Do I have to wear a face mask / covering?
From 15 June it will be mandatory to wear a face covering when using public transport, therefore our passengers will be legally required to wear a face covering whilst travelling in our passenger lounges and moving around the vessel. This also applies to foot passengers embarking and disembarking.
Coverings are optional (but recommended) on our outer passenger decks, and are not required inside vehicles.
Making a face cover is simple and can likely be made at home with no to little additional cost. Learn how to make your own face cover here. Face Coverings will also be available for purchase, for customers who do not have their own.
There are some exemptions, including passengers with a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means they cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering. Children under the age of 11 will also be exempt. A full list of the current exemptions can be found on the UK goverment's website.
By law, Red Funnel must refuse travel to customers who can (but do not) wear coverings. Customers could forfeit the cost of their booking should they refuse to comply.
For more info and answers to frequently asked questions, go to the Face Coverings on our Ferries page.