South Shields FC become Covid Community Champions

South Shields FC become Covid Community Champions

We are delighted to announce that South Shields FC Foundation has offered its services to South Tyneside Council to help share important information about the vaccination programme and the Government’s roadmap to recovery by becoming a Covid Community Champion.

By joining the South Tyneside network of Covid Community Champions we hope to help keep people safe, reassured and supported in these uncertain times by sharing information and listening to feedback about what people are concerned or confused about.

We’ll be posting information from time to time on the club’s media channels, and we hope it helps.

The images below summarise the stages in the Government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.

The progression through the stages is subject to four conditions:

  1. The vaccine programme going to plan
  2. Evidence that vaccines are reducing deaths and serious illness
  3. That infection rates do not rise and risk a surge in hospital admissions
  4. That new variants do not change the situation

The plan is to lift restrictions across the whole of England at the same time. There will be a minimum of five weeks between each step: four weeks for the scientific data to reflect the changes in restrictions and to be analysed, followed by one week’s advance notice of the restrictions that will be eased.


The following people in England have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them now schools and colleges have reopened:

– Secondary school pupils and college students
– Staff of primary and secondary schools and colleges
– Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils and college students
– Households, childcare and support bubbles of staff of primary and secondary schools and colleges

If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble of a pupil, student or staff of a school or college, you can get a twice-weekly test:

– Through your employer if they offer testing to employees
– At a local test site
– By collecting a home test kit from a test site –  Chuter Ede test site or at the former Jarrow Library. You can collect two packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains seven tests. Anyone 18 or over can collect. No ID is needed. Collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm. You do not need to make an appointment.

Do you have questions about the vaccine?
Send them to us and we will do our best to answer them:

Useful links

See the latest Government guidance here:

Find COVID-19 Information from the NHS: