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 info@newport.gov.uk.


Update 16 November: self-isolation payment

You could get a payment of £500 to help with loss of earnings if you’ve been told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace on or after 23 October 2020 and you cannot work from home, read about and apply for the COVID-19 self-isolation payment. 

Update 10 November: school exams 2021

Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed Wales’ approach for qualifications in 2021 and her decision that there will be no end of year exams for learners taking GCSEs, AS levels or A levels.

  • in place of exams, the Welsh Government intends to work with schools and colleges to take forward teacher-managed assessments,
  • this should include assessments that will be externally set and marked but delivered within a classroom environment under teacher supervision
  • it is expected that this work will form the basis for centre-based outcomes which will be linked to an agreed national approach to provide consistency across Wales

Read the Education Minister's statement

National measures from Monday 9 November

First Minister Mark Drakeford set out further details of the new national measures which were introduced on 9 November 2020.

  • In a statement to the Senedd, he confirmed a group of four people are able to meet in indoor public spaces, such as pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes.
  • The hospitality sector will introduce pre-booking, time slots and collect contact details to support the Test Trace Protect system.
  • The 10pm curfew on alcohol sales remains in place in Wales.
  • The system will be reviewed after two weeks.
  • View the First Minister’s statement 
  • View Welsh Goverment post firebreak FAQs

Key council services continue to be delivered, we will publish details of any changes. 

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.

Other information

Statement from Gwent Local Resilience Forum

Joint statement by Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, and leader of the Welsh Local Government Association, Cllr Andrew Morgan (19/03/20)