Covid19 hub

Update as of September 18th 2020 regarding the new government guidelines For information use the link'September 18th restrictions in brief' in the links menu on the right. For all details, visit

September 28th: NEW from NHS.As part of the government’s coordinated response to Coronavirus, NHS Test and Trace has developed the new NHS COVID-19 app. It is now available for download to all residents of England and Wales. The NHS recommends that everyone over the age of 16 downloads and uses it. The link is in the right hand menu of this page.
September 29th: New government restrictions for the North East of England. What do they mean for us? Look in the links

Symptoms? Self -isolate and contact Test and Trace. Facilities are at:
• The Great Park
• Walk in Centre, Shields Road, Byker
• Newcastle General Hospital site

When will we be able to return to group meetings?

Refer to links for September 18th and September 29th - info about new restrictions in the North East.
Members were emailed or received by post, the plans being made to resume groups and had a questionnaire attached.
In the links to the right, you will find

  • planning to return to groups with questionnaire (PDF)
  • Questionnaire as Word doc.

We do not know yet when we may return.It depends on the advice from Third Age Trust and government restrictions
In Newsletter Extra! Issue 5: This was emailed August 28th and will be posted with the monthly mailing to non-emailers.Items in this Newsletter, gave further updates on plans. (please see link to the right)


Continue to be safe
If you are in any way unsure or have doubts, ask advice from medical professionals such as your G.P.
If you want the latest news and advice about Coronavirus, visit or get professional advice at your G.P.s' surgeries,N.H.S. online, pharmacies or telephone 111 etc.
The British government is issuing advice and updates frequently so KEEP SAFE and follow the advice to prevent the spread of the virus. We are also following the advice of the Third Age Trus