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COVID-19 Update 26th July 2021

Public Guidance Updated

The primary guidance to the public on coronavirus has been updated to inform people that the areas where they should take additional care in meeting other people had been expanded to include:

    • Newcastle City Council
    • North Tyneside Council
    • Northumberland County Council
    • Durham County Council
    • Gateshead Council
    • South Tyneside Council
    • Sunderland City Council
    • Darlington Borough Council
    • Hartlepool Borough Council
    • Middlesbrough Council
    • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
    • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

However, the following areas have been removed from this list

    • Lancashire County Council
    • Blackpool Borough Council
    • Cheshire East Council
    • Cheshire West and Chester Council
    • Liverpool City Region
    • Warrington Borough Council
    • Bedford Borough Council
    • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
    • Bolton Council


Guidance if You Cannot Work

The guidance for people who are employed but cannot work due to coronavirus has been updated to reflect the fact that shielding in England, Scotland and Wales has stopped and the time limit for making a backdated claim has passed.
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