Calls to a major domestic violence charity increased by more than 50 per cent during the pandemic in 2020.
It is suggested the building could be turned into a hotel, new housing or a care home.
North Tyneside staff say they are at risk from pupils who cannot wear masks or socially distance.
Late-shift work on one assembly line in Sunderland will be suspended for one week, the firm says.
Dame Irene Hays says tributes to her husband John have given her "determination" to carry on.