The Government has confirmed there will be a four-week delay to the planned Roadmap out of lockdown, meaning most of the existing restrictions introduced at Step 3 will remain in place until July 19 at the earliest.
There are however some changes which come into effect from June 21 relating to:
To see more on these changes visit the Government website.
For more details visit our current restrictions page.
Newcastle's COVID Control Plan
The Newcastle COVID Control Plan sets out the collaborative approach to be taken in Newcastle to prevent a new COVID-19 outbreak in the city as well as the response and control plans that would need to be implemented in the event of an outbreak.
CityLife Line: If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19, or if you know somebody in Newcastle that is, you can access information, advice and support from CityLife Line. CityLife line can offer support to those self-isolating worried about food, work or money. Their Welfare and Wellbeing Team work Monday to Saturday between 8am and 8pm and can be reached on 0191 277 8000.
Citizens Advice: Citizens Advice help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. Their phone number is 0300 330 9055.
Support for Older People: Age UK provides information, guidance and reassurance to older people and their families. You can call their advice line on 0800 055 6112.
Domestic Violence: Nationally domestic abuse charities have reported a 25% increase in the number of requests for help since the Government's stay indoors restrictions came into force. People experiencing domestic abuse can get information by contacting the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (NDAH) on 0808 2000 247.
Mental Health Support: Tyneside and Northumberland Mind may be able to help you access wellbeing support for more information. Their number is 0191 477 4545.