Can I Visit York?
We look forward to welcoming you back! See what is open in York.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do below and for further details see government guidance (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do
The information below is correct from the 17th of May 2021.
Business and activities
• Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
• All holiday accommodation can open, including hotels and B&Bs. This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
• Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas are permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
• People can attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events is capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
• Gathering limits have been eased. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
• New guidance on meeting friends and family emphasises personal responsibility rather than government rules.
Staying away from home overnight
All holiday accommodation may reopen. You can stay overnight in a:
- hotel / Bed & Breakfast
- second home
- other accommodation.
You may stay overnight in holiday accommodation in groups of up to 6, or larger groups if everyone present is from 2 households (including support bubbles) unless a legal exemption applies.
Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available.
Travelling to York from within England
You should continue to plan ahead and travel safely where possible. You can plan ahead and travel safely by taking the following precautions:
- walk or cycle where possible
- plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport
- regularly wash or sanitise your hands
- wear a face covering on public transport, unless you’re exempt
- make sure the space is well ventilated. Open windows or take other actions to let in plenty of fresh air
You must not share a private vehicle in groups larger than 6 people (except when everyone present is from no more than 2 households), unless your journey is made for an exempt reason.
There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.
Travelling to England from outside the UK
All visitors travelling to England are subject to the coronavirus restriction rules.
What you must do when you arrive in England from abroad depends on where you have been in the last 10 days before you arrive.
People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on entering the UK.
Keeping yourself and others safe
You must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.
Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.’
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
- face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)
In all circumstances, you should follow the guidance on meeting others safely.
For a comprehensive overview of national lockdown guidance, please visit the official government website.