Sail Up The River

Published: 05/08/2020 By Allan Fuller

Thames Clippers are back in business and operating from Putney Pier If you do have to commute to work  it is a lovely way to travel, they have introduced  New safety and social distancing measures being introduced by Thames Clippers include:

 • Fully contactless journeys for every passenger both at piers and on board
 • Social distancing at piers and on board, with signage, floor markings and blocked-off seats helping maintain adequate social distancing
 • Double the capacity for bikes on board for most boats in the fleet: up to 20 on the largest vessels
 • PPE equipment for all staff with health and safety screenings for all crew at the start of their shift
 • Implementation of Government requirement that all passengers should wear a face covering to travel by public transport, to protect crew and fellow passengers
 • Onboard facilities to enable passengers to wash their hands, with NHS posters displaying the correct hand-washing procedure, or the option alternatively to use one of the five hand sanitiser stations on board
 • Safe procedures in place to allow fresh air to pass through the cabin whilst the boat is underway (passengers also still have the option to sit on the outside back deck)
 • The onboard bar will be open initially for takeaway orders, with new safety measures in place to protect staff and customers, including a clear glass screen at the till and only contactless payments accepted
 • Touch points and surfaces on board will be regularly wiped down with cleaning wipes during service, and every vessel deep-cleaned overnight
 • In addition to the daily touchpoint cleaning, the vessels will be disinfected using an electrostatic spray during out of service periods during the day (when no passengers or crew are present) as well as nightly. The cabin doors will be opened during this time to allow good ventilation. There are no hazardous ingredients in the spray – the cabin will be safe to enter immediately after use
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