Tyne and Wear is in lockdown. Stay at home. Only use public transport for essential purposes. If you do have to travel, continue to follow the travel safety advice below.
We want you to feel comfortable and secure when you travel on the Shields Ferry. So we are:
- Regularly cleaning and disinfecting the ferries.
- Providing guidance and information to help you maintain social distance.
- Instructing our crew to monitor how many people are on board to stop the ferry becoming too busy.
- Ensuring we meet the Government’s covid-secure standard for public transport.
The Shields Ferry will not run after 18:30 due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on passenger numbers, from Monday 16 November. The latest timetable is here.
Only card payments are currently accepted.
Cyclists are advised distancing measures mean there is currently a limit of ten bikes, per crossing, allowed on board vessels. People travelling in groups may be asked to wait for later crossings, and should use the Tyne Pedestrian and Cycling Tunnel as an alternative.
When you travel on the Shields Ferry, please follow these guidelines to help everyone stay safe:
|Keep your distance. And travel in groups of 6 or less.|
Wear a face covering - this is now compulsory,
except if you have an exemption for health reasons.
|Use a Pop card or pay by contactless|
|Let people get off the ferry before you try to get on|
Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
There are sanitiser stations on board both ferries.
|Avoid travelling at peak times if possible|
Page last updated:13 January 2021