What do the local restrictions in the North East of England mean for me as a student?

Guidance on what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in areas of the North-East of England.

Local restrictions imposed by Government in the North East of England do cover Newcastle, including University campus. 

This means that lawfully, you must not (unless they’re in your support or childcare bubble):

  • host people you do not live with in your home or garden
  • meet people you do not live with in their home or garden, whether inside or outside the affected local areas
  • socialise with people who you do not live with in indoor settings, whether inside or outside of the affected local areas

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.

Further information about the local restrictions in Newcastle is available online, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-east-of-england-local-restrictions 

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)