Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday April 12.
The changes will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen; as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.
Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.
Funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, and the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and wakes will rise to 15.
The next changes to Covid-19 restrictions will come in effect no earlier than May 17.
The Government has announced its roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions. Visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus to view the plans
Newcastle's COVID Control Plan
The Newcastle COVID Control Plan sets out the collaborative approach to be taken in Newcastle to prevent a new COVID-19 outbreak in the city as well as the response and control plans that would need to be implemented in the event of an outbreak.
From Monday 14 December - There was a change to the self-isolation period from 14 to 10 days. Read the government's official announcement here.
If you need to report a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 please complete our SPOC form.
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