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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
View the latest COVID-19 information and advice, including details of the current national lockdown and service updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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National lockdown rules now apply in England

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

View the national lockdown restrictions

The health and wellbeing of our residents is our main priority and people should feel reassured we are working closely with Government and health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus within our communities. We are asking you to: 

  • maintain a 2m distance from people not in your household 
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds 
  • isolate immediately and Book a test online or call 119 if you have symptoms of a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You can find a range of further guidance below. 

View the latest updates from the Government 

View the latest information from the NHS on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
View the latest information from the NHS including advice on symptoms, how to book a test and information on self isolation.
View local case data on the website
Advice for furloughed employees, jobseekers and those facing job uncertainty.
Advice about what benefits you could claim during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis
Guidance is for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable.
If you have lost income because you have been required to self isolate, you may be eligible for a payment of £500 through the Test and Trace payment scheme.
Information for families about parenting and healthy relationships
View the latest information about testing in Gateshead including details of local testing sites and rapid community testing.
Information about services which have been affected as a result of Coronavirus

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