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Social distancing reduces to one metre from Saturday 4 July
Metro customers can feel comfortable and confident on their journey as social distancing reduces to one metre, thanks to action taken by operator Nexus to keep the system Covid-secure. The two-metre social distancing rule is to be cut to ‘one metre plus’ from Saturday 4 July, the Government has…
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Passengers are largely following the new face coverings rule, say Nexus
Passengers have largely been following the new rule and wearing face coverings on the Tyne and Wear Metro, operator Nexus has confirmed. The Government has made face coverings compulsory on all modes of public transport from today, Monday June 15, in the interests of public health. The new rule for…
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Face coverings on public transport: Your questions answered
What has been announced by the Government? Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport. What do I need to do? Everyone must wear a face covering when making a journey, except if they have an exemption for health reasons (see below for more information), and this is a condition of…
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Nexus finds a new way of working with young offenders during lockdown
Young offenders caught committing crimes on the Tyne and Wear Metro have a new method of paying their debt to society during lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has devised a special workbook so that restorative justice can carry on during the coronavirus pandemic, which…
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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15
Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from Monday June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday. The new rule for buses, trains and ferries is being introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people go back to work and school and shops start to re-open.…
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Watch: Nexus teams cheer NHS heroes in the final Clap for Carers
Nexus staff joined with the rest of the nation in the final Clap for Carers event yesterday, Thursday May 28. Last night’s tribute to NHS and care workers on the coronavirus frontline was officially the final outing for an event which has brought the nation together during the Covid-19 crisis.…
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Shields Ferry resumes on Sundays as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry has resumes services on Sundays as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, resumed normal operations from Sunday May 31. The Sunday service will operate to the normal timetable, with the first ferry leaving South Shields 10.…
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Covid-secure measures ensure social distancing on the Shields Ferry
The Shields Ferry has Covid-secure measures in place to ensure that social distancing is maintained by passengers and crew. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the cross-Tyne service, has carried out detailed work to meet the standards set down by the Government as lockdown restrictions…
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Sky News features key workers at Nexus
Key workers at Nexus are set appear in a special report on Sky News about life on the frontline during the pandemic. The report – 24 hours on Tyneside – will show Metro and Shields Ferry staff at work, lifting the lid on what key workers face amid the Covid-19 crisis. It will air this Friday, 15…
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People advised to wear face coverings on public transport
People should now aim to wear a face covering when in confined public spaces, such as some shops and public transport, the Government has advised. Passengers using the Tyne and Wear Metro, buses, the Shields Ferry and rail services are being urged to follow this advice by regional transport body…
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