As transport is part of Critical National Infrastructure the Stornoway Port remains open in the public interest to allow essential trade and provision of supplies to continue and to maintain this vital service throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Throughout this difficult and extremely unusual and unprecedented situation, the Port has taken steps to ensure that the health and safety of its employees, workers and contractors as well as members of the public are protected as far as reasonably practicable against Covid-19.
The Port Authority have complied with government guidance and have applied the restrictions in the relevant legislation and guidance to effectuate this; assessing and mitigating all risks in doing so. The marina has been closed to visiting vessels since the beginning of the crisis, however the Port Authority must continue to service a wide range of other vessels working in industries that continue to operate through this period, this includes, ferry services, fuel deliveries, fish farming, emergency services, fishing industry, etc.
The Port must ensure that it is able to provide safe and efficient facilities to ensure that these industries can continue to operate safely.
For more information please visit the government website: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/