Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
It is with great sadness that Gateshead Council has heard the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country

  • only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • work from home if you can and only travel when necessary
  • if you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

Find out what's allowed under the current rules.

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 on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
View local case data on the Gov.uk website
View the latest information from the NHS including advice on symptoms, how to book a test and information on self isolation.
Advice for furloughed employees, jobseekers and those facing job uncertainty.
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.
Advice about what benefits you could claim during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis
Information for families about parenting and healthy relationships
Information about services which have been affected as a result of Coronavirus
Guidance is for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable.

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