Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Keep Wales safe

 Read the current guidance.

Walk-in Vaccination Clinics

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are holding regular vaccination clinics in Newport and across the Gwent area for both first and second doses. 

Upcoming vaccination clinics

Recent and upcoming changes 

From 31 December

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can leave self-isolation after 7 full days.

From 6 January

If you have had a positive lateral flow test result you no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test if you don’t have symptoms. 

You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result. 

From 31 December

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can leave self-isolation after 7 full days.

From 15 January

  • Up to 500 people can be present at outdoor events. This does not include those participating in a team sport event, meaning 500 spectators can be present.

From 21 January

  • there will no longer be any legal limits on the number of people that can meet outdoors
  • COVID Pass needed for large outdoor events

From 28 January

  • nightclubs will be able to re-open
  • COVID Pass needed for large indoor events, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres and concert halls
  • working from home remains important but moves from law to guidance
  • in hospitality, no restrictions on meeting people and no requirement for table service or 2 metre physical distancing

Changes to self-isolation requirements for Covid:19 contacts

If you are a fully vaccinated adult or aged between 5 and 17 you do not need to self-isolate if identified as a close contact but you are strongly advised to: 

  • take a lateral flow device (LFD) test every day for 7 days or until 10 days since your last contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 if this is earlier.
  • take this daily test before you leave the house for the first time that day.
  • upload all tests results on GOV.UK even if negative or void. This helps improve our understanding of infection rates across the UK and helps inform how we manage the pandemic to keep people safe while keeping life as normal as possible.

More details  

Read Welsh Gov 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.

Covid-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Wales progressed at pace. A safe and effective vaccine offers 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, or £750 if you have been advised to self-isolate on or after 7 August 2021, to help with loss of earnings. 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.