Calmac travel

For families in Scotland who have elderly relatives on the islands, there requires to be a day trip pass option where we could visit , maintain physical distance and when travelling on the ferry remain in car lessening the impact on crew as well.

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I have a mother in law who lives on bute, she's had no visitors since lockdown. We all been sensible about the issue but we know that by taking correct steps in washing hands, physical distance and where appropriate using a face covering we could at least visit for a day trip. This is not intended to open up to holiday tourism, that can be done when full measures are relaxed but we need to have an easement of calmac measures just now.

by Anthonymcgale on May 09, 2020 at 08:19AM

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  • Posted by Robert1000 May 09, 2020 at 09:30

    A logical and sensible approach. The reality is the vast majority of calmac ferries operate with significant social distancing in any case. Likewise the destinations exist with natural social distancing due to the space available. This isn't about tourists visiting in large numbers. The other aspect that is missed is the local economies are getting hammered and rely on the summer months. If nothing is changed then I don't think people appreciate what situation they will be in. Mind you the problem is if the daily briefing keeps saying we are on the verge of "catastrophe" and the islands are a political heartland then things probably will not change.
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