Island travel for those with family living there

Could the island be opened back up to those with family there? Could people get tested at ferry terminals/isolate until results and then follow the current guidelines. Have the TTT App? We want to protect our island population but so many of us have elderly family living there and this could allow us to visit.

Why the contribution is important

It is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Spending time with our elderly loved ones as this is time we will never get back

by HighlandLassie on May 06, 2020 at 12:00PM

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Average rating: 3.9
Based on: 11 votes


  • Posted by xraypat May 06, 2020 at 12:16

    Please allow our children to visit
  • Posted by keepupthegoodworknicola May 06, 2020 at 12:20

    If it’s safe for loved ones to visit it’s safe for the general public to visit. The islands are already struggling without tourism
  • Posted by Wizzylou May 06, 2020 at 12:23

    Totally agree. With elderly parents on the Island of Arran this has been torture! for their mental well being visits must be allowed and we will be so relieved to be able to visit we will happily follow whatever rules, safeguards are in place.
  • Posted by April1886 May 06, 2020 at 12:25

    Same for couples who have been living separately during lockdown thus far. If tested and not fevered could one half of the couple travel either way on ferry so they can be together? And in doing so the couple would first self isolate for two weeks before either go out in the community where they are then residing?
  • Posted by Dave May 06, 2020 at 12:38

    As an islander, my preference would be for travel radius to be increased in stages as things like the Track and Trace app come into use combined with temperature checks at departure points and also scan-able wristbands which confirm if you are currently meant to be isolating - people have shown they cannot be trusted to adhere to guidelines. The track and trace app + wristbands should be a requirement for any travel - there are other countries who have employed this method.
  • Posted by Maygirl May 06, 2020 at 12:51

    Yes, have elderly parents who are missing their grandchildren. And are lonely and isolated.
  • Posted by ganet May 06, 2020 at 12:58

    I would like to be able to see my elderly parents who are really struggling through this. So long as no-one has symptoms it should be ok to visit family. I am however against opening to the public as we still need to be cautious. Some people will just flock to these places on sunny days and the risk is still too great.
  • Posted by gingertinkler May 06, 2020 at 15:03

    As an islander, we need to open up travel, air and sea, to let folk visit family and friends. People have been separated by the lockdown and it is very hard mentally not knowing when they will see each other again. If folk from each household are fit and healthy, maybe a temperature check at point of departure, I think this restriction needs to be eased.
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