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Understanding the latest Coronavirus restrictions for Gateshead residents.

These are the latest restrictions that are in place: 

(Gateshead council have updated their web site with a useful guide to 'Questions you may have about Covid-19 restrictions' https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/16574/Questions-you-may-have-about… )

  • Social & family gatherings at home
    • Not permitted - Fines in place
  • Social & family gatherings outdoors

    • Rule of six outdoors with social distancing in place.

  • Indoor venues

    • Including pubs and restaurants

    • Only with people from your household or support bubble

  • Hospitality

    • Table service only Face coverings to be worn unless seated Closed 10pm - 5am

  • Takeaways

    • Closed 10pm - 5am

    • 10pm to 5am delivery service only

  • Public Transport

    • Use only if essential

    • Mandatory face coverings Walk or cycle if possible

  • Informal childcare -with family or friends

    • You can link with one other household so that parents
      of children under 14 can work

  • Childcare - Separated parents

    • Children of separated parents can continue to move between households

  • Sporting events

    • No spectating - including professional or semi-professional sports

  • Leisure centres, gyms and pools

    • Open -Check with venue for any restrictions

  • Organised sport / licenced physical activity

    • Allowed outdoors.

    • Indoor activity must follow social distancing.

  • Long-term residential care venues

    • Visits suspended, apart from critical or compassionate grounds

  • Weddings

    • Limited to 15 guests

  • Funerals

    • Check with your funeral director for restrictions on numbers

  • Workplace

    • Work from home where possible. Travel in and out of the affected areas for work is permitted

  • Over 70s and medically vulnerable

    • Shielding not in place

    • Limit your social contact to reduce your risk

  • Hospital visits

    • Check with your local hospital

  • Holidays

    • Only with people from your household or support bubble

  • Schools, early learning and childcare services

    • Open with Covid plan

    • Face coverings for Year 7+ in all communal areas

  • Education

    • Schools and FE colleges open with Covid plan. Restrictions for Universities

  • Indoor Cultural Venues - Museums, galleries, etc.

    • Check with venue

    • Safety measures in place Mandatory face coverings

  • Religious venues

    • Open for services and prayers

  • Work inside homes

    • Permitted with safety measures

  • Retail & close contact services -Hairdressers, salons, etc.

    • Open

    • Safety measures in place Mandatory face coverings

Gateshead council have updated their web site with a useful guide to 'Questions you may have about Covid-19 restrictions' https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/16574/Questions-you-may-have-about…