Newport City Council is following and implementing best practice as advised by the government and Public Health Wales.
In general, critical council services will be prioritised and regular information about changes to services will appear here.
You can find up-to-date information and advice from Public Health Wales, Gov.Wales, Gov.UK and the NHS.
Our contact centre is open for calls Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, the Information Station is closed until further notice.
Please use our online forms to report or request council services.
Make a general COVID-19 related enquiry online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easing of restrictions
Welsh Government has announced a number of changes to restrictions as we move gradually out of lockdown.
Recent and upcoming changes
From 17 May
- Indoor hospitality can re-open, 6 people from up to 6 households (not including children under 11) can book a table.
- All holiday accommodation can re-open fully.
- Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open.
- Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open.
- Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes.
- International travel will resume.
From 3 May
- Gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools and fitness facilities can open.
- Extended households can be formed with one other household.
- Indoor supervised activities for children can take place.
- Indoor organised activities for up to 15 adults can take place.
- Community centres can open.
From 26 April
- Outdoor hospitality and outdoor visitor attractions can open.
- Organised outdoor activities and outdoor wedding receptions are permitted for up to 30 people.
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Update 17 February - Self isolation Support Payment eligibility widened
More people will now be eligible to apply for the £500 Self-Isolation Support Payment. The scheme, which has been extended until June 2021, will now be open to applications from people with a personal income of less than £500 per week and those on Basic Statutory Sick Pay who have been asked to self-isolate by Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) service, the NHS Covid-19 App or by their child’s education setting. Find out more and apply here.
COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, making that extra bit of help more important than ever. Many people are unaware they may be entitled to benefits that could offer them the support they need. Find out more.
Find Newport testing centres and book a test here.
Self-isolation and quarantine
As of Thursday 10 December the time people have to self-isolate for coronavirus has reduced from 14 days to 10 in Wales.
If you're a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate immediately and book a test.
If you are contacted by Test, Trace, Protect, is it important that you are honest about the people you have been in contact with. Their priority is not to punish or judge, but to stop the virus spreading and risking the lives of our more vulnerable friends and family.
A COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has begun in Wales. A safe and effective vaccine will offer individual protection from COVID-19, as well as greater protection for our loved ones and communities.
Find out more
You could get a payment of £500 to help with loss of earnings if you or a child you care for has been told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app and you cannot work from home, read about and apply for the COVID-19 self-isolation payment.
Newport's Strategic Recovery
Our strategic recovery aims outline how we will continue to build a better Newport by protecting lives, supporting our communities and the vulnerable, reducing inequalities and rebuilding our economy.
View the calendar of council meetings
In line with public health measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and to enable the council to focus on the delivery of critical services for the vulnerable, all public meetings were suspended in March and non-essential meetings cancelled.
Urgent decisions continue to be made in accordance with the officer and members schemes of delegation detailed in the council’s Constitution and urgent decision-making procedures.
Emergency powers legislation from both Westminster and the Welsh Government suspends certain statutory duties and timescales during this emergency period. This removed the need for an Annual General Meeting in May and permitted the continuance of existing appointments.