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Red Funnel obtains “We’re Good to Go” COVID-19 industry standard mark

Wed, Jul 15 2020

Red Funnel is pleased to announce it has obtained the UK-wide industry standard and consumer “We’re Good to Go” mark from Visit England. The mark shows that Red Funnel is adhering to government and public health guidelines as it continues to welcome more customers on board ahead of tourism reopening on the Isle of Wight from tomorrow.

Red Funnel has demonstrated it complies with the guidance from Public Health England and has robust COVID-19 risk assessments and clear processes in place to keep customers safe.

The company, which provides a lifeline ferry service to the Island, has remained in operation throughout the pandemic and has ensured its operations and travel guidance consistently reflect the most current government recommendations.

Red Funnel recently released a video as part of its ‘Sail Safe’ campaign, highlighting its full range of safety and wellbeing measures which includes restricted on-board capacity of less than half of normal capacity on both the vehicle ferries and Red Jets.

Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, said: “We are proud to have obtained this industry mark that recognises the hard work tourism and hospitality businesses have done to adhere to government and public health guidelines. The health and safety of our passengers has always been our key priority and we have been carefully monitoring guidelines for safer travel throughout the pandemic. We are excited to be gradually welcoming back more passengers on our ferries, as we have recently resumed our Hi-Speed Red Jet service and increased our vehicle ferry crossings.”


For further information regarding Red Funnel, please contact:

Enya Lumley or Mel Piercy at McKenna Townsend

T: 01425 472330
E: [email protected]

Editor’s note

About Red Funnel

Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.  In addition to ferry travel, Red Funnel is the only cross-Solent operator to offer ferry inclusive bonded holiday accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity packages. Sub-brands include ‘Red Jet’ (the Hi-Speed passenger only ferry service serving West Cowes) and two food & beverage brands, ‘Steam Coffee Company’ and ‘ReFuel’.  The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW Festival, Cowes Week, Rhythm Tree, The Great Wonderfest, Wight Proms, Cowes Classics, and Walk the Wight as well as a range of community and niche interest events. Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year, 2020 is Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats.

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