UK Chamber of Shipping launches ferry guidance document to ensure passengers remain safe during COVID-19
The UK Chamber of Shipping has today launched its new information and guidance document for UK passenger ferry operations during COVID-19. Members can access the document here
The document, which is available to all UK Chamber of Shipping members, has been developed in consultation with industry partners and members of the Chamber.
Commenting on the new document, Policy Manager Michael Igoe said:
“Keeping passengers safe has, and always will be, ferry operators’ number one priority. This important document sets out practical steps to ensure passengers can continue to use ferry services safely during this unprecedented time.”
The information and guidance is aimed specifically at ferry ports and terminals, and the operators’ of scheduled ferry services that operate from the UK on both domestic and international routes. It sets out ways operators’ can continue to operate whilst keeping passengers safe, including advice on social distancing, food service and crew procedures.
The launch of the guidance comes after a survey carried out by the Independent newspaper showed that ferries were the most popular form of transport compared to planes, trains and buses and 43 per cent of respondents to a twitter poll said in the age of coronavirus, ferry travel would be their preferred mode of transport. The next popular was rail with 29 per cent.