Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information on events, visitors and tourism

Updated 21 July 2021

Most legal restrictions in England have been lifted in Step 4, which began on 17 July, of the 'Roadmap out of lockdown'. This means that the remaining closed businesses and venues such as nightclubs have reopened.  Face coverings are no longer required by law, however we do recommend wearing them in crowded and enclosed spaces, and employers still have a legal duty to manage risks to those affected by their business. 

Further information on businesses reopening can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.

Can I visit Plymouth?

Yes, domestic travel and overnight stays are permitted, with further details below.

Am I allowed to stay overnight on a visit to Plymouth?

Overnight stays away from home in England is permitted, including the use of hotels, hostels and B&Bs. You can stay in groups of up to six, or larger groups if everyone present is from two households.

Can I go shopping with my friends?

Yes, you do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. There are also no limits on the number of people you can meet. However, in order to minimise risk at a time of high prevalence, you should limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.

Indoor hospitality has reopened and indoor entertainment has resumed, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas. All remaining outdoor entertainment has reopened, such as outdoor cinemas and performances.

Sporting, entertainment and business events

All capacity limits on events have been lifted. For details on events taking place in Plymouth, head to Visit Plymouth.