Masks are once again mandatory in all indoor public spaces on BC Ferries vessels and terminals, following a provincial health officer order. The rule took effect today (Aug. 25) and applies to passengers over 12, regardless of vaccination status, according to a media release from BC Ferries.
Some exceptions will apply to the policy, such as if a customer is inside a vehicle or consuming food or drinks in designated areas. Also exempt are customers with an underlying medical condition or disability that inhibits the ability to wear a mask, those who are unable to place or remove a face covering without assistance, according to BC Ferries.
“In the event that a passenger cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons, BC Ferries may require passengers to present documentation from a healthcare professional,” reads the release.
BC Ferries said it has a number of additional preventive measures in place allowing customers to remain in their vehicles on open or upper car decks during the sailing, as well as enhanced cleaning, sanitization stations and physical barriers.