See you soon! (Updated 11/5/21)

We can't wait to welcome you back from Monday 17th May!

It's felt like a very long winter, and we've missed our campers; we are so looking forward to seeing you soon.

Naturally, there will be some changes on site this year, with many of the restrictions we trialled in 2020 still in place to keep everyone safe. For example, we're asking you to wear a face covering in all shared facilities, maintain social distancing, make liberal use of hand sanitiser, and - of course - not to travel if you have any symptoms of COVID19.

Having said all this, the things that make a holiday on Bryher so special are unchanged. You can still come to our tiny island and have a white sand beach all to yourself, or enjoy a wild walk out across Shipman Head Down. After recent months, we're sure you're looking forward to this more than ever!

We can't wait to welcome you back to Bryher; we'll see you very soon!

Jo, Tom & Ollie x

Travelling to Scilly

Please do not travel to the islands if you or any close contact has experienced Coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days or been told to self-isolate.

Face coverings are mandatory on all transport to - and around - the islands (unless exempt).

All the travel providers have their own detailed information on what to expect on your journey to the islands. Please view the relevant advice before you travel:

Scillonian/Skybus | Penzance Helicopters | Tresco Boat Services

Luggage

Please only bring essential luggage; weight limits are being strictly enforced to reduce handling. Camping equipment will be carried as excess luggage only if booked in advance. Please keep all bags below 20kg unless unavoidable (e.g. air tents). Heavy Frame/Bell Tents should be broken down to make handling easier.

Please label all items of luggage clearly with your name, contact details and Bryher Campsite before you leave home, to save time on Penzance Quay. At the quay, please attach a green Bryher label to every item.

Isles of Scilly Travel will not accept food in your luggage, so please buy this on the island (you can pre-order food from Bryher Shop). Please email us in plenty of time to let us know what gas you require so we have plenty in stock. We don't make any money on gas and charge you the price we pay.

View full information from Isles of Scilly Travel

Arriving on Bryher

Sadly we will have to forego the usual hugs, but it will be smiles all around when you arrive on Bryher - we're so looking forward to seeing you!

Luggage must be unloaded from the inter-island ferry by a human chain, and you will be asked to help in the chain as usual. Please keep your face covering in place throughout and bring hand sanitiser for use before and after handling luggage.

All our staff will be wearing PPE and we will be sanitising the trailer regularly. Please ensure all bags are very clearly labelled to reduce excess handling.

Shower Block

We are cleaning all shared facilities using a Virucidal cleaner, and we're cleaning more regularly and more thoroughly.

As we cannot clean in between every user, sanitiser spray will be available in the shower block for you to sanitise facilities before and after use. Under 11s must be accompanied in the shower block this year, due to the chemicals and to ensure that facilities are cleaned and sanitised effectively.

There's also hand sanitiser provided for you to use on entry and exit, and face coverings must be worn in the shared facilities. For hygiene, teeth must be brushed at your tent (not at the sinks) and to reduce queues we're also asking that shaving, makeup and hair is done at your tent.

We've also reduced the number of people able to use the shared facilities at any one time. We apologise for any queues, but last year, everyone actually found the new system an improvement!

Around the Campsite

Please adhere to all government guidance on social distancing, including contact with people from outside your household and 'social bubbles'. This year, please do not bring friends or relatives to the campsite if they are not staying with us. Tents should be pitched with guyropes at least 2 metres apart.

We provide hand sanitiser, soap and sanitising spray for use in our facilities only.

Freezers are available but are for ice packs only. We have new charging point lockers for small devices this year, so devices are kept separate and secure.

At the end of your stay, we will email your bill (or can print it on request). You can pay online by card or BACS, or see us in-person to pay with cash.

If you are renting one of our Bell Tents, please be sure to bring a sheet and/or mattress protector. Tents and all equipment are thoroughly cleaned between guests. We have removed the coir matting and rag rug this year to enable more thorough cleaning.

Food & Activities On Bryher

Inevitably, things are a little different on Bryher this year, but the warm welcome is the same as ever. Remember: there may be new rules and signs in place, but you are as welcome as ever!

We ask that you do not bring food this year. It will not be accepted on the Scillonian, but more importantly, our island businesses need your support more than ever.

Everything on Bryher is open this season. Bryher Shop, Fraggle Rock, Island Fish, Olivia's Kitchen, Hell Bay Hotel, Hillside Farm Stall, Bryher Bake Box, Golden Eagle Studio, Bryher Gallery, Hut 62 and Isles of Scilly Boat Hire are all operating. Tresco Boat Services are offering regular inter-island boat trips and wildlife circulars. The Crab Shack is closed until at least 21st June. Bryher Community Centre also remains closed at this time.

Health on the Islands

Please remember Scilly is an isolated location. Our medical facilities on the islands are excellent but limited.

Should you develop symptoms during your stay, you must self-isolate and inform us immediately so we can provide assistance, and so we can deep clean all shared facilities. You will receive a test and while waiting for the results you and your group will need to isolate on the campsite. We will make you as comfortable as possible, but while we will make toilet facilities available, we cannot provide showers during your isolation period.

If you test positive, you will be cared for by the Council of the Isles of Scilly's Local Incident Response Team, who will provide help and assistance. For further information on the response to Coronavirus on the islands, please see the Council website.