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Latest information on COVID-19

Page updated on 27 January 2022

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New Covid-19 guidance

The latest guidance on Covid-19 is as follows:

• It is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering in any setting. However, it is encouraged that you continue to wear one in crowded, indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not know. If visiting London, face coverings will still be mandatory on all Transport for London buses, tubes, trains and taxis (including inside stations). 

• You now no longer need to show an NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law, though some businesses and venues may continue to ask for proof of a negative test or vaccination status. If so, they should tell you what you’ll need to show in order to access the venue before you visit. 

Head to the GOV.UK website for more information on current COVID guidance.

Escape the everyday responsibly

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We’ve put together some tips on how to look after people, businesses, animals and the environment, and take responsibility for ourselves and our surroundings when on our travels. 

  • When out and about in England, follow the countryside code – respect everyone around you, protect the environment and enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Avoid tourist hotspots where you can and check out England’s hidden gems instead.

  • Be kind to staff and locals, and support local independent businesses where you can.

  • Make sure we're keeping ourselves and others safe by washing our hands regularly, wearing face coverings in crowded, indoor spaces and respecting people’s personal space.

  • Plan and book ahead, and pre-book tickets where needed. Be sure to take a look at our guidance on holidaying in England before planning a trip, and check individual websites in advance before starting your journey.

  • Look out for the We’re Good to Go mark – it shows businesses that are operating in line with government and public health COVID guidance.

You can also find out what’s happening in cities, towns, counties and regions across England using the links in our map below.