Coronavirus COVID-19 Prevention in Mull
Travel to Mull
From 5th June 2021 Mull is at Protection Level Zero in Scotland.
Under current government rules, you should not travel to Mull if:
- anyone in your household begins to develop COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive or is required to self-isolate at home
- there are any travel restrictions in place for leaving your home area, for entering Scotland or for the Isle of Mull.
Travel advice and restrictions
See current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on travel and transport. Populations on Scottish islands like Mull are more vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission due to the very low number of cases to date. The current recommendation, with voluntary compliance, is for anyone intending to travel to a Scottish island to take two COVID-19 lateral flow tests, one three days before travel and the second on the day of departure. Free home test kits can be ordered online here (Scotland). Visitors from England or other parts of the UK can access tests from their own NHS.
If you're going to be unable to make the journey to Mull for a booked stay because of evident national or local travel restrictions, we always offer you either a full refund or a change of dates. The full refund policy does not apply if you are unable to travel because of individual quarantine, self-isolation or testing reasons - in these cases our standard cancellation policy applies and you should rely on separate holiday or travel insurance to cover cancellation costs.
As responsible self catering providers, we have always co-operated with government travel restrictions. It's your responsibility to ensure you stay within the law, however we do review any current travel restrictions one week before your stay and reserve the right to cancel (or arrange to postpone) your stay at that point if we believe you will be in breach of them. We have a fragile island community to protect.
Read the latest CalMac COVID-19 updates and see some Frequently Asked Questions about the current service. Watch a video on safer travel with CalMac and read more about preparing to travel. CalMac ferries are constrained in capacity due to physical distancing requirements. As ferries are public transport, face coverings are currently mandatory on vessels and in port offices, unless you have a medical exemption.Please be a responsible visitor to the island:
Cleaning and hygiene
We want you to be fully confident that you'll arrive in a holiday property that's thoroughly clean, and disinfected for your peace of mind. Cleaning and disinfecting products will be available at Back Brae Lodge during your stay, so you can maintain hygiene.
As a responsible self catering host and member of the Association of Scotland's Self Caterers, we've followed the ASSC's industry-leading measures for restarting safely and implemented their Enhanced Cleaning Protocols as well as preparing our own risk assessment. We've also signed up to VisitScotland's Good To Go certification for visitor accommodation and committed to Airbnb's Enhanced Cleaning Protocol.
You should find that most Mull visitor businesses are ready to receive you, outdoor activities are on offer, wildlife is thriving and there are plenty of things to do - unless you're putting your feet up in the house with a movie!
Eating out and eating in
You may want to bring supplies for catering for yourselves at Back Brae Lodge, in case restaurants and takeaways have limited capacity. There may be queues at the nearby Co-Op at the busiest times, due to social distancing requirements. Remember your face covering for enclosed public spaces.
See restaurants, cafes and food shops on nearby Main Street.