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Coronavirus Information - Council services, buildings and staff

Sunderland City Council have been following the advice from Public Health England and taking all the precautionary action necessary to  make sure  council services and buildings are safe for the public and our employees. The council has followed the robust infection control processes advised by Public Health England and the NHS. They've also taken additional steps, including: 

  • sharing information about good hygiene practices directly with all employees
  • displaying the government's Coronavirus posters throughout council buildings
  • ensuring that our facilities are cleaned more frequently  

Council services and buildings

The following venues are closed for the foreseeable future:

  • City Library, Houghton Library, Washington Town Centre Library and Local History Library @ETR
  • Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
  • Arts Centre Washington

Other buildings and services closed for the foreseeable future:

  • Stanfield Centre
  • High Street West 176
  • High Street West 145 (Lambton House)
  • West Sunniside (only open Monday's)
  • Elliot Terrace 34 (Rainbow Centre) only opening for family meetings as and when needed
  • The Beach Street and Campground Household Waste and Recycling Centre is now closed until further notice
  • Garden Waste and Bulky Waste collections have been suspended until further notice
  • All council owned and operated public convenience are now closed until further notice

For information about cultural services and events check our See it Do it web page:

We will review the situation on a daily basis and further updates will be provided. We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

Customer service centres

Customer service centres in Fawcett Street, Houghton and Washington are now closed.

We have a freephone number for any urgent enquiries: 0800 234 6084

The council will do everything it can to protect and support our communities. This includes measures to ensure that critical frontline services are prioritised in the event that resources become stretched as a result of the coronavirus.

Regular updates will be published on this page as well as on our social media channels. You can follow the council on Twitter: @sunderlanduk and Facebook: @sunderlandukoffical

For further information please check all the most recent news via the Sunderland City Council Website.

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