COVID-19 Key Information

Latest Guidance:

What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19

How long to stay at home and away from others

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.

You should:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days
  • avoiding meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine

This starts from the day after you did the test.

If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.

Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.




Vaccine Update

Education secretary writes parents about vaccinations for 12 – 15 year olds (click here)


News from Public Health South Tyneside:

When to self-isolate (NHS):


‘In addition to the second school offer parents/carers will also be given another option to support their child to be vaccinated by booking an appointment at the Mass Vaccination centres either the Nightingale hospital in Sunderland or Centre of Life in Newcastle.  Information will be shared around this in due course, but we understand this will be available after half term, although subject to change.  We will share the information with you all once we receive it.’




January 2022

COVID Risk Assessment

August 2021

Covid Catch Up Grant

June 2021

Drop-in clinics to speed South Tyneside vaccine effort

New vaccine drop-ins – content for practice websites

Updated travel information from Nexus

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