Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues and it is still possible to catch and spread the virus, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Restrictions introduced over the winter to tackle the emergence of the Omicron variant are being removed.

This means:

From January 19, 2022
People who are able to work from home are no longer required to do so.

From January 20, 2022
Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

From January 27, 2022
You will not be required to wear a face covering but you are encouraged to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

The people of Newcastle have worked hard throughout the pandemic and made many sacrifices. Thank you for your continued support to ensure these efforts aren’t wasted.



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