Stena Line Fights To Ensure Irish Sea Routes Stay Open

AS THE impact of the coronavirus tightens its grip, ferry company Stena Line has moved to maintain the supply lines for vital medical goods and food supplies.
Stena Line said its European business has been impacted significantly by COVID-19 but will keep services going in strict adherence to government guidelines on travel, as well as the latest medical advice.
Stena Line has put a host of measures in place to keep its customers and employees safe when travelling on its vessels.
Stephen Bryden, group head of on-board sales and services said: ‘We really are in uncharted waters right now so we are having to dig deep and use all of our experience and take the advice of the governments where we operate, and their medical experts, to help us navigate our way through this crisis too.
‘We are acutely aware of the responsibility we have to help maintain vital supply lines between the UK and Ireland, as well as Continental Europe.’
Recently Stena Line has introduced a large number of additional measures on top of its existing health and safety standards:
From hand sanitisers available for customers and staff use throughout to freight drivers having their own cabin.
Social and counter distancing measures in line with governmental recommendations, to cashless payments being requested in all payment points.
Personal Protective Equipment kits for customers and staff, as well as the use of contactless thermometers to help should someone show any COVID-19 symptoms.
Stena Line hope to continue to operate its UK and Ireland sailing schedules as normal.

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