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The Government has introduced new restrictions in the North East due to rising coronavirus cases.
The Government has announced new restrictions for the North East.
The restrictions cover Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham. From Friday, new regulations mean 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; there will be a late night restriction of operating hours, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am; and residents will not be able to socialise with other people outside of their own households in all public venues, will only be able to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work, will be able to take holidays only within your own household or support bubble and must avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.
The changes are in response to rising infection rates which make the North East the second highest in the country, after the North West, for infections. Rates and restrictions will be kept under review.
Similar restrictions are due to come into force from Tuesday in Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, West Yorkshire, Halton in Cheshire and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.