Shop safely during lockdown

During the current national lockdown, only essential shops can open.

Please make sure you shop safely.

What we are doing to keep shoppers safe

Messages and signs are in place to remind shoppers to keep a safe distance.

There are new measures and restrictions in place at public toilets.

See more about changes to shopping areas

What can I do to keep safe?

  • Shop locally Walk or cycle to the shops if you can
  • Stay alert on public transport Find out how on the Nexus website
  • Maintain social distancing From both shoppers and shop staff
  • Shop solo Where you can
  • Listen to stewards They are helping you to stay safe
  • Pay with contactless When in shops
  • Use a face covering More about when you need to wear a face covering
  • Use hand sanitiser Where available or carry your own
  • Pay for car parking by phone More information on the PayByPhone app

Shop Safe, Shop Local

During the pandemic, please support our great local traders.

If your chosen shop is physically closed, check for a website or social media page - you may be able to order online.

Dine At Home

While COVID restrictions are still in place, you can support local restaurants, cafes and pubs from home.

Many are now offering a takeaway service, for either collection or delivery.

Enjoy your favourite restaurant's tasty dishes from the comfort of your front room and back South Tyneside businesses.

More Information about Dine At Home

Advice for shop owners

We are aware of the immense challenges our business community has had to face over recent months and we are committed to helping businesses to bounce back and to helping our local economy recover.

See guidance for businesses

South Shields Market

For the most up-to-date information on markets in South Shields, including changes we have made to help keep you safe, please visit the South Tyneside Council website.

Information about South Shields Market

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