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COVID-19 26th January: Ferry and Bus Timetables Return to Normal

26 January 2021

From Monday 1st February, inter-island ferry services will move to the Winter timetable with connecting local bus services returning to their normal timetables.

From next Monday morning, inter-island ferry services in Shetland will move to the standard Winter timetable.

The local bus services that connect with ferry services will also be reinstated to normal timetables.

Ferries can be booked by calling the Booking Office on 01595 745804, or online at https://ferry.shetland.gov.uk/

From Monday 1st February, the booking office will be open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm.

At this time, cash payment for ferry fares will not be accepted, and this situation will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Ryan Thomson, Chair of the Council’s Environment and Transport Committee, and transport partnership ZetTrans - “We feel that we can now return to a normal winter timetable, recognising the need to balance essential travel with the risks to operation of services overall. However, if we see another local Covid-19 spike we will have to consider restricted timetables again. Passengers and local businesses should be prepared for that possibility.”

“I would like to remind folk that, under the current Level 3 guidelines, our ferries and buses should be used for essential travel only. I understand that this may inconvenience some in the community, but it is important that we all do what we can to limit transmission of the virus, and protect our essential services.”