Corona virus policy

COVID-19 update 05.08.21




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Changes in Restrictions


First Minister's statement:


• Almost all of Scotland's remaining Covid-19 restrictions are to end from 9 August.


• Social distancing will be dropped in most settings, meaning more capacity in pubs and restaurants and larger crowds at sporting events and concerts. Hospitality and indoor venues will still need to collect the contact details of customers


• The wearing of face coverings in some public spaces will continue.


• Travel restrictions may be used as required to control outbreaks


The Pandemic is not over and the Autumn and Winter may bring challenges. The success of the vaccine program, and the efforts and sacrifices of so many have enabled these changes.



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.




Insurance companies are now covering holidays with regard to Covid 19 it is advisable to take out travel insurance even when travelling in the UK.



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 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


















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