restricted areas into York.

The good news of tier 2 will probably mean we will have less likelihood of contracting the virus and passing it on to our loved ones.

Giving a loved one the virus for Christmas isn't much of a present and they won't thank you for it.


D M Deamer,

Penleys Grove Street,