COVID-19 GUIDELINES for Wildlife, Adventure and Activity Operators in Scotland

SECTOR GUIDELINES updated 21st May 2021
to now include Day Boat Tourism Operator Guidance and Overnight Boating and Small Cruising Guidance 

Wild Scotland has produced guidelines to support and signpost operators and businesses in the Wildlife, Adventure and Activity Tourism Sector in Scotland, to websites and other information pools to provide them with generic guidelines and advice relating to COVID-19 to ensure they operate safely and securely for the benefit of themselves, their staff, their visitors and the wider public. The guidance includes information relating to each activity and a link to the appropriate NGB for clear guidance. 

The suggestions are not meant to be definitive or finite, they are there to aid everyone to make sensible decisions within their own operations.


  • We would like to remind operators that the physical distancing rule of 2 metres applies for indoor and outdoor activities unless for transporting guests to/ from activities where 1 metre is allowed.  Day trip boat operators may also operate with 1 metre physical distancing. Day trip boat operators and activity providers using transport for guests please follow: Guidance for Transport Operators.
  • When guests are mixing under 2 metres whether indoors or outdoors, in a vehicle or vessel – face masks must be warn at ALL TIMES.
  • All other activity specific guidance including further exemptions to the 2 metre rule can be found within the Wild Scotland COVID-19 Guidelines here.



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