Annie's Place is opening for self-catering guests to start enjoying Orkney holidays again from 26th April. In preparation for welcoming back our guests safely, we have checked through all our cleaning protocols and attended digital zoom sessions provided by organisations such as Visit Scotland and Destination Orkney. We aim to ensure that we are doing all that is required to keep everyone as safe as possible from Covid19.

We have also purchased a dishwasher to add further re-assurance for our guests and ourselves regarding the cleanliness of kitchen utensils that guests will use during their stay.

Robin and I have both received our two doses of a Covid vaccination and are in general good health. In addition we are also participants in an Oxford University study:  "Covid 19 Infection". This means we are tested monthly to check if we have Covid 19. We are glad to report that all test results have proved negative!

We are now requesting that all guests to Annie's Place obtain free lateral flow testing kits and follow the most recent Scottish Government advice to test themselves for Covid19 before they arrive on Orkney. This is clearly critical in reducing the possibility of visitors infecting those who live here, as well as reducing the natural anxiety of locals about this. It is also important for helping protect visitors themselves from the consequences of being ill whilst here, as they would have to remain in Orkney beyond their holiday arrangements.

Here is the link for information about obtaining and using Covid 19 home testing kits.

You can access our Covid Care advice sheet by clicking on this link. We will continue to follow all measures mentioned for as long as is required to keep us all safe. We are glad to report that all guests who stayed with us in 2020 were pleased we had these measures in place and were happy to follow the advice provided for them.

We hope this is re-assuring for all guests who have already booked to stay with us during 2021/22, as well as for any prospective guests.

If you do wish to stay at Annie's Place then click on this link  to check for availability.

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