Condor Ferries Update - Coronavirus
UPDATE 27/03/2020 10.00
Condor Liberation & Condor Rapide – Important information about your sailing –from 27th March to 30th April Inclusive
Condor regrets to advise you that due to the ongoing Government advice on restricted passenger travel to and from the Channel Islands, France and the UK, all passenger sailings are being cancelled from 27th March up to and including 30 April. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.
UPDATE 24/03/2020 15.24
Condor Ferries is currently only operating unaccompanied freight on Commodore Goodwill and Commodore Clipper. This is to safeguard a sterile environment and protect our crew of the lifeline service.
Unaccompanied traffic can be carried on both vessels and should be booked in the normal way.
Currently, our High Speed sailings from both Poole and St. Malo are suspended until further notice.
UPDATE 23/03/2020 11.52
On Tuesday 17 March, the States of Guernsey issued new requirements. Anyone travelling to the Bailiwick of Guernsey from anywhere in the world, including the UK and Jersey will have to self-isolate for 14 days. With effect from 00.01 on Thursday 19 March 2020. The decision to insist on 14 days self-isolation for anyone entering the Bailiwick is a significant change and one which has the potential to impact a number of Islanders. All evidence shows us that if we can contain the virus and prevent community seeding we can lessen the burden on our health and care services. Self-isolation is difficult but the guidance must be adhered to. As well as not going to work, school/childcare, anyone in self-isolation must stay at home and not think that it is alright to just pop out to the shops, have friends round, or go for a walk. Anyone in self-isolation having entered the Bailiwick who develops symptoms, however mild, of a cough, fever or shortness of breath must ring the coronavirus helpline on 01481 756938 and 01481 756969. For more information please see www.gov.gg/coronavirus
With the position on Covid-19 escalating daily, Condor ferries has taken the difficult decision to halt the practice of carrying accompanied freight drivers on the two conventional ferries between its four ports of operation.
From the Commodore Goodwill departure from Portsmouth on the evening of Sunday 15th March, and the Commodore Clipper departure from Portsmouth on the morning of Monday 16th March, nobody will be permitted to sail on her other than essential crew members.
Unaccompanied vehicles will still be shipped but will be subject to strict handling protocol by Condor staff and Stevedores, as advised by the Government Healthcare Specialists.
This will be enforced for an initial four week period and will be reviewed during this period.
The purpose of this is to protect the lifeline freight services to the Channel Islands and retain a sterile environment both ashore and at sea in order to do so.