Condor has confirmed it is to run two passenger services from Poole this month following the Civil Contingencies Authority’s announcement last week that it is to permit seven day quarantine for travellers entering the Bailiwick.
The sailings, on 23 and 30 August, follow similar trials run in July and will see Condor Liberation operate directly between Guernsey and Poole. The company’s strict social distancing procedures, which are currently in use on its routes from Jersey to the UK and France, will be deployed.
A Condor spokesperson said: “We have agreed to put on these sailings in advance of the resumption of a more regular schedule to Poole and St Malo in due course. This is in line with the States’ move to the next phase of travel restrictions and we are happy to support efforts for assessing safe, sustainable options before borders can be opened”.
The company’s safety protocols include limits on the number of travellers in the public lounges, floor distancing markers and barriers installed with food and beverage outlets to operate as self- service with card payments only.
All passengers are required to wear face coverings for travel, check-in times are being extended and the ship will only run at half capacity.
The timings of the sailings on both Sunday 23 August, and Sunday 30 August are Poole to Guernsey, 12:00-15:00, returning directly to Poole, 16:00-19:00.