In this phase of continued caution while managing the risks of COVID-19, the Government continues to work with local authorities. The Government, informed by the data, such as case rate growth, and local insights, provides national support to local areas which need an enhanced response to ensure there is no danger of the NHS facing unsustainable pressure.
The support is provided for a 5-week period, and includes the option to deliver extra testing within targeted areas, the provision of logistical support to maximise vaccine uptake, and further help for local campaigns.
This support is currently available to the following local authorities:
Brighton and Hove City Council
Darlington Borough Council
Durham County Council
Hartlepool Borough Council
Newcastle City Council
North Tyneside Council
Northumberland County Council
Oxford City Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
South Tyneside Council
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Sunderland City Council
If you live in one of these areas you should read your local area’s COVID-19 information and advice, (linked above) to understand what it means for you.
You should also ensure you follow the guidance listed on this page on acting carefully and remaining cautious, to help protect yourself and others.
You should get vaccinated if you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine.