Join Council leaders live on Facebook for coronavirus Q&A

Residents are invited to watch and interact with a live #AskTheLeaders Coronavirus question and answer session on City of York Council’s Facebook page on Tuesday 28 April, 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

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Residents show support and paint the city blue

York Liberal Democrats are joining City of York Council in encouraging everyone to show their support for key workers by painting York blue on 23 April.


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Covid-19 testing centre to open in Poppleton

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Poppleton Park and Ride in York as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers.key_Nurse_cutout.png

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Council staff thanked for quick business grant payments

Figures released show City of York Council are one of the quickest councils in the country to pay grant funding to local businesses.


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Over £100m paid out to businesses in response to Coronavirus

5,500 York businesses have now benefitted from over £100m of grants and relief as part of City of York Council’s efforts to support businesses and protect jobs during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Thanking local businesses for their donations of PPE

The last few weeks have been tremendously difficult for all of us in York, but every step of the way our communities, businesses and residents have gone the extra mile to help each other through this moment of crisis. Today we want to thank York organisations and businesses for their incredible response to our appeal for additional personal protective equipment (PPE).


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Explore York has extended the range of virtual services to support individuals, families and communities of York during the Coronavirus emergency thanks to £17K of extra funding from City of York Council from the Covid-19 general support grant. You can sign up on Explore’s website by clicking here. 


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York volunteers do their bit for vulnerable residents

Across York, in the last few weeks, more volunteers signed up to help the most vulnerable, more residents are being helped and more voluntary groups are getting extra resources to continue their work.


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Delivering food to York’s shielded and vulnerable

Getting food to the most vulnerable people in the city is being co-ordinated with hundreds of food parcels and meals being delivered daily.


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Over £34m Coronavirus business payments set to land in businesses accounts this week

Following the council’s promise to accelerate payments of the Government’s business grants to local businesses, over £34m has been processed by the Council to be paid into business bank accounts.


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