K & C Byrne Holidays, Isle of Colonsay

Colonsay Visitor Guidelines

Ongoing precations against COVID-19

The Colonsay community recognises the measured relaxation of the most stringent regulations, and the restoration of our links with the outside world. However, we have 36 residents who are over 70 years of age, and a further 11 who are vulnerable due to underlying medical conditions. We therefore ask for your ongoing undertsanding and co-operation. Please follow these crucial guidelines:

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: please maintain physical distancing with anyone outside your household and remember to keep well away from island residents. Please do not visit the home of an island resident unless invited. If any single resident becomes exposed to the virus, it may become a deadly threat to our most vulnerable people.

USE YOUR PHONE: please order deliveries from the shop (01951 200265), we ask all non-residents that they do not go into the shop before twelve noon. The Pantry (200325) and the Hotel (200316) are open, however bookings are advisable. The Doctor (200328) can only be seen by appointment. These, and all necessary numbers, are included in the Welcome Compendium provided in your accommodation. Each service business will issue its own operating guidelines which will be available prior to visitors' arrival.

FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: special rules may apply at public or private properties, which will be clearly displayed at the entrance. They may be regulatory (shop, restaurant, church etc.) or otherwise (e.g. Please Keep Away if a property is in self-isolation). Read the signs carefully and follow the guidelines exactly as given.

BE THOUGHTFUL: Remember to wash your hands thoroughly every time you re-enter your accommodation. Please follow local instructions as directed on signs.

To avoid doubt, all holiday homes are cleaned and sanitized to comply with government-approved protocols. These approved protocols have been made available to all householders. resident and second homes, so that nobody has any doubt as to the standards that are required to welcome occupants arriving from the mainland.

Our protocols currently meet and exceed the standards recommended by the Public Health authorities and will be modified to comply with any change.

VITAL INFORMATION: If any member of your party develops symptoms of Covid-19 whilst here or within a fortnight of departure, contact the test and trace number 08000 282816 and please URGENTLY telephone 01951 200328, email your host and/or telephone 111 (follow Scottish Government guidelines).


Kevin and Christa Byrne, Homefield House , Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YR

Email: byrne@colonsay.eu or Phone 01951 200320 (International +44 1951 200320)