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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Covid restrictions

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From 2 December, Gateshead alongside the rest of the North East, moved into Tier 3: Very High Alert level. 

Meeting friends and familyNo mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks, public gardens).
Bars, pubs and restaurantsHospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.
Work and businessEveryone who can work from home should do so.
EducationEarly years settings, schools, colleges and universities open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles permitted.
Indoor leisureOpen. Group activities and classes should not take place.
AccommodationClosed (with limited exceptions)
Personal careOpen
Overnight staysWe advise against overnight stays other than with household or support bubble.
Weddings and funerals15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted.
EntertainmentIndoor venues closed.
Places of worshipOpen, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.
TravellingAvoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply. Reduce the number of journeys where possible. Plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble.
ExerciseClasses and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity. Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with your household or bubble. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.
Residential careCOVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).
Large eventsEvents should not take place. Drive-in events permitted.


Find out what support you can get, for example, if you need help with food or shopping or advice on paying bills by visiting our Community support pages.

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