St Andrews golf trip 2021 – COVID19 Information

All the latest travel and safety restrictions for anyone planning a golf trip to St Andrews, Scotland.
Golf is currently permitted in Scotland.

Updated 19 July 2021

To help you plan your St Andrews golf trip during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have compiled a list of useful information and resources. Obviously, the current pandemic is a fast-changing situation with many variations to the guidelines, depending on where and when you are travelling.

Here you will find the latest:

  • Travel restrictions in St Andrews and Scotland
  • Safety information for golf courses in and around St Andrews
  • Safety precautions our drivers are taking to reduce the spread of Covid19

Please contact Town and Country Travel if you can’t find the information you are looking for. We can offer local knowledge about the latest Covid travel restrictions, and safety guidelines.

Current Covid Status in St Andrews

Updated 19 July 2021

Scotland is now in Protection Level 0. This means that there are still restrictions in place, which you can read below.

Golf is currently permitted in groups of up to 4 golfers with no restrictions on number of households these players come from.

  • All tee times must be booked in advance.
  • Professional caddy services may continue.
  • Starter facilities can operate
  • Indoor and outdoor hospitality is open once again, with safety measures in place. You need to maintain at least 1m distance from other households in all indoor public settings

Travel Restrictions

Travelling within Scotland

You can travel anywhere in Scotland, and overnight stays with family and friends are allowed in line with rules on indoor gatherings.

Arriving from Outside the UK

Guidelines for travellers arriving into the UK are changing frequently. Please check the Scottish Government website for up to date travel information for people entering Scotland.


On the Golf Course – Covid safety restrictions

All of Scotland including St Andrews is now in Protection Level 0 (on a scale of 0-4). There are still some restrictions but things are generally open again.

Golf is allowed in groups of up to 4 golfers with no restrictions on number of households these players come from.

Scottish Golf have an excellent guide to what type of Golf activity is permitted in each Level of lockdown.

We also recommend checking the Scottish Golf website for the very latest updates about what is permitted, and what safety measures must be followed on the course.

In addition to limiting the size of your golfing group, the main safety measures on golf courses are as follows:

  • All tee-times must be booked in advance
  • your group should maintain at least 1m distance from all others
  • When indoors, it is recommended wear a face covering
  • Wash hands regularly
  • It’s now ok to touch the flagstick and rakes etc
  • Rakes are provided again, so please use these to smooth over any bunkers

See our main Golf Transfers page for more general information and links to individual Golf Courses.

Safety precautions in our vehicles

Town and Country Taxis take your safety, and that of our drivers, very seriously. You can rest assured that as a public transport provider we follow all the Scottish Government guidelines on travelling safely.

Here is a recap of how you can prepare yourself for a safe journey:

  • keep to small groups of people (such as up to 6 at any one time in a minibus)
  • keep your distance and take care entering and exiting the vehicle
  • sit as far apart as possible in the vehicle, avoiding face-to-face
  • maintain good ventilation by keeping windows open
  • wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • clean your hands before and after your journey

We will keep this page updated when guidance changes.

If you have any questions, please use our contact form to send us a message, we’d be delighted to help!

Or you can call Town and Country Taxis on 01334 840 444.