From 19 July, we will be taking the next step out of lockdown and many of the restrictions that were in place will be lifted. With high rates of Covid cases still in the North East, we must all remain cautious and continue to play our part to keep our communities safe.
Whilst no longer legally required, we are still encouraging people to wear face coverings in busy indoor areas and public transport.
Getting your vaccination continues to be the best way to protect yourself from Covid-19. There are appointments available across the city, to either pre-book or drop-in to any of the walk-in clinics where you can just turn up. For more information about Newcastle's vaccination programme and all the latest Coronavirus information, advice and support, visit the council's dedicated web pages - www.newcastle.gov.uk/coronavirus
Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. This is because you could pass the infection on to others, even if you don't have symptoms. If you have not already done so, you may wish to take a test to confirm a positive or negative result, but remember, it can take up to 10 days which is why you still need to isolate for this period.
In Newcastle, Public Health are also encouraging people to complete a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) form to help inform the council's prevention activities