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

Updated 13 July 2020

As businesses begin to reopen, we’re pleased to welcome you back to Britain’s Ocean City – but your visit might be different to usual.

You’ll find there are lots of additional safety measures in place in the city centre and across the waterfront to help keep you safe. There are also steps you can take to protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus.

The Tourist Information Centre and shop are now open but our museums and historic properties remain closed until further notice.

Find out more about planning your visit to Plymouth. If you have any queries you can contact Visit Plymouth online, email or call 01752 306330.

You can also contact us via our Visit Plymouth social media channels.


A number of major events that were due to take place in Plymouth have been postponed or cancelled, including the British Firework Championships, the Ocean City Blues ‘n' Jazz Festival and Mayflower Week.

But Plymouth is bouncing back in 2021 with fresh plans for a year of events and activities starting from the exact date the Mayflower ship set sail 400 years ago. A brilliant line-up including signature Mayflower 400 commemoration and city events will re-energise the city next year. See our news story for more info.