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 email@example.com.
We will review your query and get back to you as quickly as possible.
Business Support Hub
We also have a dedicated Business Support Hub, who can help provide you with lots of advice and support.
They can be contacted on 0191 481 3456 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about support, visit Invest South Tyneside.
Funding and grants for businesses
Since the start of the pandemic South Tyneside Council have 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.
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 please contact the Business Support team on 0191 481 3456 or by email at email@example.com.
Reporting cases and outbreaks
If you have two or more linked cases in the workplace, email the Public Health team at COVID@southtyneside.gov.uk.
It is no longer a legal requirement that venues and event organisers request customers show the NHS Covid-19 pass.
Businesses can choose to continue with the NHS COVID Pass on a voluntary basis.
For more information, see NHS: COVID-19 Pass.
There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering.
The government suggests that people continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where they may come into contact with other people they do not normally meet.
Local Outbreak Plan
South Tyneside Council's Local Outbreak Plan outlines how we intend to prevent and control outbreaks of COVID-19 in South Tyneside.
Further advice and guidance
Public Health England: Covid Vaccine Employer Toolkit - this includes posters and materials you can use to promote the vaccine to your staff