Police in North Yorkshire door knocking in Whitby and Scarborough after rise in Covid cases

Scarborough Credit: ITV News

Police officers in North Yorkshire will be knocking on doors in Whitby and Scarborough, after a "concerning rise" in Covid cases.

Scarborough now has a higher infection rate than some Tier 3 areas.

This is a higher rate than some in the North East and Yorkshire.

As a result, officers from North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Rescue, trading standards and Environmental Health will be offering people advice.

The County Council is also issuing advice and encouraging people to adhere to the guidelines.

Volunteers will also be handing out up to 15,000 leaflets giving information about:

  • Tier 2 regulations

  • How and when to self-isolate

  • Contact tracing

  • How to access financial support if isolating

  • How to access testing