Monday 30th March 2020
I would like to thank you all for the support and words of kindness that you have shown our employees. Our family of employees continue to respond to the challenges that this situation presents on a daily basis and maintain the essential life-line link to the Islands.
Yesterday (Sunday 29th March) the Scillonian berthed at Albert Pier in Penzance and will be on standby to respond as required. Today (Monday 30th) the Gry Maritha returns to scheduled service and will carry essential freight items only.
Skybus continues to provide an essential travel only service through Land’s End Airport. This service is only for key workers and in order to enforce this we have removed all online booking functionality from our website. Bookings can now only be made seven days in advance of travel by calling our Travel Centre. All key workers when making a booking, are being asked a series of questions based on the Government’s guidance of essential travel. You will be refused a booking if you do not meet the criteria. In addition, on arrival at check-in, you will be asked the same questions to ensure your travel is essential. If you do not meet this criteria – then please do not travel.
Finally, I wanted to end by saying a huge thank you to our employees across the business. Everyone continues to work flat out in difficult circumstances and challenging conditions to do their best to serve the Community. If you’re able to say thank you to them when you see them, I know they would hugely appreciate it.
I will continue to provide regular updates to the Community as we maintain the life-line link.