BC Ferries says in supporting social distancing in trying to limit the spread of COVID-19, it is reducing food and retail service to “minimal levels” on ships and in terminals.
This goes into effect Wednesday.
BC Ferries says “Grab-and-go’ items will be available through designated outlets only, either the Coastal Café or Coastal Café Express and Lands End Café.
Hot food will not be served and service at other outlets is suspended until further notice.
However, the corporation says northern services with lengthy sailing durations will continue to have hot food services.
BC Ferries already closed the Pacific Buffet on vessels that offered the service.
Other changes announced Tuesday night in a release include:
- Beverages including coffee, tea and fountain drinks will continue to be available. Customers are asked to use disposable beverage containers only
- Single-use disposable cutlery will be available
- Customers should expect minimal food service at our terminals, as vendors assess their operations
The following onboard amenities will be closed until further notice:
- Passages Gift Shop
- SeaWest Lounge
- Coastal Café on select vessels
- Arbutus Coffee Bar
- Pacific Buffet
- Sitka Coffee Place
- Kids Zone play area
- Video Zone arcade
BC Ferries says it is continuing to monitor the situation.