Updated at 11:30 to show further cancellations

More passenger services between the UK and France are being suspended by Brittany Ferries due to the coronavirus crisis.

Poole-Cherbourg, Portsmouth-St Malo and Plymouth-Roscoff will be suspended until at least March 23.

Sailings between Portsmouth and Caen by the ferries Mont St Michel and Normandie will are also affected.

The last departure on Normandie from Portsmouth to Caen will be 08.15 on March 19 and the service will be suspended until at least March 26.

The last passenger service on Mont St Michel will be 14.45 on March 19, and it will then operate a freight-only service.

Ships on routes between the UK and Spain are also affected.

The last passenger service on Connemara from Bilbao to Portsmouth will depart at 17.15 on March 18, and it will then depart Le Harve for Portsmouth on March 20, before operating a freight-only service.

The last passenger service on Cap Finistere will leave Santander on March 21 and then switch to freight-only.

The action is being taken in response to changing government policy in France, Spain and Ireland “and to protect all passengers and crewmembers at this difficult time”.

The company previously announced the withdrawal of numerous ships until at least April 9.

A spokesperson said: “Brittany Ferries very much regrets the effect that this ongoing disruption will have on customers.

“Directors will continue to monitor the situation with a view to resuming normal service as soon as the situation allows.

“We respectfully ask all customers who are not booked to travel within the next two weeks to delay contacting our customer call centres.

“In addition, normal two-way interaction via social media may not be possible due to the volume of enquiries and availability of staff.

“Brittany Ferries apologises in advance for delays in usual response times.”