As the Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread, we recognise and appreciate the increased uncertainty that this is causing. The situation has our fullest attention. The safety of our customers and colleagues is always our top priority and we are taking several precautionary safety measures to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all. In light of the current situation, we will do everything we can to assist you with your upcoming travel plans.
Please note we will update this page on an ongoing basis as and when circumstances change.
Is there enough space for social distancing onboard?
There is plenty of space onboard our ferries to implement the social distancing recommended by the World Health Organisation of at least 1 metre between people.
According to Public Health England regarding Social Distancing, ‘the coronavirus can be spread when people with it have close, sustained contact with others who are not infected. This typically means spending more than 15 minutes within 2 metres of an infected person, such as talking to someone for instance’. As an example, newsreaders on television now sit apart and we implement the same approach in our bars, restaurants, crew messrooms and other areas where people may gather but not for walking/going somewhere/passing people. The World Health Organisation states that 1 metre should apply for periods of less than 15 minutes.
World Health Organisation advice on social distancing
Public Health England advice on social distancing