Can passengers stay in their vehicles on the car deck?
Due to the Covid-19 situation the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have agreed to temporarily relax its rules on passengers being able to stay in their vehicles during some ferry journeys.
For CalMac's fleet this means that passengers can now stay in their cars when travelling from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on a limited number of sailings and across the Sound of Harris (Berneray - Leverburgh) on all sailings. Any passengers wishing to travel this way can view the eligible sailngs on the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay and Sound of Harris (Berneray - Leverburgh) service status page.
The change does not affect any of CalMac's larger vessels where passengers are not permitted to remain in their vehicles. Currently, CalMac can only allow those passengers who are travelling in ambulances and/or are accompanied by medical staff to travel whilst on the car deck of our major vessels.
Car passengers are able to stay in their vehicles on our small ferry fleet. And we are recommending that all passengers in vehicles on our small fleet do so at this stage.