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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Council services

  1. Overview
  2. Council services
  3. Support for people
  4. Support for businesses
  5. Volunteering
  6. Public transport updates from Nexus
  7. News and messages from the Council
  8. School closures
  9. Outbreak Management Plan

See which Council services are affected 

South Tyneside Council is continuing to monitor the situation closely, and follow national and regional advice.

We will update this page with details of disruptions to Council services.

You can also follow South Tyneside Council on Facebook for the latest updates.

Face coverings

From Saturday 8 August, we ask that you wear a face covering when entering a Council building.

Bins and recycling

See bin collection information.

Services running with changes: 

Births, deaths and marriages

See which Register Office services are affected (marriages, funerals, registering a birth or death).

From 8 August 2020, face coverings will be mandatory for guests at wedding or civil partnership ceremonies and at funerals. See government guidance on face coverings.

Services running: 

Business and licensing

Support for businesses: 


Care and health

Council and democracy

  • Council meetings: Most Council meetings have been stood down until further notice. This does not include statutory, business-critical meetings which will go ahead when needed. Some Council meetings will be available to watch live online, see watch Council meetings.
  • Community Area Forums (CAFs) will be available to watch live online, see Watch Council meetings online.

Council Tax

  • All working age residents currently in receipt of Council Tax Support will receive an additional £150 reduction in their Council Tax Bill, with no further payment due until 1st October 2020.

Customer service




Market and shops

Parks and outdoors

Services affected: 


Planning and environment

Services affected: 

Services running as normal: 


Parking and roads

Schools and learning

Your child's school will be in touch with you about reopening, read about the phased reopening of schools.

Read about children's centres and early years.

South Tyneside Homes

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