Today (Monday, 23 March) the Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Board held a telephone conference to discuss how coronavirus (Covid-19) was affecting Island transport.
The board welcomed the fact that Island public transport staff had been designated as ‘key workers’.
All the operators are developing plans to enable them to continue providing a lifeline transport service for the Island.
The operators are, however, reviewing their level of service, both because of the reduction in the level of demand and to ensure they can continue to provide a service during this difficult period.
Discussions are about to start between the ferry operators to review what further actions might need to be undertaken if the situation worsens. These discussions will take place under the auspices of the Transport Infrastructure Board.
The operators will be putting out their own announcements of their plans and services.