The Isles of Scilly have largely been sheltered from coronavirus, with no recorded positive Covid-19 cases since September last year.
The 28 miles of sea that separates the islands from the Cornish mainland has given residents an extra layer of protection - one which allowed them to live in Tier 1, the most relaxed coronavirus guidelines, for a brief time.
However, this third national lockdown includes the Isles of Scilly.
Robert Francis, who is Chairman of the Council of the Isles of Scilly, says residents are ready to do their bit and be a part of the national effort.
Tresco islander Ellie Tabron thinks standing in solidarity with the rest of the region is important.
Residents on St Mary’s, meanwhile, said they felt this lockdown was inevitable.
Colin McKinnon, who manages the Old Town Inn on St Mary’s, says he was disappointed the islands were included in the national lockdown.
Many islanders hope that by being a part of the national lockdown now, they will be able to reopen to visitors in the future.