Invoke Split View on your iPad...
OPEN A BLANK TAB
In Safari, hold a finger on the ‘Show All Tabs’ icon (two overlapping squares) until a pop-up menu appears. Pick ‘Open Split View’ to split the screen in two — your current page on the left, and your home page on the right.
OPEN ANOTHER PANE
If you want to open a link to an interesting page alongside what you’re already viewing, hold a finger on it, then choose ‘Open in Split View’ from the popup menu. The new page opens on the right side of the screen.
If you’ve got two tabs open already, switch them to split-screen view by dragging one down off the tab bar and then to the right or left edge of the screen. Let go when you see the main view shrink a little.