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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  1. Overview
  2. Local restrictions in the North East
  3. News and messages from the Council
  4. Council services
  5. Support for people
  6. Businesses
  7. Schools
  8. Outbreak Management Plan
  9. Volunteering
  10. Public transport updates from Nexus


For the latest government information, visit GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19).

New local restrictions in the North East

New local restrictions have been introduced in the North East, including South Tyneside. 

Local restrictions in the North East

Got symptoms? Get a test 

For advice on symptoms, self-isolating and more, visit NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you must book a test. 

There will be a mobile testing unit at Temple Park Leisure Centre car park on the following days:

  • Wednesday 23 September
  • Thursday 24 September
  • Saturday 26 September

There will be a mobile testing unit at Littlehaven Beach seafront car park (Council-owned car park) on the following days:

  • Tuesday 22 September
  • Friday 25 September
  • Sunday 27 September

Tests are reserved for people who have COVID-19 symptoms.

Book your test at NHS: Coronavirus tests.

Test and Trace support payment 

People will be required by law to self-isolate from 28 September, supported by a payment of £500 for those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result.

New fines for those breaching self-isolation rules will start at £1,000 - bringing this in line with the penalty for breaking quarantine after international travel - but could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences and for the most egregious breaches, including for those preventing others from self-isolating.

GOV.UK: New package to support and enforce self isolation

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