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:

  1. Only one household/social bubble is permitted per walk
  2. In order to comfortably maintain social distancing, the maximum group number has been reduced to 6 people
  3. Advance booking and payment is essential. Payments must be made in advance of your walk either by BACS or credit/debit card via Square
  4. Additional Covid-19 health questions will be asked at the time of booking
  5. If a refund is due to be paid, this could take up to 7 days to be processed
  6. 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
  7. Wild Orkney Walks reserves the right to cancel walk bookings if Coronavirus is a concern
  8. Social distancing guidelines MUST be adhered to as instructed by your walk leader, and as per the Scottish Government guidelines
  9. Sharing of optical equipment is not permitted, clients must bring their own
  10. Hand sanitiser will be provided for use by the walk leader and clients
  11. Face masks will be offered for use by clients but are optional
  12. If First Aid is required, the walk leader may need other members of the party to assist/apply First Aid
  13. Wild Orkney Walks has downloaded the Protect Scotland App and will have it activated during walks
  14. A Covid-19 risk assessment has been completed and is printed out for clients to view