Mourners will still be able to pay respects to loved ones in cemeteries across Gateshead during the coronavirus lockdown.
As local authorities announce cemeteries will be closed to families, Gateshead Council has said its cemeteries will stay open.
It comes after Newcastle City Council told people to stay away from West Road Cemetery due to Government orders on crematoriums.
North Tyneside Council announced the closure of cemetery grounds at Preston and Whitley Bay crematoria on Tuesday afternoon, saying it had no choice but to make them off-limits under new Government restrictions.
Under emergency legislation, all crematoriums and any cemetery within their grounds must be shut other than for funerals.
Northumberland County Council initially said cemeteries would be closed but made a U-turn after being contacted by bereaved families and residents.
However, Gateshead Council said it had "no plans at the moment" to close access to its cemeteries.
The council runs two crematoriums; one in Saltwell is on a separate site and does not have a cemetery.
Birtley crematorium is currently closed but the cemetery is still open.
"We have not identified an issue as yet with social distancing in our cemeteries. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly," a spokesperson added.
In Wales, a number of councils were forced to shut their cemeteries after people failed to listen to social distancing advice.
Under Government rules funerals and burials in the UK can only be attended by a maximum of 10 people.
Essential travel is restricted to shopping for necessities, leaving home for one form of exercise, medical care, caring for vulnerable people and travelling to and from work.