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Can I go on holiday in the UK?

There are varying restrictions in place across England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Please check our detailed guides below on travelling in England, alongside local public health guidance for your destination, so you're in the know before you go.

We're good to go industry standard

VisitEngland, along with the other tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the UK government, has launched a new industry standard mark as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to visitors. The industry standard is a way of letting you know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures and staff training.

Keep an eye out for the mark when planning your trip online.

We're good to go mark

How to respect, protect and enjoy England

Two people cycling on a cycle path in the South Downs national park

When out and about, we need to remember to look after ourselves, one another and the environment around us. So, to make sure we’re all doing our bit to tread lightly and travel responsibly, we’ve put together a few simple steps to help you enjoy your days out as safely as possible. Find out more by following #respectprotectenjoy.

  • When planning your trip, check that important facilities – like toilets and car parks – are open before you travel so you’re not caught short.

  • Some places may be extremely popular, so get off the beaten track and discover a hidden gem that you can brag to friends about.

  • Keep a social distance (up to two metres!) from anyone outside your household in all outdoor and indoor settings.

  • Wear your face covering (over your nose and mouth) where required, including on public transport, in shops, and at indoor attractions.

  • If driving, plan your route and check your vehicle before you set off.

  • Make sure you have a bank card; many outlets are currently only accepting cashless payments – and you don’t want to miss out on that ice cream!

  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds. Take some hand sanitiser with you too, for when you're out and about.

  • Leave the car behind where possible and visit nearby attractions by walking or cycling.

  • When meeting up with friends or family, make sure there's no more than six of you and, where possible, meet outdoors.

And here are a few more for you to bear in mind when exploring England’s outdoor spaces:

  • Let's try our best to keep England’s outdoor spaces looking beautiful by putting all rubbish in the nearest bins or taking it home if bins are full.

  • Whilst enjoying the great outdoors more, you’re likely to come across wildlife (cute!). Try not to disturb them, or any farm animals for that matter. Keep your four-legged friend on a lead and remember to bag and bin any mess they leave behind.

  • Don't use disposable barbecues as they risk causing wildfires – get a takeaway burger instead.

  • Stick to designated footpaths and follow local signage for restrictions on routes.

See what's happening in different areas of the country

Different locations across England have different restrictions, so it’s best to check out individual websites to see which locations are ready to welcome you before starting your journey. You can find the most up-to-date information on what's open in cities, towns, counties and regions around England using the links below.