Ferry passengers are ดาวน์โหลดslotxo facing disruption due to staff shortages on a cross-Solent ferry. Red Funnel said it had been forced to cancel vehicle ferry sailings because 30% of staff were unable to work. The ferry firm said many staff were having to isolate because they had been pinged by the NHS app or had come into close contact with someone with Covid. Six sailings have been cancelled each way between Southampton and East Cowes on Wednesday and Thursday. At the moment, close contacts of people who test positive for Covid have to isolate for up to 10 days. Chief executive Fran Collins said: "Despite higher levels than normal of recruitment, currently 30% of our staff are unable to work, with many team members being contacted by the NHS Track and Trace system or self-isolating. "We sincerely apologise to both passengers and the local community." The ferry firm said it was also struggling to recruit more staff and currently had 51 unfilled roles.