Throughout the lockdown, islanders have endeavoured to support each other and of course to stay safe. Many residents have been helping their neighbours with shopping and picking up prescriptions. Island families took part in a collective creative project to paint a giant slate rainbow and place it on a hill at the north of the island, in solidarity with our mainland neighbours and all keyworkers, as well as giving children something to spot on their daily walks. Thanks to the Corra Foundation Community Wellbeing Fund, IKDT were able to support island producers and provide hampers of local produce to island residents. For more details and photos, please see our Projects page for further information.
As lockdown restrictions ease, some island businesses are opening up again while others remain closed for the foreseeable. The Isle of Kerrera Development Trust has issued the following:
NOTICE FOR VISITORS TO KERRERA
As a small island community we have managed to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic and we hope to be able to continue this as we move out of lockdown. For this we need your help and understanding. If we can bring the following to your attention it will help us all, residents and visitors alike, going forward.
Residents who are returning to the island from the mainland would be very grateful if you would show your understanding and allow them priority boarding if there are large numbers of people waiting. In many cases parents with infants or the elderly will be coming back and it makes life very difficult if they face a long queue just to come home.
There are currently no public facilities or toilets open on the island. Can we ask you please to be as fastidious regarding the hygiene and cleanliness of the island as you would be in your own surroundings. If you do visit, please take all your rubbish off the island. The bins at the ferry are the domestic bins for the community and at present we do not have the capacity to cope with any extra refuse.
Please respect social distancing guidance at all times.
Leave gates as you find them and use hand sanitiser when opening and closing.
Stick to the paths and tracks. Getting help to someone lost is all the more difficult under these circumstances!