COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

24th March

The Authority continues to operate a 24/7 service, working to all current advice and guidance. Our business premises are open to the public and we continue to encourage hybrid working and online meetings where suitable.

Visitors to our premises must continue to wear face masks or coverings indoors and communal areas. This requirement will be reviewed by Government again on 29 March.

All harbour users and visitors are expected to comply with guidance on Coronavirus in Scotland.

Visiting yachts or arriving from abroad

Scotland’s travel rules for people arriving from abroad ended at 4am on Friday 18 March. If you are arriving in Scotland after this time, no COVID-19 travel rules apply.

Visitors no longer be required to complete Passenger Locator Forms under the new change.

Please refer to more detailed arrival information on our Preparing for your visit page.


Cruise guidance issued by Public Health Scotland has been removed as from Monday 21 March 2022.

This means, apart from the usual Medical Health Declaration (MHD) prior to arrival, there will be no restrictions or enforced procedures on Cruise Ships or Cruise Passengers entering Scotland.

Domestic and International cruising is permitted following relevant government guidance.

Vessel arrivals

Any vessel arriving from a foreign port must provide a Declaration to the local Port Health Authority:

Notice to Mariners – Maritime Declaration of Health, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If a ship declares crew and/or passengers are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, an assessment of the situation will be done by Port Health Authority and if necessary, quarantine measures implemented. The Port Health Authority, NHS Shetland and Shetland Islands Council Emergency Planning and Resilience Service will take the necessary action to mitigate any risk to public health.


Any contractors or third parties engaged by the Authority require to demonstrate that they have robust COVID-19 control measures in place and that all work is planned to minimise risk.

General advice and guidance:

Coronavirus in Scotland

Information about visiting Shetland

Serco NorthLink Ferries Updates

NHS Inform Health Advice