East Riding Council has released a statement following increased pressure to move into a Tier 2 lockdown with Hull following a rise in coronavirus cases.
The local authority says it is in "regular communication" with regional and national authorities over a tougher lockdown as officials reportedly continue to draw up plans for a possible move from Tier 1 to Tier 2.
An East Riding Council spokeswoman said the authority was "aware of speculation" that the county could be set to move into tier two along with Hull at the weekend.
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The spokeswoman added residents and businesses would be informed of what to expect if the move comes but that they should continue to follow coronavirus guidance in the meantime.
It comes as Hull Live understands both Hull and the East Riding are preparing to move to tier two at midnight on Halloween (Saturday, October 31).
The council spokeswoman said: "We are aware of speculation about the East Riding and other nearby areas moving into a higher tier because of increasing rates of coronavirus.
"We are in regular communication with national and regional colleagues and would ensure that any move into a higher tier would be fully communicated and explained to residents and businesses so that they understand what any new restrictions would mean.
"Whatever tier the East Riding is in, the support of the public in doing the right thing to stop the spread of coronavirus is vital.
"We encourage everyone to follow the basic, simple guidance in our 3 Steps To Safety public health campaign.
"Those simple steps - handwashing, respecting social distance, wearing a face covering unless exempt, being aware of coronavirus symptoms and self-isolating and requesting a test immediately when necessary - are absolutely fundamental in preventing the further spread of the virus.
"Anyone experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - must self-isolate immediately and request a test at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
"You should request a test however mild your symptoms are and you must not wait to be tested before self-isolating. Do not risk being a link in the spread of coronavirus."