Changes from Thursday 5th November

What will change on Thursday 5 November?

The Prime Minister announced on Saturday 31 October that further measures will be put in place in England to tackle the spread of coronavirus from Thursday 5 November.

From Thursday 5 November, you must stay at home. You may only leave home for specific reasons, including:
  • For education
  • For work - if you cannot work from home
  • For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household or on your own with one person from another household
  • For medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm
  • To shop for food and essentials
  • To provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer
Key services will remain open including:
  • Health Services
  • Click and collect services and essential shops will remain open
  • Workplaces should stay open where people can’t work from home
  • Single adult households can still form exclusive support bubbles and children will be able to move between homes if their parents are separated.
Non-essential services including the following will be closed:
  • Leisure and entertainment venues
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services.
The furlough scheme will be extended throughout November to help to protect jobs and the economy:


What do I do if I see someone breaking the rules?

If an individual is breaching restrictions, you can report it to Northumbria Police. To do so, where possible, people are asked to use the reporting tool on the force’s website Alternatively, you can call 101. The police will assess the circumstances to determine the appropriate action.