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COVID: Yeoman Warders Resume Guided Tours At Tower Of London

Restrictions on social contact amid the coronavirus pandemic have been eased in England.

Yeoman Warders have given their first tours at the Tower of London in almost a year-and-a-half, as coronavirus social distancing restrictions have been eased in England.

The 'Beefeaters' entertained crowds and gave the public a taste of history at the famous landmark.

It is a role only for ex-service personnel who served in the military for 22 years or more.

Governor of the Tower of London, Brigadier Andrew Jackson, told Forces News: "They really enjoy doing the tours because they're able to inter-relate with a large group of visitors, they're able to entertain them, they're able to bring the Tower of London to life and really stir people's spirits."

Tower of London
The famous landmark has been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown (Library picture: NURPHOTO PA).

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Tower of London hard, as with other Historic Royal Palaces – lockdown has cost £100m across six UK sites.

It has been announced crew members from Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the latest data released by the MOD, 9,502 UK military personnel have received positive test results since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Meanwhile, 54,742 personnel are yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.