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MetiNews.Com - New local lockdown-style restrictions introduced across Newcastle to curb rising infection rates - here's what you can and can't do
Breaking News ! A strict set of local restrictions and guidance will come into force on Friday, September 18 in Newcastle in the fight against coronavirus. The new restrictions are introduced across Newcastle and six other parts of the North East and have been put in place to curb rising infection rates, and agreed in collaboration with local leaders. The rules are part of Newcastle being made an 'area of national intervention', following discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and the Chief Medical Officer for England. Read More Related Articles The difference between a lockdown and local restrictions in the fight against Coronavirus Read More Related Articles North East lockdown LIVE: Matt Hancock confirms restrictions From Friday September 18, regulations will ban the following: Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens. Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only. Late night restriction of opening hours will be introduced for the hospitality industry, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am.
. Only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work. Take holidays only within your own household or support bubble. Avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.
The new restrictions and guidance for Newcastle comes as cases in the North East have risen to the second highest in the country, after the North West. They are in addition to the nationwide 6-person limit on social gatherings that came into force on Monday, which is in place across the country and sits alongside additional restrictions in some local areas.
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