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Find all the information you need about COVID-19 in Orkney.

Updated - 9/8/21

Orkney, just like the rest of Scotland, has moved beyond Level 0 COVID-19 restrictions, with the legal requirement for physical distancing and limits on gatherings now removed.

However, some protective measures remain in place, such as the use of face coverings indoors and on public transport, and the collection of contact details as part of Test and Protect.

If you’re planning a visit to Orkney this year, we’d really appreciate it if you could make sure you’re familiar with all current guidance on preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Read our FAQ and travel sections for more information.

The Scottish Government is also encouraging everyone visiting Scotland's islands to take two coronavirus tests before they travel.

Keep up-to-date with the COVID-19 situation locally on the NHS Orkney Facebook page. The health board has also issued guidance for anyone planning a visit to Orkney.

Use our links below to discover things to see and do, arts, crafts and food attractions and places to eat out during your time in Orkney. You can also find out more about exploring our great outdoors on our Inspiration page.

We’ve really missed sharing our beautiful islands with you, so we’re looking forward to welcoming you back.

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