As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic SIGN members will be working in different ways and many will not be offering face to face support during this time.


If you need the support of one of the SIGN members please contact them first by telephone or email to find out what services and support they are offering at this time.


You can contact all of the SIGN members by using the contact information on the 'Contact Us' page or by clicking on the box below

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Update about COVID-19


Patient Advice Liaison Service

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Public Health advice


You can read the most up to date advice from Public Health England on their website. This includes advice on staying at home and social distancing. You can also stay up to date with useful NHS info.


The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as possible by helping control the virus and staying alert.

This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible

  • work from home if you can

  • limit contact with other people

  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


North Tyneside Council Covid-19 Support Hub


North Tyneside Council have a dedicated support hub for those in need of immediate help and support and who can’t call on family, friends, neighbours or carers. It is available to anyone in urgent need of non-clinical help in the borough, but priority will be given to those identified by the NHS as critically vulnerable due to health conditions. Support will be tailored for individual needs, including help with essential food and medicine deliveries.


The opening hours for the COVID-19 support hub are Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, and is available via TEL: 0345 2000 101 or emailing:  


North Tyneside-based charity VODA is coordinating volunteers in North Tyneside, please visit for more information.