Stay at Home

Restrictions are in place across Scotland to help prevent spread of COVID-19. These restrictions vary by region; full advice including exemptions and definitions of "essential purposes" can be found on the Scottish Government official website.

Guidance relating to visiting places on Scotland Off the Beaten Track includes...

  • staying at home except for essential purposes
  • staying local and within your council area (exemptions apply)
  • following current rules about maximum group sizes and meeting other households

  • wearing Face coverings where mandated, and where social distancing is difficult
  • Avoiding crowded spaces
  • Cleaning your hands regularly, and reducing contact with hard or high contact surfaces
  • staying Two metres apart from anyone outside your household
  • Self isolating and booking a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Tourist attractions and accommodation are currently closed. Different restrictions apply outwith Scotland, including elsewhere in the UK, so please follow the official advice where you are.

Last updated: 6 January 2021

Stay safe

Please help us all stay safe while exploring Scotland. If your holidays or days out have been disrupted, we hope the thousands of attractions we feature online are useful for planning future trips.

Further resources

The official tourist board - VisitScotland - have produced this useful video about staying safe while travelling to or around Scotland during the pandemic:

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