The Isle of Wight Council is introducing some measures on the Cowes Floating Bridge to reduce the level of risk to staff and users.
With effect from Monday (23rd March) no cash will be accepted by the crew on the vessel or by the foot passenger ticket collectors.
Payment will be accepted by means of Saver Card, WebApp and pre-purchased casual tickets only. Foot passenger Saver Cards and pre-purchased casual tickets will need to be scanned via self-scan units.
Casual tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines based in Cowes and East Cowes.
Motorists’ tickets/cards will be scanned through closed windows.
Meanwhile, hand sanitiser gel has been placed on board and all crew instructed to wear blue gloves.
Staff will also be regularly cleaning touch points (handrails, grabrail etc) throughout the day.