Read on for up-to-date travel advice and information about the coronavirus pandemic and how it relates to our region.
Please read on for official coronavirus UK guidance and resources for travelling safely to and within Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.
Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:
It is vital that we all adhere to government guidelines in relation to:
Please consider whether you need to use public transport for your journey as you are advised to only travel on public transport if it is essential (ie to get to work or school).
Getting around NewcastleGateshead is still back to a relatively normal service with buses, metros and other transport running to a full schedule. Try to avoid using public transport at peak and busy periods. Please see the following websites to check for more specific information about travelling in and around NewcastleGateshead via train, Metro and bus as well as information from the airport and ferry.
If you do need to use public transport to get around Newcastle and Gateshead, please make sure to stay safe and respect others by wearing a face mask, washing your hands or using hand sanitiser provided and keeping your distance.
When visiting an outdoor space in NewcastleGateshead, please do so safely and be respectful of the area you are visiting and ensure you are safe by practising social distancing and remaining 2 metres from members of the public outside your household. It is recommended to avoid times that are usually busy to ensure it is possible to socially distance effectively.
New local lockdown restrictions in the North East state that pubs, restaurants and certain hospitality venues must close from 10pm - 5am.
These venues include:
Restaurants and pubs are still open across NewcastleGateshead. All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service only and with minimal staff and customer contact. Customers will also have to give contact details when they enter.
Restaurants, cafes and pubs have implemented new measures to make sure they are in line with government guidelines around social distancing and ask that diners adhere to these new measures. More information about how to book a table at a restaurant, pub or cafe in NewcastleGateshead can be found on our Food and Drink hub.
Indoor venues and attractions are now open across NewcastleGateshead including casinos, swimming pools and bowling alleys. Nightclubs remain closed and most theatres are also closed for the foreseeable future while they navigate new restrictions and implement safety measures.
Many hotels and accommodation providers have now reopened across the North East. Visitors who wish to book a short break, family get away or staycation (within their household or support bubble) have a choice of campsites, hotels and accommodation across the North East which are reopening in line with new government guidelines.
Visit the official UK government website for the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak and advice for travellers, or take a look at the frequently asked questions on coronavirus on the National Heath Service (NHS) website.
Practical information for visitors, local residents, business owners and signposting to local councils can be found on the NGI website here.
Coronavirus is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms include a cough, fever and breathing difficulties. You can find more information on the coronavirus on the National Health Service (NHS) website.
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