We look forward to welcoming you to York! See what is open in York.

England has returned to Plan A. You should continue to protect yourself and others:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread ▸

Recent and upcoming changes

From 1 April, 2022

  • Free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public will end.
  • The UK Government will no longer recommend the use of voluntary COVID19-status certification, although the NHS app will continue to allow people to indicate their vaccination status for international travel.11 February, 2022

From 24 February, 2022

  • The legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test will end. Self-isolation support payments will also end. COVID provisions for Statutory Sick Pay will still be able to be claimed for a further month.
  • Routine contact tracing will end. Fully vaccinated close contacts and those under 18 will no longer be asked to test daily for seven days.
  • The legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate will be removed.
  • Until 1 April, people who test positive will still be advised to stay at home. After April 1 people with Covid-19 symptoms will be advised to exercise personal responsibility.

From 11 February, 2022

  • If you’re fully vaccinated you will no longer need to take a COVID-19 test either before or after you arrive in the UK. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to take a pre-departure test. After you arrive, you will need to take a PCR test on or before day 2, but you will only need to quarantine if it’s positive. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.

From 27 January, 2022

  • You no longer need to wear a face covering, but consider wearing one in crowded, enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • You no longer have to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events.

Business and Activities

Please be patient as businesses, visitors and residents get used to the new way of living and enjoying the city safely:

• All businesses and venues such as restaurants, cafes and nightclubs are open.

• All capacity limits at sporting, entertainment, or business events has been lifted.

• Hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and bars are no longer be required to provide table service or follow other social distancing rules.

• Businesses are also encouraged to continue displaying QR codes for customers wishing to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app, or to continue collecting customer contact details to support NHS Test and Trace, however this is no longer a legal requirement.

Staying away from home overnight

All holiday accommodation is permitted to be open. You can stay overnight in York in a:

  • hotel / Bed & Breakfast
  • campsite
  • caravan
  • boat
  • second home
  • other accommodation.

Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available.

Book your stay in York.

Travelling to York from outside the UK

People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on travelling to England from another country.

Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating. Get a test and follow the stay at home guidance.