Covid-19 updates | East by West Ferries

Covid-19 updates

Wellington is currently at Alert level 2.  

We will be operating to our standard timetable, however please read the below before travelling with us:

Travelling with us during alert level 2:

  • The wearing of face coverings will still be mandatory on board our ferries, except for those under 12 years old. 
  • If you are at all unwell please do not travel on our services.
  • We will still be collecting fares; please use contactless payment where possible. Cash and EFTPOS services will be available if needed.
  • Good hand hygiene remains essential, please wash or sanitise your hands as soon as you can before, during and after travel. Sanitiser is available onboard. 
  • We are continuing our cleaning practices with guidance from Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Ministry of Health. 
  • There are no physical distancing requirements onboard our ferries, however please adhere to physical distancing guidance while waiting at the wharf. 
  • Wellesley students will be seated together at the front of the boat. 

Travelling to Matiu/Somes Island:

  • There is a restriction of 30 people allowed on the island from each ferry departure. If you have a group booking coming up, please contact the office to discuss. 

  • For contact tracing purposes, please scan one of the islands QR codes upon arrival.

Contact tracing:

We have QR codes in multiple places on our vessels. Please use these when travelling on our services as it will be useful if contact tracing is needed in the region.