It’s important that you keep following the rules on travel, meeting other households, physical distancing and hygiene.
Exercising Rights of Access Responsibly
Please continue to exercise rights of access responsibly under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 during the COVID-19 emergency.
Respect the health and safety of farmers and others working on the land – please follow reasonable requests and signs to avoid farmyards, fields with livestock and other busy working areas. Try to avoid touching surfaces and if possible plan a route that avoids gates.
It's important people walking dogs act responsibly, take notice of signs and keep dogs under control – put them on a lead or keep them close at heel and don't let them approach other people/livestock.
Land managers should continue to respect access rights which are very important at this difficult time.
This is a temporary situation. It isn't about restricting rights, but part of the effort to prevent COVID19 deaths
National Nature Reserves
On our nature reserves, car parks and facilities are open. Visitor centres may be closed.
When you are using our NNRs, please follow physical distancing guidelines.
Take a virtual tour of our NNRs with our podcast series.
Accessing local greenspaces
In level 4 areas, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose, which includes local outdoor recreation, sport or exercise. Government guidance allows a range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, horse riding, water sports and golf, either alone or with members of the same household. Up to two people from two separate households can also meet outdoors for sport, exercise or social interaction (in level 3 areas, the maximum group size is six people from two separate households).
Scottish Government has published Safer Public Spaces for Scotland: Urban Centres and Green Space for owners and operators of public spaces. The guidance document focuses on design principles for safer urban centres and greenspaces in Scotland during the coronavirus crisis.
Find out more
NHS Scotland Test and Protect
NHS Scotland Protect Scotland App
Our National Nature Reserves - visiting and volunteering for each reserve