Ferry timetables will stay the identical regardless of new restrictions – Shetland Information

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NORTHLINK will proceed to supply companies on its common schedule regardless of journey to and from Shetland which will probably be lowered to important functions solely from Boxing Day.

Serco NorthLink Managing Director Stuart Garrett has inspired anybody who may have to alter or cancel their reservations to contact the corporate instantly.

Shetlands, Orkney Islands and the Western Isles will probably be topic to stage three restrictions for 3 weeks from December 26 as a precautionary measure in opposition to a brand new variant of the coronavirus that’s stated to unfold extra simply.

All different elements of Scotland will go to stage 4.

Garrett reiterated that any journey on the NorthLink ferries as soon as the islands are upgraded to stage three needs to be for important functions, reminiscent of work or well being care.

'Following revised pointers issued by the Scottish Authorities on Saturday and in an effort to strengthen safety in opposition to the unfold of the brand new, extremely contagious pressure of the virus, passengers ought to solely journey with NorthLink Ferries right now if their journey meets the necessities 39; important. necessities as outlined for the present stage three and the longer term stage four pointers, ”he stated.

"Any shopper whose journey plans are affected and want to alter or cancel their preparations ought to contact us instantly."

For now, the NorthLink ferry schedule is working as traditional, though the capability of the 2 ferries serving the Shetlands has been virtually halved to 335 to permit for bodily distance.

The Hrossey, in the meantime, is because of enter dry dock for upkeep between January 30 and February 13, whereas sister ship Hjaltland will do the identical between February 27 and March 13.

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