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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
View the latest COVID-19 information and advice, including details of the local restrictions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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New covid-19 restrictions

From Wednesday 14 October, the Government has set out new COVID alert levels. With higher coronavirus cases, Gateshead and the North East is an area with 'high' restrictions.  Find out more about local restrictions

View the latest updates from the Government 

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 information from the NHS including advice on symptoms and how to book a test.
If you have a concern that a business is not complying with COVID-19 guidelines, you can report it to us.
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.
Find out more about applying for free half-term meals.
View local case data on the website
Request help during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Advice about what benefits you could claim during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis
Gateshead COVID-19 Local Outbreak Control Plan
Information about services which have been affected as a result of Coronavirus
Guidance for businesses and the self employed
Advice for handling your waste and recycling to keep you and our staff safe
Advice for furloughed employees, jobseekers and those facing job uncertainty.
Information for families about parenting and healthy relationships
Find out how shoppers and businesses can do their bit to stop the further spread of the virus.

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