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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leisure centres and libraries

South Tyneside Council leisure centres and libraries are closed, as of Thursday 19 March 2020.

We are continuing to deal with the impact of COVID-19 across the Borough. We want to reiterate that we are doing everything we can to support people to be safe and to limit the spread of the coronavirus in line with national government guidance.

We want to stress that decisions about service delivery are not taken lightly. However, the safety of our residents and colleagues is our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We will keep you updated as the situation unfolds.

Leisure centres

The following leisure centres are closed:

Leisure memberships 

Duo and multi-activity leisure memberships have been frozen until further notice.


The following Council libraries are closed:

If you have borrowed books from a library, keep hold of the books until the libraries re-open. No fines will be charged.

Library users can still access online library services and the Home Readers Library Service will continue to operate as normal. 

Visitors who have paid for any forthcoming events at The Word will be refunded. Details of which will be posted on The Word website.

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