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BC Ferries to require face coverings on sailings longer than 30 minutes

As of Monday, June 15th, 2020, BC Ferries will ask customers to bring a mask that covers their mouth and nose on routes that exceed 30 minutes in length as part of the ferry company’s COVID-19 protection measures.

Terminal staff will verify if customers over the age of two, including those arriving in a vehicle, have a face covering at check-in, though will not provide a mask to those without. Customers without masks will be denied access at the terminal and thus unable to travel on the ferry system.

The decision to require masks is to keep in line with Transport Canada regulations that passengers maintain a two metre distance between each other and to wear a mask when keeping distance is not physically possible.

Routes impacted by this include those between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay/Duke Point, Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay/Langdale, Comox and Powell River.

Source: BC Ferries

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