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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Updates on direct payments (and info for personal assistants)

Find the latest Government guidance at Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for people receiving direct payments.

If you are a personal assistant, there is information and guidance on the Covid-19 testing process at Coronavirus (Covid-19) - getting tested and personal protective equipment at Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illustrated guide for community and social care settings.

We are currently dealing with a large number of queries relating to Direct Payments and personal assistants during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please see Direct Payments - answers to your questions (PDF, 135.7kb) for answers to the most common questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question, contact us at

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