LOCKDOWN-style restrictions across parts of the North-East are set to be reviewed for the first time next week.

County Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside and Northumberland, have seen tighter restrictions in place since last Thursday.

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It has seen a ban on mixing with other households in private settings, both indoors and outdoors and in gardens, unless in a support bubble or for care purposes.

It has also seen the seven local authorities strongly advise residents against meeting up with other households in public venues.

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But local lockdown-style restrictions are set to be reviewed on Friday, October 2, in line with guidance issued by the Government. 

Official guidance for the North-East states the measures must be reviewed by the Health Secretary every two weeks.

It means the affected local authorities and Government can look at the measures in place and review them if a fall in Covid-19 cases is evident.

But confirming the measures were set to be reviewed next week, Amanda Healy, Director of Public Health at Durham County Council, said: “The first formal review of the restrictions is due to take place on Friday 2 October, however we are monitoring and reviewing the data on a daily and weekly basis.

"We are currently focused on implementing the new restrictions but we need the community’s support to do this.

"I would urge everyone to follow these rules to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and save lives.”

The review will come just days after new lockdown restrictions were imposed across all of England including a curfew on pubs, restaurants and bars.

It also saw brand new penalties for those flouting face covering rules and the 'rule of six'.