Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

This page was updated on 12 April 2021. It focusses on the local provisions that are in place on the Isles of Scilly. Please click on the relevant menu link for specific topics (see above if you're browsing on a phone or on the left-hand side if you're browsing on a larger device).

The best place to find the latest information relating to the coronavirus pandemic is on the government and NHS websites:

Find the most up-to-date government guidance

Find the most up-to-date advice from the NHS

Remember, ‘Hands. Face. Space’:

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)


See our Coronavirus symptoms and testing page for everything you need to know about when and how to access a test on Scilly.

Current Restrictions 

The Prime Minister announced a national lockdown effective from 4 January 2021. On 22 February, the government released the roadmap for cautiously easing lockdown restrictions in England

In accordance with the roadmap steps, some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. Please read the guidance on the current national restrictions in full.

Contacting the Council during the coronavirus pandemic

The Council of the Isles of Scilly and Public Health Cornwall are working together to keep Scilly safe. Got a question about coronavirus on Scilly? Email us at

If you need information about a particular council service during the pandemic, please refer to that service's web pages elsewhere on the council website.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact our local enquiries team on 0300 1234 105 (option 5) or at