Covid-19 Updates

Covid19 Updates

As at 07th October 2020

The First Minister has announced new measures focussed on the hospitality sector.
The following exemptions apply in Moray, with stricter measures in the central belt.
📆 From 6pm on Friday 9 October until Monday 26 October:
🍺 Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes can only operate indoors from 6am - 6pm for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
🏨 Hotel restaurants can operate past 6pm but only for guests and cannot serve alcohol.
👰 There is an exemption to this for life events, such as wedding receptions that are already booked and funerals.
☀️ Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes can continue to serve alcohol outdoors up to 10pm.
😷 Face coverings to be made mandatory in indoor communal settings, such as staff canteens and work corridors.
↔️ Shops and supermarkets to return to 2m distancing and one-way systems.
❌ No travel restrictions and pre-booked trips do not have to be cancelled, but you should not travel to the following five health boards with additional measures:
▪️Greater Glasgow & Clyde
▪️Ayrshire & Arran
▪️Forth Valley

As at 23rd September

From Wednesday 23rd September the Scottish Government has introduced further measures to try and limit the spread of coronavirus. The new restrictions mean that people from different households will no longer be able to meet indoors. 

From Friday 25 September, people from more than one household (or extended household) must not stay in self-catered accommodation together while the current restrictions on indoor private gatherings are in place.

For further information please see:

As at 14 September 2020

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦From Monday 14th September in Scotland the limit for groups meeting indoors or outdoors will be a maximum of 6 from 2 different households. Children under 12 are exempt from the overall maximum number but the number of households should not exceed 2.
These changes are a legal requirement and all individuals should follow the rules.
🦠 The UK Government has also introduced advice if you are planning on going on holiday FROM an area which is currently under enhanced COVID-19 restrictions. In this case you can stay in self contained holiday accommodation but only with members of your own household or support bubble.

As at 13 August 2020

From Friday (14 August), it will be mandatory for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants and other indoor hospitality venues to collect customer details to allow contact tracing.

Moray Speyside Check & Protect is a FREE application which allows businesses to securely check in their customers and collect data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government Test & Protect Programme.

As at 05 August 2020

The Scottish Government has today reintroduced extra lockdown measures in the City of Aberdeen for a period of 7 days in response to a cluster of Covid cases. This does not affect us in Moray however the advice is not to visit Aberdeen for the time being. We will continue to monitor the situation and update if necessary. 

UPDATE: These extra measures have now been extended to 19th August and will be reviewed then

As at 04 July 2020.

We are delighted that in line with Scottish Government guidelines we are now able to reopen. We have all industry standard cleaning protocols in place to make guests stays as safe as possible. The temporary amendment to our booking conditions will be left in place until the end of August after which our standard booking terms & conditions will apply.


I’m due to arrive at a property in the next few weeks, can I get a refund?

For bookings starting after 1st July 2020, our standard terms and conditions apply regarding refunds. 

I'm due to pay my final balance what should I do?

For holidays due to commence from 1st July to 31st August - If you are due to pay your final balance we will extend the due date to 2 weeks prior to your arrival date. We will email guests who this change applies to with further information.

For holidays due to commence after 31st August - We hope that you will be able to go on holiday as normal during this time. However, we are continuing to monitor government guidance and will review our policies in line with this at least every 3 weeks.

If the government impose travel restrictions for the period you wish to go on holiday, we will work to get to a suitable resolution at the right time.

Where can I receive more information about coronavirus?
We would advise you to check the Scottish Government website for the most up to date information.

Daily updates on the situation in Scotland are published daily at 2pm at: