Coming to St Agnes this season?
As you would expect, there are some changes to how things on the island will operate this season due to COVID19. The islanders are doing their best to provide a great service, while keeping both the community and visitors safe:
St Agnes Boating are running trips between the islands. As with all public transport, face coverings must be worn on board. More details can be found in the attached document. Boating info can be found on www.stagnesboating.co.uk
St Agnes PO Stores are operating a ‘Click & Collect’ style service for all your groceries. There is a comprehensive stock list available. Please browse the list and place your orders via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to arrival and/or during your stay. The shop will call you when your order is ready to collect. Payments should be made by card only please. The shop will be closed so you won’t be able to go in and shop in person this year
Coastguards Café will be offering takeaways only with an option of home delivery for those who would prefer. Where available, you can sit outside in their garden to eat your takeaway.
Turks Head Pub will be open for food and drink and be offering takeaway food and a delivery service.
St Agnes Watersports will be open for activities. Please see their website for details: www.stagneswatersports.co.uk
Covean Tea Gardens will be offering takeaway pizza fortnightly (pre-order) but the tea garden will be closed.
Island producers are still making lovely food and drink on the island, available to order from St Agnes PO stores, including Little Island Chocolate Co, Westward Farm Gin, L’eggs eggs & Tamarisk Farm veg. Troytown Farm produce is available from our shop as usual.
The Island Hall will be closed to visitors this season.
Pot Buoys Gallery will be closed for the season. The gallery is selling local art and gifts directly from their new website www.potbuoysgallery.co.uk
High Tide Restaurant will be closed this season.
Extra Safety Measures For Your Stay during the COVID19 Pandemic
We have completed risk assessments and contingency plans for all areas of our business. Information about the key changes we have implemented in our accommodation will be sent you in in advance of your stay. There will be a reduced number of campers on the campsite, we have implemented enhanced cleaning processes according to industry guidelines for COVID secure accommodation.
Troytown Farm Shop will be open for ice creams and farm produce, with safety measures for protection of staff and customers. We are accepting contactless payments.
The islands have several elderly or vulnerable residents, and so far there have been no known cases of COVID19 in Scilly. Re-opening to visitors has the potential to introduce infection to Scilly, so please ensure you respect and protect the local community by strictly adhering to social distancing rules, going above and beyond where you can, and continue to wash your hands frequently.
What to do if you have symptoms of COVID19 while you are here
- Stay in your accommodation (self-isolate) – do not go out or have visitors. Anyone sharing your accommodation must also self-isolate.
- Get a test – request a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms. Call NHS 111 or https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
- Call Laura & Sam and let them know – 01720 422360. We will be able to explain what happens next.
- Isolate at home - There are special systems in place to safely transport visitors back to the mainland at no extra cost.
Need more information?
More detailed information about your stay and COVID will be given to you on arrival.
Further information for visitors to Scilly has been released by IOS Council. https://www.visitislesofscilly.com/dbimgs/FAQs%20for%20Visitors%20010720%201321.pdf