Covid-19 Latest update for Northumberland – 12th October 2020

An update from the Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council, Cllr Glen Sanderson

“People from outside of the North East are still able to visit Northumberland and our tourism businesses have taken every step to ensure they are Covid-secure. Northumberland is very much open for business, but we need to protect our visitors and our residents and anyone visiting the region on holiday must comply with the local restrictions in place”.

Further to the Government’s announcement on Monday 12th October 2020 that the North East including Northumberland has been placed in Tier 2 for local Covid restrictions introduced as from midnight on the above date.  Please go to the following links from Visit Northumberland and the Government website in conjunction about local restrictions in place for our region : –


  • The rule of six means that it must be a family/support bubble and not three sets of people from different households.
  • No socialising between households are allowed, indoors or outdoors
  • If you are in a support bubble (where one person living alone is added to your household) these arrangements remain unaffected.
  • Bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, bowling alleys, nightclubs must close between 10.00 pm and 5.00 am
  • Restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars restricted to table service only
  • Essential visits only allowed to care homes and hospitals
  • People should not go on holiday with people from other households

We wish to reassure our guests (for those already booked to stay and anyone looking to make a reservation), that we remain open for business. Post Office House is a controlled Covid-safe environment with measures and risk assessments in place. We will continue, as we have been from reopening on 24th July, to operate on reduced capacity of two rooms where possible.  We continue to carry out our stringent Covid cleaning and disinfecting measures at Post Office House. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this or your reservation, please telephone or email us.