Banner explaining that Middlesbrough is at a high level coronavirus alert

Middlesbrough is classed as a High alert level area under the government’s new three-tier system. Tighter restrictions remain in place in Middlesbrough.

Make sure you read and understand the rules, because if you break them, you may be fined.

Find out about all the key changes in Middlesbrough.

Meeting people

The following laws now apply to everyone in Middlesbrough:

  • You must not meet people who are not in your household, in private homes
  • You must not meet people who are not in your household, anywhere indoors – for example, in pubs, restaurants, or bars
  • You must not arrange to go to another town to meet up with people from another household in Middlesbrough – for example, going to a restaurant in Stockton to meet up with friends from Middlesbrough
  • You must not meet up with people who live in another town, either in private homes, or anywhere indoors – for example, in pubs, restaurants, or bars

We use ‘household’ to mean either people you live with, or people you’ve formed a ‘support bubble’ with.

Although you’ll be able to meet up outdoors with people who are not part of your household, we are still strongly advising that you do not. If you do, you’re legally required to follow the ‘rule of 6’. This means you must meet in groups of 6 people or less, and children are included in the total of 6. You must follow social distancing rules and stay 2m apart. The more often you meet people, the higher your risk of catching coronavirus, so you should try to limit the number of different people you meet up with.

Got symptoms? Get a test!

If you have symptoms, no matter how mild they are, you should book a free test online or by calling 119.

If you have symptoms, you and everyone in your household must self-isolate. This means you cannot leave your house at all, except for medical reasons. It’s essential you know when to self-isolate and how long for.

The symptoms of coronavirus are

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell

Data dashboard

New infections (last 14 days)

The national alert level is currently 3

Infections (total since outbreak began)

Number of deaths of people in North East England who had had a positive test result for COVID-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test.

Data is from and was last updated 23 October 2020

Because of an error with data from Public Health England, there may be more cases than normal reported on 3 and 4 October. These are cases which were originally detected between 25 September and 2 October.

Local Outbreak Plan

This plan is still in development. Further specifics and data will be added once they are available.