Why has CalMac issued this advice on essential travel on their ferries / to and from the islands?
Every single person has a role to play in limiting the spread of Covid-19, and working within the current set of rules set out by Government will ensure we are able to do this. We must protect one another - including the island communities we serve, our passengers and our crews.
The island communities do have a particular challenge to deal with - we need to protect their resources, including local health, food and supply facilities from excessive pressure.
We know that our customers and passengers will understand the reasons we need to implement these arrangements.
Everyone at CalMac is looking forward to welcoming our passengers back to the islands when the situation has improved. We know that our island communities will do too. Until then, thank you for the support you are showing in following these new arrangements.