There are currently restrictions on travel to and from Orkney - read our update for the latest information.
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Find all the information you need about COVID-19 in Orkney.

New stay at home lockdown measures for mainland Scotland are now in force, with Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles remaining under Level Three restrictions for now.

This means travel between Orkney and other parts of Scotland/the UK is not permitted, unless for certain essential purposes.

Full details of the new measures can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Other parts of the UK are subject to their own restrictions, so please ensure you follow the rules relevant to your area.

The new measures introduced in Scotland will impact on transport links, so please check with travel operators if you do have to make an essential journey to or from Orkney.

If you are making an essential journey to our islands, then please ensure you familiarise yourself with the latest Scottish Government and NHS Scotland guidelines relating to COVID-19 before travelling.

Remember, not all sites and attractions are open, and many bars, restaurants and cafes are operating under Level Three restrictions too.

By following official guidance, you’re playing your part in helping keep our community safe and we very much look forward to welcoming you to Orkney when national lockdown measures are relaxed and travel restrictions eased.

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