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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Council services and schools


  1. Overview
  2. Testing
  3. Support for people
  4. Businesses
  5. Vaccine
  6. News and messages from the Council
  7. Council services and schools
  8. Volunteering - how you can help

Council services and schools

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.

Recycling Village

The Recycling Village is open with restrictions.

Recycling Village

Births, deaths and marriages

There are changes to Register Office services (marriages, funerals, certificates, registering a birth or death).

Register Office services

Contact tracing

When the NHS Test and Trace service is unable to reach people who have tested positive within their usual timeframes, local contact tracers will take over.

Local contact tracers

Council meetings

Council meetings are taking place online. 

Council and committee meetings

Customer service

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.

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.


Information for South Tyneside Homes tenants

Leisure centres

Leisure centres are open with changes.

Leisure centres


Libraries are open with changes.

Council libraries


For the current Government guidance, visit GOV.UK: Guidance for parents and carers.

For details of arrangements at your child's school, please visit the individual school's website, or contact the school.

See information on free school meals.

Children's centres and early years

Children's centres and early years

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