The Isle of Coll - Coronavirus.

PLEASE observe ALL guidelines issued by The Scottish Government

The Isle of Coll is at COVID Level 3: Check what this means

COVID-19 is on Coll - Coll Medical Practice Update, 13th Jan 2021.
Important - please click here

No non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland,
UK equivalents or England

Scotland COVID Test & Protect App - Here > Protect Scotland

Coll Community Council COVID-19 advice

More info & exemptions at

Keep yourself and others safe

Keep to the FACTS.

  • Face coverings.
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • Clean hands regularly.
  • Two metre distance.
  • Self isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.

If you get COVID-19 symptoms

Please phone Coll surgery 01879 230326.

Scot.Gov: Tourism & hospitality sector guide.

Scot.Gov: Short-term lets - licensing scheme and planning control areas

Wearing a face covering is mandatory in all shops & public transport across Scotland.

Most recent:
Coll Community Council notices

Coll Community Council notices about COVID-19 may be seen here

Scottish Gov: COVID-19-phase-3-business-&-physical-distancing-guidance

Visit Scotland's simple-to-followed guide to unlock 'Phases'

Camping, Motorhome &s Yacht information
The Garden House Camp Site is closed until further notice.

The Isle of Coll can only accommodate two motorhomes more here

Developing Symptoms/instructed to isolate by 'Track & Trace'

Government advice

"In the event that a guest develops symptoms whilst staying away from home, they should immediately book a test through NHS Inform or, if they can’t get online, by phoning 0850 028 2816.

In accordance with Test and Protect, people with symptoms are required to self-isolate for at least 7 days, and everyone in their household should isolate for 14 days. If the test is negative, everyone can end isolation. If the test is positive, everyone should continue to isolate, and the NHS Test and Protect team will be in touch to start contact tracing. Those contacted through the Test and Protect programme will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days. 

If guests who are isolating can travel home safely to isolate, avoiding the use of public transport, they should do this. 

In the event that this is not possible, the guest should discuss this with the NHS Test and Protect team. The guest may be signposted to the National Assistance Helpline on 0850 111 4000 if they need help to isolate and cannot arrange it themselves or through friends and family.

In some circumstances further discussion may be required with the local Health Protection Team and local authority to ensure that the person has suitable accommodation to isolate safely and effectively.

After the required period of self-isolation, guests and anyone else in their party who has been affected can then return to their main place of residence."

Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties in the Context of Covid-19

The Association of Scotland Self-caters Covid guide => Here

This guidance has been developed in partnership by the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, the Professional Association of Self-Caterers, and the Wales Tourism Alliance. It is supported by the Tourism Alliance, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and the Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators.

Coll Medical Practice New Opening times/procedures

[email protected] | 01879230326 | 28th March 2020

Coll Medical Practice

[email protected] | 01879230326 | 2nd April 2020

Update from Coll Medical Practice

As the Coronovirus pandemic continues to escalate, you will be aware that we have been compelled to radically change the way in which we deliver care to our community.

We have had to put in place a number of plans in place to protect our community.

We have minimised physical contact and concentrated on telephone triage but continue to provide medical, medication and nursing (from Jenni Foote) advice by telephone.

Patients can continue to phone their prescription request to the Practice and we shall arrange the delivery of these items to our ‘self isolating’ patients or leave the prescription in the Practice porch by prior arrangement. Please phone from the car park to inform us of your arrival.

As we are experiencing difficulty in sourcing certain medication, we would like you to ensure that we receive a week’s notice instead of the previous 48 hours.

We are grateful for the additional support from our prescribing advisers and the pharmacies in Connel and Oban.

If a patient feels acutely unwell with symptoms of Covid 19 and requires medical examination, we have adapted out treatment room into a red zone where patients can be examined by the Doctor with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

The Doctor’s house beside the surgery has been set up as a ‘ward’ so that we can care for patients who are more seriously unwell where they can receive oxygen therapy whilst awaiting medical evacuation to hospital.

We have increased our stores of oxygen and have 4 oxygen concentrators.

We continue to be in regular communication with the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service who are committed to supporting our community.

We are assured that there is a bespoke solution in place to facilitate isolated transfer of critically ill Covid-19 positive or suspected patients from Coll to the receiving hospital.

The response times may be longer than normal due to the complexities of the logistics involved.

Military personnel have been assigned to every health board in Scotland to assist with logistics.

Testing is still limited to front line personnel but this guidance is also rapidly changing.

We shall continue to work together to support each other and care for our mental and emotional wellbeing during this difficult time as we ask people to change their natural human behaviour to stop the spread of this virus.

We have already witnessed the most amazing resolve from our community with many simple acts of kindness and generosity of spirit.

This is why we need to continue to observe the specific Chief Medical Officer’s advice in order to keep our community and the place that we love safe. Thank you for all the actions you have taken so far and for recognising that there is still a long stretch to come in which we cannot afford to become complacent about our social interactions.

Coll Medical Practice

Further information can be accessed at this link: nhs.inform

Local Info:

Petrol & Diesel, CCFS

25 Mar 2020

Coll Community Fuel Supplies Ltd

Opening Times:

  • Sat: 10 - 12 noon
  • Tues: 10 - 12 noon
  • Thurs: 3 - 5 pm

All sales will be restricted to £45 contactless transactions, with the exception of medical and emergency services vehicles. (They will be billed separately.)

All customers will be required to open their own fuel caps and fuel containers themselves.

No customer is to touch the pump nozzles (there is no need), is not to go into the office except when asked to present their card to the streamline machine and is asked to maintain their distance from the staff as much as possible.

Many thanks Alison, Diane and Paul

Alison Fraser on behalf of CCFS