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Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has put in place revised travel restrictions for the Rathlin ferry to support the Rathlin Island community during the Covid-19 recovery period.

From tomorrow the ferry operator will provide for essential travel only in line with the Health Protection Coronavirus Regulations and subsequent amendments.

At this stage tourists are not permitted to travel to the island on the ferry under any circumstances.

Ms Mallon said: "The decision to maintain restrictions on the ferry is not one which I have taken lightly, but one that I am taking with the health and wellbeing of the islanders in mind and in consultation with them.

"In normal circumstances Rathlin Island would be a major tourist attraction at this time of year, however it is vitally important that for now tourists do not visit the island.

"We must continue to listen to the advice and guidance."

Belfast Telegraph