Calmac – Changed Guidance

CalMac have today announced minor relaxations to the types of ferry travel that is permitted, in line with phase one of the Framework for Decision Making. These changes are small, and like the rest of Scotland, travel advice remains broadly unchanged.

It will now be permissible to use ferries for the purposes of visiting immediate family. But the general advice remains that this should only be done if essential; you should limit how far you travel, and stay at home as much as possible. The national rules on this type of travel apply to us all, and you should read them before travelling to see family. See the links below.

It is also now permissible for construction workers to use ferries, inline with the specific construction industry guidance. Essentially this means that construction workers preparing for re-opening of sites and Covid-19 site prep can now travel. Construction workers in this category will need an essential worker document – it’s the same process as CalMac currently operate for emergency construction work.

Updated Guidance