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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2020TRAN0053-000640
April 6, 2020
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Additional protections brought in for inland ferries
Updated on April 7, 2020

VICTORIA – Under new guidelines set by Transport Canada to reduce and mitigate the risks of COVID-19, additional safety measures are now in place for the Province’s inland ferry system to help protect the safety of passengers and crew.

Effective immediately, passengers boarding inland ferries must comply with the following changes:

  • All inland ferry passengers travelling by vehicle must remain in their vehicles for the duration of the trip.
  • All passenger amenities aboard the ferry are closed until further notice to limit interaction amongst passengers.
  • Walk-on passengers, cyclists and motorcyclists must remain inside designated zones while in the terminal and while aboard the ferry. 
  • Walk-on passengers, cyclists and motorcyclists with symptoms of COVID-19 are not permitted aboard the inland ferries. 

Signage will be displayed at terminals and on overhead messaging signs via DriveBC and posted through websites and social media.

B.C.’s provincial health officer has recommended that all British Columbians avoid non-essential travel.

If travel is essential, check DriveBC as busy sailings may experience higher wait times due to reduced passenger limits.

These new measures are effective Monday, April 6, 2020, until further notice. 

Learn More:

For more information on B.C.’s inland ferry routes, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/passenger-travel/water-travel/inland-ferries

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC

For provincial health officer orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

 
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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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Government Communications and Public Engagement
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