Following the First Minister’s statement on Tuesday 13 April, mainland Scotland will drop to Level 3 as of Monday 26 April, allowing for unrestricted travel between the mainland and the Scottish isles, including Islay and Jura.
There had been some expectation that the islands might have been placed at Level 2, offering islanders more personal freedom, and allowing island pubs and restaurants to sell alcohol indoors. However the news has been broadly welcomed by accommodation providers.
Test prior to travel
In order to minimise the risk of Covid transmission to the Scottish isles, including Islay and Jura, and announced by Nicola Sturgeon at her briefing on Tuesday 20 April, the Scottish Government is encouraging anyone planning to visit the isles, to test for coronavirus prior to travel. continue reading..