Latest advice, guidance and information
Updated 23 July 2021
From Monday 26 July, the whole North East will receive additional government support as an Enhanced Response Area following a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the area.
You can read the latest statement from LA7 Leaders.
There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly.
Please help to stop the virus spreading further by continuing to :
- Wear a face covering indoors, particularly in crowded areas and on public transport to protect others, including our frontline workers who we all rely on
- Wash your hands often and meet outdoors when you can or let fresh air in if you are inside
- Test regularly when you don't have symptoms and isolate immediately and get a PCR test if your home test is positive or if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild.
- Get vaccinated as soon as you can and remember to get both doses
Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
Thank you for everything you continue to do to keep the north east open and protect others.
Updated 19 July 2021
From 19 July the government has confirmed the move to step four in the roadmap.
Find out more at Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do - GOV.UK
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.
To help protect others and keep the North East open there are some things we can all keep doing:
- Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
- Wear a face covering in enclosed environments
- Maintain space; you no longer need to limit close contact with friends and family but you should still consider keeping your distance from those who are not fully vaccinated or may have other vulnerabilities
- Minimise the number of people you see/meet and where possible the duration of contact
- Test twice a week and report your results. One in three people have covid without knowing and regular testing helps to stop the spread
- Make sure that any indoor space has good ventilation (for example by opening windows so that fresh air can enter)
- Self isolate immediately if you or another household member has symptoms (even if they are mild) or has tested positive, or you have been notified that you were in close contact with someone who has tested positive
And please get both doses of the Covid vaccine when it's your turn - it's our best protection against the virus