There are currently restrictions on travel to and from Orkney - read our update for the latest information.
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Read the latest COVID-19 information from Orkney - last updated on 04/01/21

New stay at home lockdown measures for mainland Scotland are now in force

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.

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. Find out more via these links:

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.

NHS Orkney has a direct phone line to book a COVID-19 test. If you have a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of / change in sense of smell or taste you should self isolate immediately and call to book a test on 01856 888 211 between 0800 - 1800, seven days a week. You should not visit or call your GP, or visit the Emergency Department at The Balfour hospital.

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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