Visiting Dornoch during Covid-19
Is it safe to go to Dornoch? Is Dornoch open for business? These are some of the many questions we have been asked through our Visit Dornoch Facebook Page and the answer is a big YES. Dornoch is open for business and you can Dine, Dream and Discover safely in Dornoch, so why not visit us this winter?
As a small town in the Highlands of Scotland where tourism is our main business, we take our responsibility very seriously to keep our visitors, our community and our staff safe. We spent a lot of time in lockdown learning about the cleaning protocols and carrying out risk assessments to make sure we were ready to welcome self-catering visitors on 3rd July and then to open all hospitality as regulations allowed.
We worked with our community to understand their concerns and developed the Dornoch Visitor Charter 2020 and businesses signed up for the ‘We’re Good to Go’ quality assurance scheme launched in June – look out for the sign
We support the Scottish Government’s FACTS
Face covering must be worn in shops, and when moving around in cafes and restaurants
Avoid crowded places – come back later when there is no queue – book a table ahead of your visit!
Clean hands and surfaces regularly – use the hand sanitiser provided by all businesses
Two metres is the social distancing rule
Self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID 19 symptoms
When visiting Dornoch you may find some shops have a limit to how many can enter at one time, others may have markers on the floor to help show you how much distance to keep. It is the little things that go a long way, and this is something that all of our businesses have got behind to ensure visitors, staff and locals feel safe at all times. You are always assured of a warm (but socially distanced) welcome!
Visit Dornoch are proud ambassadors for the new test and protect app from the Scottish Government. We are encouraging everyone to simply download the Protect Scotland app and join us as we try to keep everyone safe on their staycation. It takes two minutes and all you have to do is have the app on your phone, the Bluetooth does the rest for you and you will be notified if you have come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days.
Visit Dornoch are taking all steps to ensure everyone is as safe as possible. We are open for business and visitors are very welcome. We understand it is a little different, but we are confident you will have the best time when discovering Dornoch – we look forward to sharing our wide open spaces and historic Highland town with you – so start planning your trip today!
Please keep up to date with the most recent covid advice on the Scottish Government website before you travel: www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland
*There is also a list of the high risk areas from which you are advised not to travel here.*