Roadmap out of lockdown

Roadmap out of lockdown

On Monday 19 July England moved to Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown.  While cases are high and rising everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.  The government have announced that the following key protections will remain in place:

  • Testing: Anyone with symptoms will still be required to have a COVID test.  Targeted asymptomatic testing will continue to be carried out in education, high risk workplaces and if people need to manage their personal risk
  • Isolating: You will still be required to self-isolate if you test positive or when you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace
  • International travel: Quarantine requirements will remain in place for all people arriving from red list countries and for adults arriving from amber list countries who are not fully vaccinated
  • Guidance: The government will replace legal restrictions with guidance for individuals, businesses and vulnerable people
  • Working from home: The government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can but are recommending a gradual return to the workplace over the summer
  • Face coverings: The government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as on public transport unless you are exempt
  • Meeting other people: The government are recommending that people minimise the number of social contacts, that people should meet outside if they can and that they should consider maintaining social distancing
  • NHS COVID Pass: The government are encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings.  The government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity with others from outside their household to encourage this.
  • Mandating certification: If sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection the government will consider mandating certification (the NHS COVID Pass) in certain venues at a later date.

Please note restrictions may differ in some parts of the UK. 

The Mayor of London has announced that passengers will still be required to wear face coverings on public transport in London unless they are exempt.

For more information on restrictions in the devolved nations visit:

Northern Ireland -

Scotland -

Wales -

Be Considerate, Be Cautious, Be Kind

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COVID-19 has not gone away and regionally case rates are some of the highest we have seen throughout the pandemic. To help protect others and keep Newcastle open we can all do our bit by being cautious during Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown


Be Considerate, Be Cautious, Be Kind

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