NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID – 19

Mapes of Millport is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our staff, customers, local community and our vulnerable island residents. Read about the latest decisions being made by us and the actions being taken to remain safe during COVID-19.

Hence we have signed up and ran a rigorous Covid-19 risk review of the shops and have been awarded the "We're Good To Go" tick.

Mapes of Millport is currently closed until the end of March.

The Bike Shop is OPEN for all across Scotland and as far as allowed under current Covid Guidelines. We are open 7 days a week 10am until 5pm following all Covid 19 advice, we are anti viral spraying all bikes after use and quarantining until the viro-kill has dried in (usually 2 hours) this is to ensure your safety and those who come to rent. 

The Toy Shop will have to remain closed for footfall but for everything else we can offer click and collect or local delivery until the 29th of April where we will be delighted to welcome all back with open arms (figuratively speaking). 

Once open again it is important that you adhere to the following measures we have put in place.

Further precautions undertaken by Mapes of Millport | Bike & Toy Shop

Mapes of Millport | Toy Shop

Following UK Government guidelines, Mapes of Millport Toy Shop will be open on reduced hours with reduced staff from the 29th of April 2021 please remember to follow our guidelines above.

Mapes of Millport | Bike Shop:

Bike Hire:

As we move out of the 2nd lockdown we have had to make some amendments to how we work with customers to ensure you enjoy your day out safely. We will open however on reduced staff, hours and fleet of bikes.

For those wanting to travel to The Isle of Cumbrae & Millport, please follow Scottish Government guidelines at all times available at:

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Current Guidance

Stay at home

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed:

Young people aged 12 to 17 can:

We also plan to allow communal worship to restart with up to 50 people from 26 March – but this will depend on levels of the virus.

What you can and cannot do

To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, you must stay at home as much as possible. By law, in a Level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose.

There is a list of examples of reasonable excuses below. Although you can leave home for these purposes, you should stay as close to home as possible.

Shop online or use local shops and services wherever you can. Travel no further than you need to reach a safe, non-crowded place to exercise in a physically distanced way.

To minimise the risk of spread of coronavirus, it is crucial that we all avoid unnecessary travel.

Examples of reasonable excuses to go out:

Ferry:

Not a book-able service, purely turn up and board
Further information will be released:

www.calmac.co.uk | 08000665000

Valid from 12 February – 25 March 2021

Please check the service status of this route before you travel

We are operating a reduced timetable between 12 February and 25 March 2021 as a result of reduced crew availability during the COVID19 pandemic.  

Travelling in a vehicle – All vehicle drivers and passengers MUST remain in their vehicles during the duration of the crossing to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew at this time.

Check-in – Due to quick turnaround times all passengers are asked to be ready to board as soon as the vessel berths.

We are operating a turn-up and go service on this route, please:

– Plan ahead as your first choice of sailing may not always be available and wait times may be extended.

– When paying for your ticket, please do so using a contactless method. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung Pay.

Blue badge holders ONLY can now purchase tickets in advance by phoning  0800 066 5000 

If you require to be tested for Covid19 and live on an island, please request a home testing kit  or visit the local island testing facility if this is available. If you live on the mainland, please arrange to visit a local testing centre. Don’t travel on the ferry and stay at home if you feel unwell or if anyone in your household is experiencing coronavirus symptoms. 

Please ensure you take the time to read all our latest travel guidelines and safety information prior to your journey. Customers are reminded to wear a face-covering when travelling with us on the ferry, and at our port offices, unless exempt.

https://www.calmac.co.uk/largs-cumbrae-ferry-winter-timetable-12-feb-25-mar-2021

Valid from 26 March – 25 April 2021

Please check the service status of this route before you travel

Following a review of the reduced timetable due to the availability of staff and to ensure service resilience, we will be reintroducing a number of sailings on the Largs – Cumbrae route from 26 March – 25 April 2021

Travelling in a vehicle – All vehicle drivers and passengers MUST remain in their vehicles during the duration of the crossing to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew at this time.

Check-in – Due to quick turnaround times all passengers are asked to be ready to board as soon as the vessel berths.

We are operating a turn-up and go service on this route, please:

– Plan ahead as your first choice of sailing may not always be available and wait times may be extended.

– When paying for your ticket, please do so using a contactless method. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung Pay.

Blue badge holders ONLY can now purchase tickets in advance by phoning  0800 066 5000 

If you require to be tested for Covid19 and live on an island, please request a home testing kit or visit the local island testing facility if this is available. If you live on the mainland, please arrange to visit a local testing centre. Don’t travel on the ferry and stay at home if you feel unwell or if anyone in your household is experiencing coronavirus symptoms. 

Please ensure you take the time to read all our latest travel guidelines and safety information prior to your journey. Customers are reminded to wear a face-covering when travelling with us on the ferry, and at our port offices, unless exempt.

https://www.calmac.co.uk/largs-cumbrae-ferry-winter-timetable-26-mar-25-apr-2021

Busses:

Not a book-able service, purely turn up and board
Further information will be released:

01475530555

Facilities:


Further information will be released:

TOILET UPDATE….

The Cumbrae Community Development Company board are in the process of modernising many of the toilet facilities on the Island with information to follow. This does mean however we are running on reduced public toilets please check before travelling.

No Facilities available on the island currently – 20-03-2021

Fintry bay, The Ferry and Garrison House are currently closed

Crocodile Rock and the Garrison “Bomb Shelter” toilets are currently being refurbished so also closed.