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Face masks now mandatory on all Northumberland Ferries Ltd. sailings

A worker with Northumberland Ferries Ltd. supervises the vehicles driving onto the MV Confederation ferry at the Wood Islands, P.E.I., terminal on Friday morning. - Dave Stewart/SaltWire Network
A worker with Northumberland Ferries Ltd. supervises the vehicles driving onto the MV Confederation ferry at the Wood Islands, P.E.I., terminal during the summer. Effective Oct. 14, face masks/coverings are now required on all sailings. - SaltWire file



Northumberland Ferries Limited has made it mandatory for everyone to wear face masks/coverings during sailings.

Effective immediately, all passengers and crew will be required to follow this rule at all times during travel when not in a vehicle or outdoors. 

These enhanced precautions are consistent with provincial public health recommendations. 

Exemptions to wearing a mask include:

  • children under the age of two,
  • children two- to four-years-old when their caregiver can't get them to wear a mask,
  • anyone with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask (certification or valid medical documentation is required),
  • anyone who is reasonably accommodated under the Human Rights Act,
  • anyone who is unable to remove the mask without assistance,
  • while eating or drinking,
  • crew while physically distancing and directing traffic on vehicle decks (must have mask visible and ready),
  • crew while physically distancing and working in non-public areas.

For more information about Northumberland Ferries Limited, visit Ferries.ca.

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