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 May 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 May 2021
Most of mainland Scotland, including St Andrews is now in Protection Level 2. 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
Currently, Glasgow City and Moray (North East Scotland) are in Level 3, so travel to and from those areas to the rest of Scotland is not permitted without an essential reason.
Arriving from Outside the UK
From 30 April 2021, If you are travelling to Scotland from abroad (coming from outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) there is now a ‘traffic lights’ system in place.
Find out if your country is classed as Red, Amber or Green here. (NB Countries may move between the green, amber and red lists at short notice)
There is a mandatory 10 day quarantine period for anyone arriving from Red or Amber countries. And everyone must complete a passenger locator form and take a COVID-19 test.
- You must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test before travelling to Scotland from abroad. The test must be taken, even by UK citizens, up to 3 days before the journey to Scotland. For example, those travelling on a Friday, must take a test no earlier than Tuesday. A proof of your negative test is required to be presented prior to boarding the travel to Scotland.
- You must quarantine by self-isolation for 10 days after arrival.
See the full Scottish Government Coronavirus travel guidelines here.
Travelling within Scotland
Travel is allowed within Scotland (with the exception of Glasgow and Moray) and overnight stays with family and friends are allowed in line with rules on indoor gatherings.
On the Golf Course – Covid safety restrictions
Mainland Scotland including St Andrews is now in Protection Level 2 (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
- Maintain 2m social distancing at all times
- When indoors, wear a face covering
- Wash hands regularly
- do not touch the flagstick
- smooth over any bunkers with your golf club or foot, rakes are no longer provided
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.