Labrador Marine Inc.
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LABRADOR MARINE TO EASE RESTRICTIONS ON STRAITS SERVICE MAY 11
Public health emergency and guidelines remain in place
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine Inc. announced today, that in line with the province’s plan to move to Alert Level 4 on Monday, May 11, essential travel restrictions will be lifted on the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service.
Despite the lifting of the essential travel ban, a number of measures will remain in place:
Passenger safety is LMI’s top priority. In order to reduce risk and to maintain our high safety standards, passenger capacity on the Qajaq W will be increased gradually.
LMI President and CEO Peter Woodward complimented travelers for their cooperation since travel restrictions were implemented in March. “We recognize that the restrictions put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have been very disruptive to people with travel plans,” he said. “But despite that, passengers have really done their part. That has allowed us to continue this essential service. We have been able to move people as well as essential goods and supplies. But we will have to remain vigilant if we are to defeat this virus. Please continue to follow public health advice and observe our onboard rules.”
Despite the easing of some travel restrictions, the Qajaq W will remain on its winter schedule with daily departure from Blanc Sablon at 8:00 am NL time and from St. Barbe at 10:30 am.
The province has stated that the public health state of emergency remains in effect and that previous restrictions may be put back in place if the Chief Medical Officer of Health returns the province to Alert Level 5.
For further information, contact:
Peter Woodward, LMI President and CEO