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Gateshead residents urged to stay local

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Gateshead residents are urged to do the right thing and stay in their local area and not take a trip out to the region's beaches and other beauty spots during the current national lockdown.

While most people are doing their bit to follow the guidance on staying at home to help protect the NHS and save lives, some of our local and region's countryside and coastal hotspots are still seeing a large influx of visitors, especially at weekends. 

With the new, more transmissible variant of the virus now accounting for approximately half of the current cases, it is vital that we continue to be vigilant and follow the regulations at all times. 

Residents should stay at home but for a few exceptional reasons, including for exercise.  However, the guidance is very clear and people should stay local if they do have to go out. 

Our hospitals are still under immense pressure supporting increasing numbers of patients becoming seriously ill.  We must all continue to stay at home except for permitted exemptions and avoid mixing with other households, maintain social distancing, wash our hands and wear face coverings and do everything we can to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed and vulnerable people in our communities from dying.

Council Leader, Councillor Martin Gannon said:

"We know it is very difficult at this time and we would like to thank Gateshead residents who are adhering to the guidance and are either staying at home or are staying very local when they do venture out. Please stay safe."

Play your part and help stop the spread of the coronavirus and if you do go out to exercise, please stay local.

Stay local
21 January 2021

Gateshead residents are urged to do the right thing and stay in their local area and not take a trip out to the region's beaches and other beauty spots during the current national lockdown.

While most people are doing their bit to follow the guidance on staying at home to help protect the NHS and save lives, some of our local and region's countryside and coastal hotspots are still seeing a large influx of visitors, especially at weekends. 

With the new, more transmissible variant of the virus now accounting for approximately half of the current cases, it is vital that we continue to be vigilant and follow the regulations at all times. 

Residents should stay at home but for a few exceptional reasons, including for exercise.  However, the guidance is very clear and people should stay local if they do have to go out. 

Our hospitals are still under immense pressure supporting increasing numbers of patients becoming seriously ill.  We must all continue to stay at home except for permitted exemptions and avoid mixing with other households, maintain social distancing, wash our hands and wear face coverings and do everything we can to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed and vulnerable people in our communities from dying.

Council Leader, Councillor Martin Gannon said:

"We know it is very difficult at this time and we would like to thank Gateshead residents who are adhering to the guidance and are either staying at home or are staying very local when they do venture out. Please stay safe."

Play your part and help stop the spread of the coronavirus and if you do go out to exercise, please stay local.

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