Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 7th July 2020

Irish Ferries Reassures Passengers

As Brits begin to consider their summer plans and the option of travelling again, Irish Ferries has implemented new onboard safety measures.

Ireland’s leading ferry operator, which has continued to run its ‘essential’ sailing schedule throughout lockdown, is keen to reassure leisure passengers that ferry travel remains as safe as it ever was.

They have introduced additional on-board health and safety measures to ensure travellers are kept safe when crossing the Irish Sea this summer and beyond. These include:

In-car check in with staggered boarding and disembarkation processes to limit contact with staff and to maintain social distancing
All crew will wear masks and visors, and plexiglass has been introduced at counters to protect both passengers and staff
Wide availability of hand sanitisers for passenger use and new technology has been introduced to fog cabins on departure
Increased frequency of deep on-board cleaning services, focusing on frequent touchpoints

A spokesperson for Irish Ferries said: “The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority, and it is our job to do everything that we possibly can to make sure our valued customers are completely confident when choosing to travel with Irish Ferries.

“Once restrictions are lifted, we know there is going to be a strong desire to get out and about – many will wish to reunite with their families, take short breaks away, or simply to escape their homes to experience the great outdoors.”

Irish Ferries serves routes between Holyhead and Dublin, and Pembroke and Rosslare on up to 16 sailings per day

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