Passengers 12 and older on board BC Ferries vessels and at terminals will once again be required to wear non medical face masks or face coverings starting Wednesday, August 25th.
BC Ferries made the announcement Tuesday, August 24th, after Dr. Bonnie Henry said masks would be required in most indoor settings.
The mask mandate will apply to anyone 12 and older regardless of vaccination status.
Additional measures will allow customers to remain in their vehicles on open or upper cardecks during the sailing.
There will also be enhanced cleaning and sanitizing stations, as well as physical barriers.
BC Ferries said there will be exceptions to the policy—passengers in their own car or customers eating in designated areas—as well as customers medically-exempt from wearing a mask or children under two years of age.
BC Ferries may require passengers who claim exemption to present documentation from a healthcare professional.