Coronavirus COVID-19

The Isle of Canna’s community response to COVID-19

(July 3rd)

The Isle of Canna has a small, fragile community of 19 people. However, our island location and small population do not provide a haven from infection and we are not immune to the coronavirus COVID-19.

Our community includes elderly and vulnerable people. We are working together as a community to help them stay healthy, at home here on Canna.

We continue to need your help to do this.

For this reason, whilst yachts are welcome to moor in Canna harbour, we are asking visitors not to come ashore at this time. This is in line with Scottish Government guidelines.


Paying for moorings: if you are using one of the community moorings, payment of £15.00 per night should be made via by Paypal – address ‘theisleofcanna@gmail’

What we are asking you to do


Please adhere to the advice given.

As of Friday 3rd July, the Scottish Government issued fresh guidelines to the nation as we entered Phase 2 of the Covid-19 Route Map. 

Ferry companies continue to operate a restricted service, prioritising only essential travellers to the islands, until at least 14 July.

In addition, to ensure that the island remains infection free for as long as possible, our Harbour Emergency Plan has been updated to reflect the current government advice. Please visit the Canna Harbour Facebook page for updates on mooring in Canna Harbour



What we are doing

Anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19, however mild, will self-isolate at home for 7 days.  Anyone living with someone who has a cough or temperature will stay at home for 14 days

We are practicing social distancing by

  • Working from home

  • Cancelling all public events until further notice

  • Using telephone or online methods for GP and other health consultations


We are also

  • Keeping in touch by phone, email, or online chats

  • Keeping at least 2 metres apart if we do have to meet face to face

  • Getting outside as much as possible

  • Being good neighbours, supportive friends and staying positive


Visitors to our island bring many benefits to Canna and we’re very grateful for your support.  We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Canna once it is safe to do so. Until then, follow advice, stay well and look after each other. Just like we’re trying to do.

If the situation or advice changes, we will update this information.

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