Covid-19 Update

Date published: 20 April 2021

Covid-19 Update

Scottish Government

Latest Scottish Government Guidance Here 

Leisure Sailing

Refer to Royal Yachting Association Return to Boating Guidance Here

Commercial operators of charter and cruise vessels to a maximum of 12 passengers

Sail Scotland has submitted a detailed set of Guidance notes to the Scottish Government for their consideration. As of the announcements of 20th April there remains no guidance notes or direction from the Scottish Government relating to commercial overnighting on vessels licensed to operate with 12 or less passengers.

Until such guidance is approved by the Scottish Government commercial operators should undertake activities within general guidance of; household and extended bubbles, outdoor and indoor meetings, physical distancing and overnighting or under hospitality guidance. For example, so allowing a family bubble to undertake day sail and overnighting charter.

Any instance of commercial activity must be supported by a valid and robust risk assessment prior to any voyage. Voyages must at all times comply with the general guidance or meet hospitality guidance. 

If you have any questions, please direct them to Sail Scotland CEO Alan Rankin

Sail Scotland