North Tyneside – and the wider North East – will be placed into the Tier 4 Stay At Home alert level of COVID-19 restrictions from midnight tonight (Thursday 31st December).
The restrictions effective from 00:01am mean that residents across North Tyneside must:
- Work from home, if at all possible.
- Not travel to other areas or abroad, except for limited purposes.
- You must not meet other people outside your household or support bubble indoors.
- When on your own, you can meet with only one other person from another household (maintaining social distance)
In addition the changes also mean that:
- Non-essential retail shops will close.
- Hairdressers, beauty and close contact services will shut.
- Gyms, leisure centres and indoor sports facilities will not open.
- Weddings and civil partnerships can only take place in exceptional circumstances.
Large parts of England are now subject to the Tier 4 rules and they also apply across the wider North East of England.
This includes the rest of Tyne & Wear plus Northumberland, County Durham and the Tees Valley.
In reviewing the tier system, the government said:
Between the 18th and 24th December the weekly case rate in England rose to 402.6 per 100,000, a 32% increase on the previous week.
While the NHS reports 14,915 patients have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in the past week, a 18% increase on the week before.Gov.uk
For more information about TyneHealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here to see our information hub; including details on how to volunteer with our vaccine programme.
You can also find more information about support available from North Tyneside Council here.
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