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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leisure centres and libraries

South Tyneside Council leisure centres (including sports facilities) are closed until further notice. We are preparing for the phased reopening of Council-owned libraries in South Tyneside from Saturday 4 July.

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.


In line with the Government's announcement that libraries can reopen from Saturday 4 July, we are preparing for the phased reopening of Council-owned libraries in South Tyneside.

For more information see phased reopening of Council libraries

Returning library books

If you have library books that you want to return, you will be able to bring them to one of our designated drop off points over the next couple of weeks.

These drop-off points will allow you to return books safely, which you may not have been able to return due the libraries being closed. You will not be charged a fine for overdue items.

You will be able to return your books by using the containers located outside the main entrances to our libraries on the following dates and times:

  • The Word
    • Monday 29 June, 9.30am to 1pm 
    • Thursday 2 July, 9.30am to 1pm
  • Hebburn Central
    • Friday 26 June, 9.30am to 1pm
    • Tuesday 30 June, 9.30am to 1pm 
    • Friday 3 July, 1.30pm to 5pm 
  • Jarrow Focus
    • Monday 29 June, 1pm to 4pm 
  • Cleadon Park
    • Wednesday 1 July, 9.30am to 1pm 

Put your books one at a time in to the book bins provided and our staff will do the rest.

Please note that no other facilities or services will be available on site.

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