Bridge at the Ness Islands, Inverness

Inverness B&B Accommodation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs

Update 3 August 2020

Covid update: see our Latest News page for what's open


We are now in Phase 3 of the Scottish route map for exiting lockdown and this means that all tourism businesses could re-open 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!

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 check when they are open and if you need to pre-book time slots so that social distancing can be well managed (see our guide to what's open in and around Inverness).

Face coverings
It is mandatory in Scotland to wear a face covering in shops and enclosed areas such as museums (but not pubs, cafes and restaurants).
Face coverings on public transport are also required (see below).
Exemptions apply for children under 5 and for those for whom a covering is inappropriate due to health reasons.

Public transport
It is mandatory to wear a face covering on all public transport in Scotland (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 at limited capacity due to social distancing. Advance booking of trains is essential.

Arriving into the UK
See Scotland's List of 'travel corridor' countries which have exemptions from 14-day quarantine (self-isolating). If you are travelling to Scotland from countries not on this list, please be aware that you would be required to self-isolate in one location for 14 days.
For additional info, see the VisitScotland Travel to Scotland FAQ.

VisitScotland has a handy list which explains the various phases for exiting lockdown.

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.