New self-isolation rules and where to get vaccinated this week

From Monday 16th August, if you are doubled jabbed against covid, you no longer have to self-isolate if you are a close contact of some who tests positive.

Instead, you are advised to get a PCR test – one that is sent to a lab rather than a test-at-home lateral flow test. You should also avoid clinically vulnerable people and wear a mask or face covering when in shared indoor spaces until you get a negative test result.

If you test positive, you should continue to isolate for 10 days.

This new guidance also applies to anyone aged 18 or younger. More on changes to self-isolation can be found here

Since last week, all sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can now get a covid-19 vaccine. There are thousands of appointments available every week, as well as lots of drop-in locations with no need to book ahead.

Vaccines are already protecting millions of people, and are our best way out of the pandemic. We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated at soon as possible.

Here’s where you can get your jab in Newcastle this week:

Vertu Motors Arena

Formerly known as the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena, the Vertu Motors Arena in Elswick has regular drop-in sessions. This week’s sessions are almost full, so booking through the National Booking System or calling 119 is strongly advised.

Date VaccineDose(s)AgeSessionTimes
Wednesday 18th AugustPfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2ndOver 16sDrop-in11 am – 3 pm,  4 pm – 8 pm
Thursday 19th August Pfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2ndOver 16sDrop-in9 am to 1 pm – 4 pm

Vaccine Bus

Offering a drop-in service, the vaccine bus visits many areas across the city. No appointment is needed, and it is first-come, first-served. To get jabbed, you will need ID and to prove your age.

This week’s new locations:

DateLocationVaccineTime
Monday 16th AugustOld Eldon Square, NE1 7UG Pfizer only10 am to 3 pm
Tuesday 17th August500 Elswick Road, NE4 8EDPfizer only10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 18th August East End Pool, NE6 1ALPfizer only10 am to 5 pm 
Thursday 19th AugustNewcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QBPfizer only10 am to 3.30 pm
Thursday 19th AugustHeaton – St Teresa’s, NE6 5HPPfizer only4.30 pm to 7 pm
Friday 20th August Sports Centre, West Road, NE4 9LGPfizer only10 am to 5 pm 

Regular locations throughout August:

DateLocationVaccineTime
Every Monday
(26 July to 30 August)
 
West Road, NE4 9PYPfizer only9 am to 1 pm
Every Monday
(26 July to 30 August)
 
Park Road, NE4 7DX (near Cruddas Park multis)
(4.30 pm to 8 pm on Monday 16 August)
Pfizer only2 pm to 8 pm
Every Tuesday
(27 July to 31 August)
Swans Recreation Ground, Stotts Road, NE6 4UP (car park)
(Note – cancelled Tuesday 17 August)
Pfizer only9 am to 1 pm
Every Tuesday
(27 July to 31 August)
Welbeck Road/St Anthony’s Road junction Roundabout
(Note – 1 pm to 8 pm Tuesday 17 August)
Pfizer only2 pm to 8 pm
Every Wednesday
(28 July – 25 August)
St James Park, NE1 4STPfizer only9 am to 3 pm
Every Wednesday
(28 July – 25 August)
Outside City Hall, NE1 8SFPfizer only4 pm to 8 pm
Every Thursday
(29 July – 26 August)
Warwick Street NE6 5AQ  – layby TBCPfizer only10 am to 1 pm
Every Thursday
(29 July – 26 August)
Stanhope Street NE4 6BH, car park opposite St James Fish Bar Pfizer only2 pm to 8 pm
Every Friday
(30 July – 27 August)
Chillingham Road Shopping area, Heaton, NE6 5LNPfizer only10 am to 5 pm
Every Friday
(30 July – 27 August)
Osborne Road (near Osbornes Bar) Jesmond, NE2 2TD (taxi rank area)Pfizer only6 pm to 9 pm
Every Saturday
(31 July – 28 August)
Heaton Park car park (next to Sambucas) NE6 5JSPfizer only9 am to 1 pm
Every Saturday
(31 July – 28 August)
Millennium Bridge, alongside the Pitcher and Piano (turning circle)Pfizer only2 pm to 6 pm
Every Sunday
(1 August – 29 August)
Morrison’s Supermarket, BykerPfizer only10 am to 1 pm
Every Sunday
(1 August – 29 August)
Outside West Jesmond Metro Station,  NE2 3HQPfizer only2 pm to 8 pm

Pop-ups

No appointment is needed at pop-up sites. More locations are being added daily, so check Newcastle Council’s website for the latest new venues.

DateLocationVaccineDoseTime
Wednesday 18th AugustNunsmoorPfizer only1st and 2nd 2 pm to 6 pm 

Centre For Life – walk-in service 

The Centre For Life in Newcastle city centre is operating a walk-in service, with no booking needed.

Bookable Appointments

If you would prefer to schedule a time and place for your jab, you can do that too. Appointments are available at large vaccinations sites and numerous community pharmacies.

To book, call 119 or use the National Booking System to see what dates and locations are available.

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