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We will update this page with details of disruptions to Council services.
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Council services during the national lockdown
Most Council services are running as normal.
Services affected include:
Bins and recycling
Waste services are continuing as normal during the national lockdown.
Births, deaths and marriages
Register Office services (marriages, funerals, certificates, registering a birth or death)
Business and licensing
Support and information for businesses
Care and health
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) information
Sexual health home testing kits
Carers - information, advice and support for informal carers
Health Visitor visits for new parents
Care homes information
Information for care providers
Cemeteries and crematorium
Cemeteries are open
Crematorium is open with some areas closed
Council and democracy
Council and committee meetings
The Customer Service Centres at South Shields Town Hall and Jarrow Town Hall are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. Jarrow Town Hall is closed every Thursday.
Cash kiosks at Customer Service Centres are open.
When visiting a Council building, please wear a face covering, unless exempt. We may also ask for your details for NHS Test and Trace. More about visiting a Council building.
Some South Tyneside Festival events rescheduled to 2021
Events on Council land cancelled
See support and updates for South Tyneside Homes tenants
Complaints about privately rented properties
Leisure centres are currently closed
Council library information
Market and shops
Changes to the main shopping areas
South Shields Market - changes are in place at South Shields market
Public toilets open with restrictions
Guidance for market traders
Parks and outdoors
Planning and environment
Services running as normal:
Parking and roads
Car parks are open - please use cashless payment where possible
To allow more space for shoppers, some parking bays are temporarily suspended at the Nook, South Shields
Schools and learning
See information about support during the pandemic.