Following the announcement from government we moved to Step 4 of the road map out of lockdown from Monday 19 July. While many restrictions will be lifted some remain in place and the government guidance is clear that we all need to continue to act carefully and to remain cautious.
You can find out more about the changes on the government website.
Staying cautious at Step 4 of the roadmap
It is important to remember that COVID-19 has not gone away, regionally case rates are some of the highest we have seen throughout the pandemic.
While thankfully hospital admissions are not as high as previously, they are growing. People are still becoming very ill and even those with mild symptoms can go on to develop long Covid.
To help protect others and keep Newcastle open there are some things we can all keep doing:
- Be considerate – continue wearing a face covering indoors – particularly in crowded areas – and on public transport to protect others, including our frontline workers who we all rely on
- Be cautious – the pandemic is not over, and continuing to wash your hands, wear face coverings, keep your distance and meet outdoors when you can, will help to prevent the virus spreading
- Be kind – many people may still feel anxious about changes to restrictions, be mindful of how others may still want to distance and wear face coverings
The people of Newcastle have worked hard throughout the pandemic and made many sacrifices. Thank you for your continued support to ensure these efforts aren’t wasted.
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.
If you need to report a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 please complete our SPOC form.
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