SANDBANKS ferry bosses have moved to remind passengers of the safety measure they have in place.

A company spokesman said: "Further to yesterday’s government announcement, we’d like to take the opportunity to remind all our passengers of the safety measures in place on board the ferry, to protect you, our staff and those you come into contact with.

Just like buses and trains, we are bound to comply with the current restrictions for public transport.

"We need your support to ensure we are offering a Covids-secure travel environment, so we ask for your co-operation in following the instructions given by our staff."

The measures include:

Please pay by card if you can. Cash is accepted if you have no alternative means of payment.

All cyclists and foot passengers, aged 11 and over, must wear face coverings while queuing and on board, completely covering the nose and mouth, unless a medical exemption is in place.

Motorcyclists should keep helmets on during queuing and for the duration of the journey.

Cyclists and foot passengers must remain in the marked-out social distancing boxes while on board, unless guided otherwise by staff.

Please stay in your vehicle while on board the ferry, with windows closed. If necessary, the driver's side windows may be lowered for ventilation.

Convertible vehicles must travel with roofs up and windows closed, with driver's side window ventilation if required.