The Port of Tyne has announced the North and South Piers in Tynemouth and South Shields opened up to the public from Monday 12 April following their closure in March 2020 due to lockdown restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic.

Port of Tyne plans to open North and South Piers as Covid restrictions ease

The announcement follows the Government’s easing of Covid restrictions set for 12 April which will include the opening of outdoor settings where gatherings will still be limited to 6 people or 2 households.

Steven Clapperton, Maritime Director and Harbour Master at the Port commented:  “Throughout the pandemic we’ve taken a very strong position in line with the government’s requirements in order to ensure everyone’s safety.  The easing of restrictions means we have been able to review whether we can open both piers and we’re delighted we’re now able to do so.  Their opening will be welcome news to walkers and fisherman alike and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back.”

The Port is the custodian of both piers and carries out regular inspections and maintenance work to ensure they are well-maintained.

Both piers are open to the public in hours of daylight, except during weather conditions that could endanger the public.

Source: Port of Tyne

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