If you are isolated without any support
If you are isolated in South Tyneside without any means of support, call 0191 424 7575.
Changes to the shielding programme (COVID-19 Support Hub)
From 1 August, the national shielding programme is stood down, with vulnerable people no longer advised to shield.
The Council has made alternative arrangements for those who may still need help from 1 August.
Future support will be available for those who need to self-isolate or shield again and have no other means of support to get basic supplies.
This will range from signposting and providing advice for those who are identified though the NHS Test and Trace programme to supporting clinically extremely vulnerable people in the event of a localised outbreak in the community, or a Borough-wide or national lockdown, in which case the COVID-19 Support Hub would be stood back up.
For more information about the COVID-19 Support Hub, read the press release - Monday 3 August 2020.