What are the social mixing guidelines on University campus, including in accommodation?

Guidance for students on the local restrictions in place in the North East of England.

Local restrictions in Newcastle mean that you can only mix socially only your household (or support bubble where you live alone). Local restrictions mean it is illegal to host people you do not live within your home or garden, meet people you do not live within their home or garden or socialise with people who you do not live within indoor settings.

The Government have advised that you should not meet with people you do not live with in any outdoor public venue unless they are in your support bubble. This includes outdoor venues (such as a beer garden) and areas directly outside of settings or venues, such as the pavement or road and parks.

The police will be able to take action against those who break these rules, including asking people to disperse and issuing fixed penalty notices starting at £200 for those who participate in illegal gatherings.

People aged 18 or over can be fined:

  • £200 for the first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days
  • £400 for the second offence, then doubling for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400

The government has also introduced fines for those who hold illegal gatherings of over 30 people. Holding or being involved in the holding of an illegal gathering of more than 30 people is an offence, and police may issue fines of £10,000 to those who break the law.

Important notice:

You should let us know as soon as possible if you are having to self-isolate by completing this online form.

If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day (Monday-Friday) – call us:

  • Between 10am and 4pm (Monday - Friday) and 11am - 2pm (Saturday and Sunday) call the COVID Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101

Outside of these hours call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7)