1. ITV Report

Sark and Herm closed to visitors

Sailings to Sark have been halted until further notice Credit: ITV Channel TV

People will not be able to access Sark or Herm from today.

All passenger sailings to and from the islands have been suspended until further notice.

In a post on their website, ferry company Sark Shipping stated: 'All passenger sailings to and from Sark will be temporarily suspended'.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause passengers. Thank you for your understanding during these testing times.

– The Sark Shipping Company Ltd

Herm Island has also put out this statement:

All sailings will be postponed, and we respectfully ask that no boaters visit the island until restrictions have been lifted.

We are extremely mindful that, even with social distancing measures, visitors will be put at further risk by being in close contact with one another and your health and safety is our primary concern.

We are sure you will appreciate that it is almost impossible to run a hospitality business of our nature and to operate ferries between Herm and Guernsey with guaranteed safety in these unprecedented circumstances.

– Craig Senior, CEO of Herm Island

If people have reservations up to 30 April, they are asked to contact their travel insurers and

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