South Shields pier to reopen on April 12 as lockdown restrictions ease

The Port of Tyne has announced that South Shields pier will open up to the public from Monday, April 12 following its closure due to lockdown restrictions.

By Georgina Cutler
Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:39 pm
South Pier, South Shields, will reopen from April 12.
South Pier, South Shields, will reopen from April 12.

South Shields pier will reopen to the public on Monday, April 12 following its closure in March 2020 due to lockdown restrictions.

The announcement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a Downing Street press conference on Monday, April 5 that the Government was pushing ahead with the next phase of its plan to ease the restrictions imposed in January.

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Steven Clapperton, Maritime Director and Harbour Master at the Port said: “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 of Tyne also announced that Tynemouth pier will also reopen and will continue to carry out regular inspections and maintenance work on the piers.

Both piers will be open to the public in hours of daylight, except during dangerous weather conditions.

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