Covid 19 – Coronavirus Island Updates

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The Island of Cumbrae Tourist Association is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our business, our community, our vulnerable island residents, our much loved and well missed 2nd homeowners and caravaners, and our tourists. Read about the latest decisions being made by us and the actions being taken during the easing of lockdown for COVID-19.

As we are part of an island community who have been in complete lockdown since March 2020, we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of all moving forward.

Before coming over to the island please be aware that ALL public facilities will be closed until authorised to open, following in line with NAC guidelines, meaning there are no  PUBLIC TOILETS on the island added to that the majority of shops do NOT have toilet facilities available.

It is important that you adhere to the following measures put in place.

  • Please keep 2 metres between yourself and all other people at all times, including whilst queueing.
  • Please understand that due to space shops, cafes, bars and restaurants may have a maximum number of people allowed on the premises, please adhere to this.
  • Please use hand sanitiser before entering the premises.
  • Please wear a mask in enclosed areas.
  • If a premises or area looks busy  it is busy, please pop back later and do not compound the issues

Further information will be released:

  • Currently, all public toilets will remain closed as per council instructions.

Further information will be released: | 08000665000

  • As of the 1st of July, a new time table will be in place this will mean we have half-hourly ferries. This will be reviewed again on the 15th of July.
  • The ferry will be working on a reduced capacity of 39 foot passengers per trip.
  • Foot passengers are requested to wear a mask and follow social distancing.

Further information will be released:

Millport Motors  – 01475530555

  • Due to social distancing regulations, the bus is only allowed to carry 12 people per trip.

Information as set by the Scottish Government

General advice for all of Scotland

  • Stay local as much as possible for goods, services and activities.
  • Continue to work from home where you can.
  • Avoid crowded places where physical distancing may be difficult
  • Use your judgement – if somewhere is likely to be busy, you should avoid going there. If you arrive somewhere and it is busy, alter your plans and consider going somewhere else that is quieter.
  • Remember that the purpose of the restrictions is to prevent the transmission of the virus. Take steps to protect yourself and protect others.
  • Where possible walk, wheel or cycle, whilst complying with the physical distancing measures.
  • By walking, wheeling or cycling if you can you’re improving your own health and helping to keep public transport for those who need it most.
  • Please consider whether you need to use public transport, to ensure it is available for those with no alternative.
  • Please plan ahead when travelling, avoid the peaks and be patient when travelling.
  • Be considerate to others who may need longer to board and disembark.
  • Make sure you adhere to physical distancing on public transport and at stations, terminals and stops.
  • On public transport, do not use accessible seats/areas unless you have a need.
  • You must wear a face-covering on public transport, in a taxi and private hire vehicles and in stations and follow appropriate hygiene measures.
  • Travel to islands is permitted for all purposes consistent with the relevant phase of the Routemap.