Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Walk-in session – get your 1st vaccine

On Saturday 24 July, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is holding a walk-in vaccination clinic from 2pm to 6pm at Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH

It is for first doses only and is open to anyone aged 18 and above. 

No appointment is necessary but you will need to bring ID.

Newport City Council is following and implementing best practice as advised by the government and Public Health Wales.

In general, critical council services will be prioritised and regular information about changes to services will appear here.

You can find up-to-date information and advice from Public Health WalesGov.Wales, Gov.UK and the NHS

Our contact centre is open for calls Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, the Information Station is closed until further notice.

Please use our online forms to report or request council services.

Make a general COVID-19 related enquiry online or email

Easing of restrictions

Welsh Government has announced a number of changes to restrictions as we move gradually out of lockdown.

Recent and upcoming changes

22 July

Attendance at a funeral as a mourner continues to be limited to those specifically invited by the organiser of the funeral and the carer of anyone attending.

The number of permitted attendees with effect from 22/07/21 is:

Cemetery burials: unlimited
Gwent Crematorium:  30

17 July

Indoors (Alert Level 1) - up to six people can meet indoors. Organised indoor events can take place. Social distancing requirements and mask rules remain in place indoors. 

Outdoors (Alert Level 0) - there are no limits on numbers for outdoor gatherings and flexibility around social distancing.

21 June

Wedding, civil partnership receptions or wakes can take place in regulated premises like hotels. The number of people is limited by venue size and a risk assessment.

Overnight stays in residential outdoor education centres are allowed for primary school children.

From 7 June

Regulated events allowed outdoors with up to 10,000 people seated or up to 4,000 people standing (subject to risk assessment)

Extended households can be formed between 3 households

Up to 30 people can meet in any outdoor area, including private gardens, public spaces and outdoor regulated premises such as cafes, restaurants and bars.

Read Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 information and support for business 

COVID-19 track and trace

COVID-19 support for vulnerable people

Claim benefits

COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, making that extra bit of help more important than ever. Many people are unaware they may be entitled to benefits that could offer them the support they need. Find out more.

Testing centres

Find Newport testing centres and book a test here.

Self-isolation and quarantine 

As of Thursday 10 December the time people have to self-isolate for coronavirus has reduced from 14 days to 10 in Wales.

If you're a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate immediately and book a test.

If you are contacted by Test, Trace, Protect, is it important that you are honest about the people you have been in contact with. Their priority is not to punish or judge, but to stop the virus spreading and risking the lives of our more vulnerable friends and family.

Covid-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has begun in Wales. A safe and effective vaccine will offer individual protection from COVID-19, as well as greater protection for our loved ones and communities.

Find out more

Self-isolation payment

You could get a payment of £500 to help with loss of earnings if you or a child you care for has been told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app and you cannot work from home, read about and apply for the COVID-19 self-isolation payment. 

Newport's Strategic Recovery

Our strategic recovery aims outline how we will continue to build a better Newport by protecting lives, supporting our communities and the vulnerable, reducing inequalities and rebuilding our economy.

Public meetings

View the calendar of council meetings

In line with public health measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and to enable the council to focus on the delivery of critical services for the vulnerable, all public meetings were suspended in March and non-essential meetings cancelled.

Urgent decisions continue to be made in accordance with the officer and members schemes of delegation detailed in the council’s Constitution and urgent decision-making procedures.

Emergency powers legislation from both Westminster and the Welsh Government suspends certain statutory duties and timescales during this emergency period. This removed the need for an Annual General Meeting in May and permitted the continuance of existing appointments.