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Coronavirus COVID-19

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

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 need your help to do this.

What we are asking you to do


Please adhere to the advice given.

As of Sunday 22nd March, the Scottish Government has announced that ferry companies will no longer be carrying non-essential travellers to the islands.

In addition, to ensure that the island remains as infection free for as long as possible, a Notice to Mariners will be issued to advise that Canna Harbour is closed to all vessels apart from the CalMac ferry and emergency services. 

Canna harbour will be manned during the hours of daylight to prevent vessels berthing or landing passengers, including yachts.



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

  • The island's community shop will be closed from Tuesday 24th March


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 when all this has passed. 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.