Company says it has clear Covid policies on ferry
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company says it has “clear policies in place for its crew to prevent Covid-19 spread” on-board the Ben-my-Chree.
It follows a question put by Manx Radio at the latest government media briefing.
The station has been contacted by a couple of members of crew who expressed concern about Manx and UK staff mixing on-board, with Manx crew worried about potentially taking the virus home.
Director of Public Health Dr Henrietta Ewart says travel and transport is an area they do offer guidance on:
The full statement from the Steam Packet:
"The Steam Packet has clear policies in place for its crew to prevent Covid spread, which are perhaps best illustrated by the fact there’s been no on-board outbreaks since the start of the pandemic last year. Those public health guidelines are designed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus on both its vessels and at its ports."