Citizens using the sea-bridge to get between Trinidad and Tobago must now wear face masks, in addition to practising physical distancing, while travelling on the inter-island ferries.
In its latest advisory, the T&T Inter-Island Transportation Company indicates that it is strengthening its safety protocols, as part of its efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and spread.
The full text of the company’s latest advisory, follows…
RECOMMENDED USE OF FACE MASKS ON THE INTER-ISLAND FERRIES
The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) wishes to advise the travelling public that further to recommendation from the Ministry of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the general population should use face masks once they are in public.
As such, from Monday 6th April, 2020 all passengers utilizing the inter-island ferries are required to adhere to the recommendation and use face masks.
The Jean De La Valette, Galleons Passage and cargo vessel – M.V Cabo Star will continue to operate and are scheduled to sail as follows:
|DEPART FROM PORT OF SPAIN||DEPART FROM SCARBOROUGH|
|JEAN DE LA VALETTE||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday||4.00 PM||7.30 AM|
|Sunday||3.00 AM||9.30 AM|
|GALLEONS PASSAGE||Wednesday||8.00 AM||4.00 PM|
|M.V CABO STAR||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday||1.00 PM||11.00 PM|
The M.V. Cabo Star will not be scheduled to sail on Saturdays and public holidays.
Amended Business Hours of the Ferry Terminals:
* Port of Spain Ferry Terminal:
Monday to Sunday (except Wednesday) – 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM
Wednesday – 6.00 AM – 1.00 PM
* Scarborough Ferry Terminal:
Monday to Sunday (except Saturday) – 5.00 AM – 10.00 AM and 6.00 PM – 11.00 PM
Saturday – 5.00 AM – 10.00 AM
The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Ferry Service is committed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and wishes to thank you for your continued support and cooperation during this time.