Buried in a fiscal report announcement Thursday morning is a new update to BC Ferries’ COVID-19 policy that will be implemented starting next week.
Passengers on board BC Ferries vessels and at terminals will be required to wear non medical face masks or face coverings starting Monday August 24.
This new measure comes after two months of passengers being required to carry a mask with them while on board and be willing to put them on in situations where physical distancing is not possible.
Moving forward, the masks will have to stay on the entire duration of the journey.
This new rule will remain in place in addition to reduced capacity, limited food services, screening customers on arrival, allowing customers to remaining in their vehicles throughout the journey, and enhanced cleaning implemented as a result of the pandemic.
In their first quarter fiscal report, the company said it experienced a $62 million net loss.