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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for people


  1. Overview
  2. Local restrictions in the North East
  3. News and messages from the Council
  4. Council services
  5. Support for people
  6. Businesses
  7. Schools
  8. Outbreak Management Plan
  9. Volunteering
  10. Public transport updates from Nexus

Support for people

There have been a number of support services set up to help support the people of South Tyneside during this time. Many services are also continuing to run and help people during this time.

Most at risk people

Financial help and crisis support

Care and health

Staying safe



Free school meals will still be provided to eligible children

Migrant communities

We can provide help if you:

  • Currently have no immigration status awarded by the Home Office
  • Have no access to benefits (known as no recourse to Public Funds)
  • Are homeless
  • Need assistance or accommodation

Call the South Tyneside Homes Housing Options team on 0300 123 6633.

Badges for social distancing and face covering exemptions

Optional badges are available on the Government website for people who: 

Food and buying groceries

Other support

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