CalMac to resume ‘normal’ timetable as Covid absences fall

Ferry operator CalMac has announced it will be able to resume to normal services on Wednesday following a decline in staff absences due to Covid.

The company confirmed the temporary timetable, which was first introduced on January 3 due to the impact of Covid, is set to end.

The move is ahead of schedule, with the temporary timetable initially due to continue until February 6.

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A normal winter service will return on the following routes:

The restricted timetable was introduced following rising staff absences due to Covid.

Largs - Cumbrae Oban - Coll - Tiree Oban - Colonsay Wemyss Bay - Rothesay Gourock - Dunoon.

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At the height of CalMac' s Covid problems, more than 20 per cent of staff were having to self-isolate.

On-board retail and food and drink offering will also reopen on Wednesday.

CalMac managing director Robbie Drummond said: “I am pleased to say that because of a significant drop in the number of staff unable to work we can now offer a full winter service on the majority of routes."


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