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COVID-19 Safety Response

You're in Safe Hands

As always, safety is the number one priority for Port Phillip Ferries. We are maintaining a number of measures to keep passengers safe on-board during this time.

To help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Victoria State Government have mandated the compulsory wearing of fitted face masks in Victoria for any person leaving home (regardless of where they live).

The Victorian Government changes to wearing face mask rules effective from 11:59pm Sunday 22 November do not change the mandatory wearing of face masks during pre-boarding, whilst onboard and when exiting Port Phillip Ferries vessels.

Face masks remain mandatory if you are unable to stay further than 1.5 metres away from people not in your household.

Persons not wearing or refusing to wear a fitted face may be prohibited from travelling onboard Port Phillip Ferries vessels unless the individual has a lawful exception for not wearing a fitted face mask.

A fitted face mask is not required in some circumstances including;

  • Infant and children under the age of 12 years
  • A person who is affected by a relevant medical condition, including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition.
  • When consuming food, drink or medication.
  • During emergencies

For further information please refer to the Victorian Government website; https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-vic-covid-19#exceptions-for-not-wearing-a-face-covering

To comply with State Government restrictions, we are currently unable to serve alcohol onboard our vessels at this time. However, other snacks and drinks including caffeine are available for purchase at the onboard café.

These measures are subject to change depending on State and Federal Government requirements surrounding COVID-19. Updates to Port Phillip Ferries operations will be available on this page and through our social media channels –  FacebookInstagram and Twitter – so be sure to follow along for all the latest news

For the latest Victorian and Australian Government COVID Health advice please visit:  Australian Government Health website | Victorian Government Health website

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COVID Safe App

In line with the latest government health advice, you may wish to consider downloading the COVID Safe App on your smartphone device. For further information please visit Australian Government COVIDsafe App

TRAVEL SAFELY

We are implementing the following steps to ensure your safety during travel:

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Pre-book Your Tickets

Tickets must be pre-booked: either online or from the Portarlington Post Office. There will be no landside / onboard sales.

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Designated Seeting

Seats onboard the ferry
will be clearly marked
to abide with physical
distancing guidelines.

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We're Going Cashless

The café will not be
accepting cash sales
onboard until
otherwise advised.

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Stay Home if You're Sick

If you are feeling unwell,
please don’t travel.

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Practice Good Hygiene

Wash your hands with soap
regularly and then dry.
Cough or sneeze into
your elbow

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Keep Your Distance

Give others space and
follow any instructions
about where to sit on
your service.

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Additional Cleaning

All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected before and after each service.

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Wear a Fitted Face Mask

Except for limited exemptions,
passengers must wear a fitted face
mask that covers the nose
and mouth at all times.