Welcome back, please shop safely

We are pleased to welcome back non-essential retail from 12 April.

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.

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 Between both shoppers and shop staff.
  • Shop solo Where you can
  • Listen to Business and Community Support Officers and 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
  • Check government advice About what you can and cannot do

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.

Going out, out in South Tyneside

Many hospitality venues across the Borough have now welcomed customers back for outdoor food and drinks.

Please remember to follow government guidance to keep yourself and others safe while you enjoy catching up with loved ones outdoors and support your local businesses.

Remember to:

  • Only socialise with 5 other people or 1 other household
  • Maintain a safe distance from others
  • Remain seated whilst being served
  • Use hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly
  • Check in to venues using the NHS Test and Trace app or by leaving your contact details
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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