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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Latest health advice and information on service disruptions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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 call 119 to arrange a test 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 and advice from the NHS
Information about services which have been affected as a result of Coronavirus
Request help during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Options for urgent supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Advice for handling your waste and recycling to keep you and our staff safe
Directories of local independent businesses that are delivering food and supplies, and voluntary organisations in Gateshead.
Guidance for businesses and the self employed
Advice for furloughed employees, jobseekers and those facing job uncertainty.
Advice about what benefits you could claim during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis
Information for families about parenting and healthy relationships
We have been made aware of scams related to Coronavirus testing and free school meals.
Updates on school closures as and when they happen

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