NewcastleGateshead and the wider North East has an amazing breadth of attractions, restaurants, pubs, shops and hotels which are all well-worth exploring! These tourism businesses have been busy welcoming you back safely and within government guidelines this summer and although the new local lockdown restrictions might limit who we can spend time with, there are still plenty of opportunities to experience our amazing tourism and hospitality businesses responsibly with our households and support bubbles whilst adhering to these new restrictions.
To help you navigate the changes to new government guidelines surrounding increased coronavirus restrictions in Newcastle, Gateshead and the wider North East, we are continually updating our website. Please check our practical information which has details about the latest government advise and lockdown restrictions in order to help you visit NewcastleGateshead safely.
In this section, you will find useful information on when you need to wear a face mask in NewcastleGateshead, how to travel safely around NewcastleGateshead and details of which of your favourite businesses, shops, hotels, restaurants and attractions are open and ready to welcome visitors in their household or support bubble.
We recommend that you double check the website of the attraction, entertainment venue, hotel, restaurant or pub you wish to visit in advance so that you are confident that you know as much as possible before you go. Not only will this help you have a more enjoyable experience but will help keep both yourselves and others safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Remember - it is mandatory in the North East (who are classified in Tier 2 of covid restrictions) that you only visit indoor attractions, restaurants, pubs and leisure venues with people in your households and support bubbles, up to a maximum of 6 people. However, you can catch up with friends and people outside your household in outdoor settings such as pub beer gardens, parks and beaches if you follow the rule of six.
We need your help to keep our region safe. Please remember to wear your masks to respect others from outside your household as well as maintaining a safe distance and regularly washing your hands or using sanitisers when you enter or leave a new building. It is also advised that you only use public transport if it is essential.
We're Good to Go! is a UK-wide tourism industry standard and consumer kite mark that was launched to provide visitors with confidence that the attractions, restaurants and venues they wish to visit are taking every step to provide a safe and enjoyable experience - meeting the required standards laid out by government and public health guidance.
You will notice a green mark on more and more listings on our website to demonstrate that attractions, venues and restaurants can proudly state ‘We’re Good To Go’ and therefore accredited with the new tourism kite mark by national tourism organisation, Visit Britain. There are some helpful bullet points on each Good to Go listing too, outlining what to expect when you arrive at the venue and how they are adapting to provide a safe visit. There is also plenty of information about what you need to know before you go to your chosen venue so that you can feel confident about your day out in NewcastleGateshead. This might include pre-booking tickets or arriving at a certain time and there may be certain requirements that are specific to each venue.
There are still a wealth of things to do in NewcastleGateshead - attractions like museums, art galleries, guided tours and castles are Good to Go as well as outdoor activity attractions like kayaking with CBK's Adventure Co. and leisure facilities like hotel spas and swimming pools. Even with the new, tighter restrictions, these venues and activities are open and operating within government guidelines to keep you and their staff safe.
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