Coastal car parks, and car parks within Council parks in South Tyneside are now open.
This includes the following car parks:
On-street and off-street parking in town centres will also continue to operate.
The Council has carried out a thorough assessment of its car parking services to ensure they can operate safely and in line with rules around social distancing.
Read the full press release.
Paying for parking - use cashless PayByPhone
Parking charges are in place.
Please use the cashless PayByPhone method of payment wherever possible to pay for parking without using coins. This will help you to avoid handling cash and help to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus to other visitors and staff.
You can download the PayByPhone app before visiting - registration takes less than 30 seconds.
PaybyPhone allows you to start and extend your parking session in seconds using your mobile.
Parking machines and key pads will also be cleaned regularly.
For more information see paying for car parking.
Lifeguards on Sandhaven Beach
The RNLI has made a decision to pause the roll out of its RNLI lifeguard patrols. Patrols were due to start on Sandhaven Beach at the end of May. Please follow the RNLI's advice on staying safe at the seaside.