COVID 19 UPDATE
FACEMASKS MANDATORY ON QAJAQ W AS OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine Inc. (LMI) stated today that in line with new provincial public health orders, the wearing of non-medical face masks will be mandatory for all passengers on the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service.
Under the provincial order, beginning with the first crossing on Saturday, face masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces, including ferries. The following rules apply:
• Non-medical face masks must be worn at all times on the vessel except when passengers are eating or drinking.
• Mask wearing is recommended for children under 5 but is not mandatory.
• Mask wearing is not required for passengers with medical conditions, facial deformities, skin conditions, cognitive impairment, and respiratory problems.
“Labrador Marine Inc. appreciates the cooperation and patience of our passengers as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic,” states LMI General Manager Capt. Austin Daley. “We ask for your continued cooperation as we return to mandatory mask wearing. By following these public health orders, we keep our people and communities safe and ensure that this essential ferry service continues uninterrupted. Please approach our onboard or onshore staff if you have questions or concerns.”
Capt. Austin Daley
General Manager Labrador Marine Inc.
Strait of Belle Isle Update
STRAIT OF BELLE ISLE FERRY SERVICE ADOPTING FALL SCHEDULE
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) - Labrador Marine Inc., (LMI) operator of the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service, reminded travellers today that the fall schedule will come into effect on Tuesday, September 14. With the peak summer travel season concluded, there are reduced sailings during the fall. Travellers should consult the schedule at www.labradormarine.com or www.gov.nl.ca for full details.
LMI has resumed food service on the Qajaq W. Food offerings consist of sandwiches, fruit, vegetable snacks, hot and cold beverages, as well as breakfast items such as packaged cereal and oatmeal. Beverage and snack vending machines are also provided for the convenience of travellers.
In line with federal and provincial public health guidelines, LMI had suspended all food and beverage services, including the operation of vending machines at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020.
“We are delighted to resume the food service and to offer this additional convenience to the hundreds of people who use the service daily,” says LMI General Manager Capt. Austin Daley. “We appreciate the cooperation and patience of our passengers in following the various public health measures that we put in place during the pandemic. Because of that high level of cooperation, we have operated this essential service in a safe and effective manner. We ask for people’s continued cooperation.”
LMI also announced that the Qajaq W will remain in service on the Strait of Belle Isle route through the fall and winter. The vessel was removed from service in December 2020 to carry out required maintenance.
For further information, contact:
Capt. Austin Daley
General Manager of Labrador Marine Inc.