It is with great pleasure that the MV Trans-Saint-Laurent’s whole crew wants to inform the public of the relaunch of its season on May 18th.
For the week of May 18, the ship will be running from Monday to Friday. One departure daily will be available on each shore: 8 am from Rivière-du-Loup and 10 am from St-Siméon. There will be no departure on Saturday and Sunday. For the week of May 24, and for an indefinite period of time, there will be no departure on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, departures will be offered on Saturday at 8 am from Rivière-du-Loup and at 10 am from Saint-Siméon as well as on Sunday at 1:30 pm from Rivière-du-Loup and 3 pm from Saint-Siméon. More departures might be added subsequently.
We have put in place different health procedures for the departures of Rivière-du-Loup and St-Siméon to ensure the security and safety of our clients and our workers during this pandemic. “Passengers will be asked to keep a social distance of 2 meters between themselves, when possible, and to wear a protective mask. We are counting on our clients’ collaboration to make this relaunch of our activities a true success” said Marco Ouellet, captain and director general.
In addition to the frequent disinfection measures implemented in order to stop the spread of the virus, we have decided to close the restaurant until further notice; water bottles will be available upon request. Moreover, the customers will be asked to provide a credit or a debit card since payments in cash are no longer possible on our ferry.
In the current context of COVID-19, Transports Canada has set up guidelines so that passengers will be able to remain in their vehicle for the entire time of the crossing. This measure complemented our recent efforts to limit the contact between both the clients and the staff members. All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the passengers can safely stay in their vehicle. However, the crew reserves the right to prohibit this special authorisation on poor weather conditions.
To learn more about the different measures put in place on the ferry or to keep up to date with the latest developments, please consult the website of the Rivière-du-Loup/Saint-Siméon Ferry.