Coronavirus (COVID-19)


For the latest government advice, please visit GOV.UK: Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace.

Get in touch

If you've got a specific COVID-19 health related question, email

We will review your query and get back to you as quickly as possible.

Reporting cases and outbreaks

If you have two or more linked cases in the workplace, email the Public Health team at

Business Support Hub

The Council's Business Support Team can also provide you with lots of advice and support. 

They can be contacted on 0191 481 3456 or by email at

For information about support, visit Invest South Tyneside.

Funding and grants for businesses

South Tyneside Council administered over £50million of grants to businesses within the funding allocations and guidelines provided by government. This has provided support to many of our local businesses.

Summary of grants paid

The following support grants have now closed for applications:

  • Omicron Small Business Hardship Grant
  • Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)
  • Shop Front Improvement Grant
  • Additional Restrictions Grant

To discuss any support available to your business, see Invest South Tyneside.

Employer Toolkit

Public Health England have produced an employer toolkit which includes posters and materials you can use to promote the vaccine to your staff.

Covid Vaccine Employer Toolkit