COVID-19 update: as at 22nd April 2021
Our telephone lines are extremely busy at the moment. So that we can assist customers efficiently, we are trying to prioritise customers with imminent bookings for May.
Scottish Government Latest
Following the Scottish Government announcement on Tuesday 20th April there will be significant easing of restrictions from 26th April. The below is taken from Scot Gov website:
Unrestricted travel within Scotland, England and Wales (subject to other local restrictions in place)
All shops, stores and close contact services can open hospitality venues like cafes, pubs and restaurants can open until:
20:00 indoors (no alcohol)
local licensing laws apply outdoors (alcohol permitted)
Tourist accommodation to reopen (self-catering accommodation to be restricted in line with rules on indoor gathering)
The Scottish Government has advised everyone in Scotland to take regular Lateral Flow tests when travelling to the Scottish Islands. A free home test kit can be ordered online. The Scottish Government has confirmed that whilst testing is not mandatory, travellers are asked to take two Covid-19 lateral flow tests; the first three days before travel and the second on the day of departure. Visitors travelling from England or other parts of the UK can access regular Lateral Flow tests from their own NHS.
Accommodation providers in particular may wish to request that their guests take regular Lateral Flow tests before they travel due to the fact that the populations on Scottish Islands are more vulnerable to Covid-19 transmission due to the previous low number of cases.
From 26th April: Guests staying in self-catering properties in Scotland should be from one household only or an extended household/bubble (a single adult can form a ‘bubble’ with another household etc).
From 17th May: A maximum of four adults from two households. Children under the age of 12 are not included in these numbers.
From early June: A maximum of 6 adults from 3 households. Children under the age of 12 are not included in these numbers.
Mull and Iona Visitor Charter
Published by Visit Mull and Iona
We would like to share our 2021 Visitor Charter, which details current guidance and provides a checklist to Plan Ahead, Be Prepared and Protect Each Other. We would encourage you to share by linking to https://visitmullandiona.co.uk/guides/visitor-charter/ as we will be keeping the charter up to date as guidance and regulations change. We also have a more general COVID-19 related visitor page https://visitmullandiona.co.uk/guides/covid-19/
Island Holiday Cottages Covid policy
"If there are travel restrictions in place in the area you live due to Covid 19 or there
are travel restrictions here on the islands due to Covid 19 for your date of arrival we
will offer a free transfer to a later available date or a full refund less £20 booking fee".
If you would like to cancel or transfer your booking before restrictions are in place
normal terms and conditions apply ie deposits are non-refundable and balances/full
payments may be part refundable if we can relet the week. We are happy to transfer
bookings to a later available date (£20 admin fee applies)
Government regulations on COVID-19 change frequently.
Before you travel, please ensure you have checked and understood the relevant regulations applicable to you, your location, your destination and the make-up of your party as it is your responsibility to comply.