New covid-19 restrictions for Sunderland


From midnight on Thursday 17 September there are new restrictions for our region. As rates of infection continue to rise, we must all work together to protect our most vulnerable.

The new restrictions include:

  • You must not meet with those outside your household or support bubble
  • You must not meet in other people’s homes or gardens
  • Venues including pubs, restaurants and cafes must close from 10pm to 5am
  • Venues providing food and drink are restricted to table service only

The new restrictions apply across Sunderland, County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and South Tyneside.

For further information about the above restrictions please see the FAQs (available on Sunderland City Council's website).