The Government has set out new COVID alert levels, which came into effect on October 14.

North Tyneside is subject to the tier 2 ‘high’ restrictions, which includes:

  • Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes
  • Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble indoors, such as pubs and restaurants
  • Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only
  • Late night restriction of operating hours, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am.

The tier 2 ‘high’ alert level also applies to the 11 other council areas across the North East including the rest of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and the Tees Valley.

Residents across the region are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:

  • Residents are advised to only use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • Holidays should be taken within your own household or support bubble
  • Residents are advised against attending outdoor amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

In addition, those who are classed as more medically vulnerable to COVID-19, or who have previously been shielding, are advised to take extra care. North Tyneside Council’s support hub continues to be available for medically vulnerable residents who can’t call on others for support. For details, please call 0345 2000 101 or email

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn CBE said: “Sadly, infection rates across the region, including North Tyneside, have risen significantly and we must all take action now to help minimise the spread of the virus. These new measures are to protect our borough – they should help us to keep our vulnerable residents safe, keep businesses open and keep our children in school.

“We know that the past few months have been challenging for all residents and businesses, but through it all we have been amazed by the spirit and resilience of the people of this borough. You have pulled together and looked out for each other when it was needed perhaps more than ever. We know that it is difficult that you are now being asked to follow new restrictions, but we hope we can count on your support once again.”

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