March 18, 2020
In cooperation with the Lax Kw’alaams Administration, Council and emergency response coordination in relation to the evolution of the COVID-19 virus, significant measures have been implemented to ensure best COVID-19 practices in-regards to transportation to and from Prince Rupert and Lax Kw’alaams. Please note that as of March 18, 2020 Lax Kw’alaams Ferry Corporation will be enforcing measures directly related to the most recent “Advisory to the Residents of Lax Kw’alaams – COVID-19” (more info: https://laxkwalaams.ca/advisory-to-the-residents-of-lax-kwalaams-covid-19/).
- All non-residents will not be allowed to enter the community. Ferry personnel will restrict and enforce this decision.
- Non- Residents currently in the community are permitted to remain, but once they leave they will not be allowed re-entry.
- All residents are encouraged refrain from non-essential travel.
- Onboard restrictions in-regards to passenger compartments and restricted areas will be implemented and enforced.
Please understandthat the Lax Kw’alaams Ferry Corporation is working closely with the Lax Kw’alaams Administration and Council to support the efforts to reduce the transmission and evolution of COVID-19 in our community. The Ferry Corporation has and will be increasing our efforts to support rigorous cleaning routines and passenger area limitations. We understand that our Ferry Service is an essential service and we will be taking reasonable measures to ensure that the community’s priorities are met. Please follow and share these updates as the evolution of this situation progress’.
This notice is specific to Ferry Transportation on the Spirit of Lax Kw’alaams (Ferry Nicola) for all other notifications please refer the latest community update “Advisory to the Residents of Lax Kw’alaams – COVID-19”.
Captain Harvey James Russell
Lax Kw’alaams Ferry Corporation