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Test and Trace Update (22.07.21)

Please find the letter below that details updated to the process for contact tracing after the summer term ends on July 23rd. This letter explains how NHS Test & Trace will take on this function over the holidays and once the schools return in September. The DfE has also provided the attached which also includes useful FAQs to help schools to prepare for these changes.   

Summer Holiday Club
Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September

You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the summer. There are free
places available for children and young people in South Tyneside who are eligible for benefits related
free school meals or families who are experiencing hardship, where they can enjoy a variety of
creative and physical activities, alongside a nutritious meal every day.

Sessions include sports, music, arts, crafts, outdoor challenges, nature and treasure trails as well as
fun problem-solving challenges and nutrition and wellbeing sessions.


Activities cater for children aged 5 to 16. Activities are held throughout the summer across South
Tyneside. All events are subject to availability and COVID restrictions. Booking is essential. Activities
and food are funded by the Department for Education.

Visit call 0191 424 6688 or email

Metro Offer (08.07.21)


Tyne and Wear Metro are excited to be running their Kids Go Free offer over the school summer holidays this year.


From 19 July, up to three children aged 11 and under can travel anywhere on the Metro or Shields ferry for free, if they are with a fare-paying adult.

We hope this offer will encourage families to explore new places and spend more quality time together.


For more information please visit: Take the kids for free |

Important Changes to A&E Services in South Tyneside (07/07/21)


From Wednesday 4 August, children’s A&E services at South Tyneside District Hospital will change to South Tyneside Urgent Care for Children.

This is a new nurse-led service open from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

The expert children’s nursing team at South Tyneside District Hospital will continue treat children from birth up to 16 years for a range of injuries and illnesses which are urgent but not life threatening.

• Broken bones

• Children who have breathing problems such as asthma

• Common childhood infections in the chest, ears or throat

• Children who are being sick or have diarrhoea

• Cuts and open wounds that need closing

• Minor burns

• Minor bumps or head injuries

• Sprained ankles or strained muscles.

If you are worried about your child you should call NHS111 for urgent medical advice. In a life threatening emergency call 999.

Find out more here:


Covid-19 Mental Wellbeing Booklet

Head Lice Advice leaflet



“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”

John 10:10

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