Inverness and District B&B Association
Bed and Breakfast and Guest House Accommodation

Inverness, Scotland

Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs

Update 9 July 2020

Re-opening

We are now in Phase 3 of the Scottish route map for exiting lockdown and this means that all tourism businesses will be able to reopen from 15th July 2020.
Please be assured that our B&Bs will be following all the required guidelines from the Scottish Government about how to operate our accommodation services in a way which is safe for our guests and safe for us. You can book your holiday now.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our B&Bs once more!

Face coverings
Face coverings on public transport are required (see below).
From 10 July 2020, it is mandatory to wear a face covering in shops in Scotland.
Exemptions apply for children under 5 and for those for whom a covering is inappropriate due to health reasons.

Public transport
From 22 June 2020, it is mandatory to wear a face covering on all public transport (including public areas of bus/train stations and airports) and in taxis. Exemptions apply for children under 5 and for those for whom a covering is inappropriate due to health reasons (see full guidance).
Public transport is currently operating on reduced schedules and at limited capacity due to social distancing. Advance booking of trains is essential.

Arriving into the UK
From 10 July 2020, the previous requirement for 14 days quarantine (self-isolating) will no longer be required for certain countries including France, Germany and Italy. See the List of countries with exemptions from quarantine. Scotland is using the same list of countries as England - except for arrivals from Spain and Serbia who will still be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Events and attractions
Unfortunately most of the major events such as Highland Games have been cancelled for the rest of this year. Feel free to check out the 2020-2021 dates on our Events listing page.
If you are hoping to visit attractions like castles and museums, please double check when they will be re-opening and if you need to pre-book time slots so that social distancing can be well managed.
VisitScotland has a handy list which explains the various phases for exiting lockdown.

Testing
Scotland is now operating a 'Test and Protect' strategy.
For medical advice if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus, please consult the NHS website.

Please note that this information (which is for Scotland) may be different to the situation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.