Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The number of Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly across the UK and we must act now to control the spread of the virus. 

By reducing contact with other people we reduce the spread of the infection. 

From Wednesday 2 December Newcastle and its six neighbouring local authority areas will be subject to Tier 3 ‘very high’ set of local restrictions. 


This will apply across Newcastle, Northumberland, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and County Durham, and will come into effect from 00:01 on Wednesday, bringing the four-week national lockdown to an end. 

‘Very high’ restrictions mean residents must not mix indoors with those outside their household or support bubble; outdoor gatherings must be limited to six people with social distancing in place; and hospitality premises must remain closed except for takeaway and delivery services. 

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