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Please make sure you Shop Local, Eat Local, Stay Safe.

What we are doing to keep shoppers safe

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

Business and Community Support Officers will be on hand to help the public and businesses keep safe and to answer any queries.

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 safe on public transport Find out how on the Nexus website
  • Maintain social distancing In enclosed public spaces and on public transport.
  • Shop solo Where you can
  • Listen to Business and Community Support Officers They are helping you to stay safe
  • Pay with contactless When in shops
  • Use a face covering On public transport and in enclosed public spaces
  • Use hand sanitiser Where available or carry your own
  • Pay for car parking by phone More information on the PayByPhone app
  • Check government advice How to stay safe and help prevent the spread

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.

Free parking in South Shields town centre

You can park for free in South Shields town centre council-owned car parks and on-street parking spaces, during the following times:

  • all day on Saturdays
  • after 12 midday, Sunday to Friday

This offer does not apply to car parks at South Shields seafront or to Garden Lane North Car Park.

The Council is offering temporary free parking in South Shields town centre to help businesses bounce back from coronavirus, boost the local economy and support the reopening of the high street and hospitality industry.

The offer will run until Tuesday 31 August.

More information about South Shields town centre car parks

Going out, out in South Tyneside

We are pleased to see more venues across the Borough welcoming back their customers.

Please remember to follow Government guidance to keep yourself and others safe while you enjoy catching up with friends and family.

Thank you for supporting your local businesses.

More information about Going out, out

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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