Welcome to our ‘new normal’

With many of our shops, outdoor activities and kid’s playgrounds open now, we’re becoming more accustomed to our ‘new normal’.

This Friday (3 July) will see the easing of travel restrictions and the welcoming of overnight guests to some self-catering accommodation in the area.

And from Monday 6 July we can all enjoy outdoor hospitality, including cafés and beer gardens. Midges and weather allowing…

It’s a strange new normal for us all. With its social distancing, face coverings, cough etiquette and increased hand hygiene.

Though the experience of visiting your favourite local shop or activity may have changed in-line with the regulations. A warm Highland welcome awaits when you arrive.

Businesses who have opened have been through all the required risk assessments, written new protocols, positioned the appropriate signage and purchased cupboards-full of new cleaning products to meet the regulations.

Other businesses are making their preparations to welcome visitors back safely when they are ready and able to do so.

These businesses are members of the community and may themselves be nervous about opening and receiving guests or customers at first. Please be kind.

Concern remains for the continuing health and safety of our local communities when we start welcoming visitors back safely. In response to this Discover Glencoe has compiled and published a ‘Visitors Charter’.

We hope the Visitors Charter will provide an easily accessible reminder of the Scottish guidelines for Covid-19 containment to keep us all safe and well. The charter is available on our website Covid-19 pages.

Looking to the future, a provisional date of 15 July has been set for when all tourism businesses may be able to resume operations.

Hopefully, if it’s safe to do so and with everyone observing the guidelines, from 15 July locals and visitors will be able to enjoy the area more fully again. Visitors will be able to book a stay at any type of holiday accommodation. And we will all be able to eat out at and get a haircut!

For information as the recovery phases develop visit: discoverglencoe.scot/covid-19


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