Coronavirus: Essential travel only - Restrictions and advice
Public transport information
Last updated on 05/01/21
If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book a test through NHS Inform.
From Tuesday 5th January, you should only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse. This applies across mainland Scotland.
Travelling outside any council area is not permitted (limited exceptions apply).
Some islands remain under the Level 3 Protection Level.
Visit the Scottish Government website for more detailed information.
Using public transport services:
Public transport should be used for essential journeys only. More information.
When travelling on public transport, you must wear a face covering. (some exemptions apply).
Please keep a safe distance from others, and use contactless or mobile payments wherever possible.
Further guidance on safely using public transport is available on the Transport Scotland website.
Please click or touch on any red warning icons () shown when using the journey planner for details of changes to journeys.
Rail, Bus, Coach, Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams updates
The Traveline Scotland journey planner can be used as normal, with any details of changes to journeys shown via any red warning icons () shown on your journey results page.
For information about changes to services, please check with your ferry operator below:
Revised winter timetables are now operating. Please check the operator's website for ferry times.
You can also check CalMac service status for the latest route-by-route information.
Service updates can also be found on @CalMac_Updates Twitter.
Please see NorthLink's ferry timetables currently in operation.
See Operational News for the latest information, or call 0845 6000 449.
You can also find service updates on @NLFerries Twitter.
From Sunday 3 January 2021, a restricted timetable is operating for inter-island ferry services. All travel must be booked online or through the Shetland Ferries booking office.
Please see more information on the operator's website.
Winter/spring timetables are now opearing. See more information on the operator's website.
An altered timetable is currently operating. More information.
You can also find service updates on the operator's Travel News page.
See the StenaLine Ferrycheck website for information on Cairnryan-Belfast sailings.
You can also find service updates on @StenaLineUKIE Twitter.
Please check travel news for information on Cairnryan-Larne sailings, or call 01304 448866.
You can also find service updates on @POferriesupdate.
See the Service Status page for updates on the Gourock-Dunoon ferry route.
You can also find service updates on @Western_Ferries Twitter.
Other ferry operators
See our ferry operators page for Useful Links and contact details.
Airline and Airport updates
See Loganair customer information regarding coronavirus restrictions in the West of Scotland.
Other airlines: Please check with your airline
See our airlines and airports page for useful links and contact details.
The following operators have published customer advice about travelling during the coronavirus outbreak:
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