Latest advice, guidance and information

The information below and on all linked pages will be updated in line with latest Government advice and guidance following the announcement made on Sunday 10 May 2020.

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Sunderland City Council endeavours to ensure that information contained on this page is up to date and correct and in line with the latest NHS and Government advice. The council accepts no liability for error or omission.

The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our top priority and we are continuing to follow latest advice and guidance to help control the virus.

We have included some specific information below to help our residents, employees and partners.  

You can stay up to date with the latest information and advice by visiting: and

A message from Cllr Michael Mordey, Deputy Leader of the Council

Coronavirus Information Service

The Government has launched a free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, to provide rapid access to official, trustworthy and timely information and combat the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. Using the App will reduce pressure on NHS services and help people to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Signing up is easy. Simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word 'hi' in a WhatsApp message to get started.

Public information resources with advice from Public Health England to help people protect themselves and others are available from Public Health England campaign resource centre.

For urgent enquiries please call us on 0800 234 6084, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.