Wightlink requires all customers to wear face coverings from 15 June

Kelly Miller, Dyess Spouse's Club president, smiles under a face-mask at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 14, 2020. The DSC kick-started the effort to supply face-masks for Dyess Air Force Base. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Reilly McGuire)

Following the government’s announcement yesterday (4 June 2020), that face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in England later this month, Wightlink has confirmed that they will be asking all customers to wear face coverings when travelling.

Bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journeys, from 15 June 2020, to help reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus.

All Wightlink customers will be required to carry a face covering with them at all times – and will be required to wear it if not staying in a vehicle – when travelling on their ferries.

Wightlink’s Chief Executive, Keith Greenfield, said: “The government has announced that all public transport users should wear face coverings from 15 June. Wightlink will require customers to wear face coverings whenever they are not in a vehicle on board our ferries or in one of our customer buildings. We are asking all of our customers to bring face coverings with them.”

“On most of our sailings, customers will remain in their vehicles and do not need to wear a face covering while they are in a vehicle. Customers will be required to wear a face covering when in our lounges and on our sun decks, where we have ample space and seating for those not in a vehicle.”

For more information, including detailed Frequently Asked Questions, please visit: wightlink.co.uk/coronavirus.