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.
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.
Getting around NewcastleGateshead is back to more normal service with buses, metros and other transport running a near full schedule. Please see the following websites for more specific information about travelling in and around NewcastleGateshead via train, Metro and bus as well as information from the airport and ferry.
From 4 July, restaurants, many of the pubs, restaurants and cafes reopened in NewcastleGateshead with great success. There were new measures introduced at each venue to make sure they adhered to government guidelines around social distancing. 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.
Many cafes and restaurants have been providing takeaway and delivery throughout recent months while there are a number of NewcastleGateshead coffee shops open for takeaway hot drinks and those looking for a dose of luxury can order Afternoon Tea deliveries and even deliveries of craft beer from your favourite pubs!
From 4 July, museums, cinemas and some indoor attractions began to reopen to the public making sure they adhered to government guidelines around social distancing.
Many hotels across NewcastleGateshead closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Steps are in place to reopen now and visitors who wish to book a short break, family get away or staycation 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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