Do I need to wear a facemask?
We recommend that all* passengers wear a face-mask, or other form of face covering, in situations where it is difficult to practise social distancing in our ports and onboard our ships. This applies to all routes on the Irish Sea and North Sea, from commencement of the journey to its termination and applies whenever passengers are within a port terminal building or onboard a Stena Line vessel. Face coverings are mandatory when our vessels are in English or French territorial waters. We recommend that all passengers adhere to government advice. This is a safety measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 with the aim of reassuring passengers about ferry travel and ensure it is seen as safe mode of transport. The Stena Line team will wear face coverings, or visors, in situations onboard, and at ports, where practising social distancing is difficult or where protective screens aren’t an option. The safety of passengers and crew is a priority. It is one of many measures we have implemented on our vessels to combat COVID-19.
* Children under the age of eleven and individuals with a breathing condition, illness or disability that prevents or hinders them from wearing a face covering are exempt from this recommendation.
Please note that only essential travel, as defined by the UK, Ireland, France and Netherlands governments, is currently permitted.