Stena Line, familiar to Brits for ferry connections between the UK and Ireland, is the latest ferry company to reveal the safety measures it has put in place to minimise the risk of contamination by the Covid-19 virus.

The wearing of face masks in the terminals and on board the vessels will be encouraged and mandatory if travelling to France. Passengers will be asked to state their health condition before boarding, and if Covid-19 is suspected they will be denied embarkation. Expect to see staff equipped with personal protective equipment for their faces and hands and more hand sanitising stations. Hand contact hot spots, cabins and public areas will be cleaned more frequently. Plexi-Glass screens have been erected at sales and interaction points between staff and passengers and card payment will be encouraged wherever possible.

Passenger capacity has been reduced on all ships and floor markings on board ferries and in terminals will enable social distancing. Some areas such as play areas and saunas will be closed and the self service buffet area is stopped. Food will be served or be sold packaged.

Get a glimpse of what to expect if travelling with Stena Line.