Published on : Monday, June 29, 2020
Cross-Solent travel provider Wightlink is set to begin transporting tourists to the Isle of Wight once again starting July 4. The decision arrived after the U.K. government gave a nod to restart much of the hospitality and tourism sector in the country.
In order to prioritise and maintain safety and security in the summer season, Wightlink has unveiled a list of strict COVID-19 compliant protocols to ensure safety and comfort of customers as well as crew members. Wightlink’s ferries already have spacious lounges on board, as well as open sun decks and access to fresh air, along with views of the Solent that would help to maintain proper social distancing rules.
Keith Greenfield, Chief Executive, Wightlink said in a recent press statement that Wightlink ferries have continued to operate throughout the pandemic and has constantly provided travel for key workers to and from the Isle of Wight as well as contributed in facilitating the flow of essential goods and services.
He mentioned that the company is also ready to welcome more passengers back on board and launch an additional campaign. He said that in a time when hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites on the island are also eager to accommodate guests, Whitelink is also incredibly keen to receive visitors who are looking forward to relax and enjoy a long-wanted break post-lockdown.