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Health protection


Information on COVID-19, including how to keep yourself safe, reporting cases, local testing options, and the local support available can be found on our dedicated COVID pages.

For any advice around COVID-19, or to report cases of COVID-19 in local organisations, including workplaces and schools, please contact the team via email at

Advice from the NHS, including help identifying symptoms, and accessing vaccinations can be found on the NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage.

Health Protection

The Health Protection Team will respond to queries from members of the public and professionals to offer advice and support on the identification, reporting and management of incidents and outbreaks.

For queries regarding contagious diseases, including reporting outbreaks please call the North East Health Protection Team:

  • member of the public: 0300 3038596
  • health professionals: 0191 2697714