The Isle of Wight Council has announced that the Floating Bridge will be out of action for 12 hours tomorrow (Wednesday) as a result of staff catching COVID-19.
Despite there being no legal reasons for staff to take time off work, a number of positive tests over the past few days means that there are not enough team members to operate the East Cowes to Cowes service.
The council says it will continue to maintain the scheduled hours of operation with the exception that the service will be suspended from 08:00 to 20:00 tomorrow.
The local authority is taking advantage of the unforeseen suspension to undertake preventative maintenance which was originally scheduled for the evenings of 4th, 5th and 6th July and will seek to complete these works in their entirety tomorrow instead.
A launch service will be in operation for foot passengers and cyclists.
The Isle of Wight Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
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