Wightlink’s coronavirus advice after Monday 19 July

The Government has announced the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions from Monday 19 July 2021.

Wightlink will continue its policy of requiring customers to wear a face covering indoors on ships and FastCats and at ports unless they are exempt. Everyone is asked to respect social distancing.

Wightlink will maintain its high standards of hygiene on its ferries and at ports by frequent cleaning and the use of onboard fogging machines, that swiftly clean large areas. Hand sanitisers will be available and screens will remain in place at cafés.

Wightlink’s Fleet and Operations Director John Burrows says: “Although increasing numbers of people are now fully vaccinated, the pandemic is still not over. We all need to take sensible precautions to stop the spread of coronavirus, despite the easing of regulations and that means everyone still needs to wear a face covering indoors unless they are exempt. We will keep this policy under review.

“Fresh air is all important as it helps stop the spread of coronavirus. Wightlink’s passenger lounges are spacious and well-ventilated and customers can enjoy plenty of sea breezes on the outside decks.

“All customers, including foot passengers, should book in advance to be sure of travelling on the sailing of their choice, as we expect the summer to be busy.”