As of Monday 17th May, Orkney has now moved in to Level 0, find out what this means here.
The Scottish Government has recommended pre-departure testing before travelling to all Scottish islands. The first test should be taken three days before travel to an island and the second on the day of departure. Please note this is a recommendation and is not mandatory.
Wild Orkney Walks Guidelines
We want you to stay safe whilst enjoying a wildlife walk with us, so we have put together some new procedures to help you and to protect us:
- In order to comfortably maintain social distancing, the maximum group number has been reduced to 6 people.
- We are now taking bookings for mixed group walks again but we are also happy to offer walks for one household/social bubble if you prefer.
- Advance booking is essential by phone or email.
- Advance payment is preferred either by BACS or credit/debit card via Square, but we can also take cash on the day if advance payment is not possible.
- Additional Covid-19 health questions may be asked at the time of booking
- If a refund is due to be paid, this could take up to 7 days to be processed
- If you and/or a member of your household has symptoms, been in contact with another person with symptoms, or tested positive for Coronavirus after the time of booking, you must inform Wild Orkney Walks as soon as possible
- Wild Orkney Walks reserves the right to cancel walk bookings if Coronavirus is a concern
- The sharing of optical equipment is not permitted, clients must bring their own
- Hand sanitiser will be provided for use by the walk leader and clients
- If First Aid is required, the walk leader may need other members of the party to assist/apply First Aid
- Wild Orkney Walks has downloaded the Protect Scotland App and will have it activated during walks
- A Covid-19 risk assessment has been completed and is printed out for clients to view