Updated 16th April
There is now clear guidance from the Scottish Government instructing all visitors to avoid travelling to Shetland. This was issued by VisitScotland on Saturday 21st March and underlined by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon in her briefing of Sunday 22nd March:
On Thursday 16th April the lockdown measures were extended for period of three more weeks at least. Nicola Sturgeon's briefing can be read here
Northlink ferries have been instructed by the government only to carry freight, islanders and those with genuine essential reasons to travel.
Loganair are operating an essential only service. Travel before 4 May is limited to those who have an essential need to travel to Shetland as part of employment in a critical role, and for island residents who have an essential need to travel to or from the mainland.
In line with government guidance, attractions have closed their doors, along with restaurants, bars and cafes. Shops and supermarkets face the same supply pressures as elsewhere.
If you have a booking please contact your accommodation provider or tour operator as soon as possible to discuss the situation with them. Many businesses are helping people to move their bookings to later in the year, or into 2021 where that is not possible.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our beautiful islands with open arms when we get to the other side.