Baleària has adapted the security protocols to the current context, maintaining this summer part of the measures it adopted last year against the pandemic, which will allow it to renew for the third time the Global Safe Site seal by the international certification and inspection entity Bureau Veritas.
Barcelona 18/5/20 - Balearia. Protective measures against Covid-19 on board the ship Abel Matutes - (c) Vicens Gimenez
The shipping company has established a 10% reduction in capacity in all its vessels, an extra measure that goes beyond those established by the health authorities, and which, added to the open, wide and ventilated spaces, make ships in the middle of transport that better allows to maintain the social distance between passengers. It should be remembered that ferries have cabins, which are private spaces for use only by passengers on the same reservation. In addition, in the case of the innovative fast ferry Eleanor Roosevelt, which has joined the fleet in recent weeks, wider aisles and greater separation between the groups of seats have been designed.
To promote social distance, Baleària continues to promote online booking and billing, with measures such as sending boarding passes via QR code via WhatsApp. This code also allows direct access to the cabins on some ferries without going through the ticket office, and in the case of the fast ferry Eleanor Roosevelt, which covers the Dénia-Ibiza-Palma route, the numbering of the seats allows you to maximize the distance between the seats. reservations according to the occupation of the ship.
In addition to the mandatory use of the mask on board, the shipping company continues to provide hydroalcoholic gel and maintains a specific cleaning plan, with certified viricidal products and disinfectants. All the ships of the shipping company incorporate posters and videos that recall the recommendations.
Finally, it should be noted that the shipping company checks the health of the crew on a daily basis, and that all its employees have received specific training on the action protocols if a possible case is detected.