COVID-19 Response Measures
May 13, 2020
Northumberland Ferries Limited has identified a series of changes to our operations to effectively provide a safe environment for both passengers and employees to combat the spread of COVID-19;
We’ve reduced the number of persons permitted onboard to provide adequate measures to enforce safe social distancing (2m or 6 feet apart). This will ensure those passengers occupying the vessel can do so in a manner which ensures public and employee safety. We have reduced our overall capacity of both vessels (MV Confederation – Maximum 100 persons and MV Holiday Island- Maximum 100 persons) to ensure safe physical distancing.
During check-in, additional passenger screening will take place to assess the health and travel history of those joining our vessel. This will be facilitated by our check-in staff and will include mandatory screening questions before permission to board the vessel. Please allow additional time for check-in procedures to be facilitated.
If the response indicated (or non-response) to any of the four questions below is conflicting with Transport Canada’s requested screening, then denial of boarding will be communicated.
1. Do you have a fever and a cough? (Yes)
2. Do you have a fever and breathing difficulty? (Yes)
3. Have you been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to COVID-19? (Yes)
Terminal and Onboard Announcements:
The following two announcements will be broadcasted during your crossing. For your reference the below are provided in advance:
In order to manage the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada, along with the provinces and territories have put in place recommended practices.
Prior to boarding this vessel you may be requested to undergo a health check. This will involve answering a few simple questions to which you must answer truthfully.
When arriving at your destination, you may be subject to further measures taken by the municipal, provincial or territorial government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In light of the global pandemic related to COVID-19, the Government of Canada, in cooperation with provincial/territorial public health authorities, has put in place important measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
Please be advised that many provinces and territories are asking travelers, with some exceptions for essential services, to self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
Designated Passenger Areas:
Enhanced Cleaning Practices:
Our message for all employees, contractors and customers remains simple; Washing your hands often, staying home when sick and personal hygiene are the best measures to control the spread of any virus.
Frequently Asked Questions
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