We’re still able to visit our favourite restaurants, bars, attractions and shops, but it’s vitally important to stay safe and there are plenty of ways to do that and keep it an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

New lockdown measures have come into place in Liverpool and across Merseyside, these include:

  • Food & drink venues will be restricted to table service only

  • Late night restriction of operating hours will be introduced, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am

  • Only use public transport for essential purposes

  • There is still a nationwide 6-person limit on social gatherings

  • You can only visit indoor venues, including pubs and restaurants with people in your household or social bubble. 

We can still enjoy ourselves but we must remain alert, sensible and considerate of other people while exploring our city. To help you enjoy your visit to Liverpool, we’ve outlined some steps below on how to remain safe to ensure everyone has a pleasant experience.

As an overall rule, masks or face coverings must be worn (unless you’re exempt) on public transport, in shops & supermarkets, shopping centres, premises providing personal care and beauty treatments, visitor attractions and entertainment venues, libraries, places of worship, community centres and public areas in hotels. For more information on where to wear a face covering please visit the Government’s website here


Now that all our favourite shops, restaurants and attractions are open, we must be aware that it will take longer than usual to get inside so patience is key. 

Venues will be limiting their capacity to allow for social distancing inside which means on occasion you might have to queue outside for short periods of time whilst following social distancing guidelines until it is safe to enter. 


Whilst you’re out and about in Liverpool City Centre, we ask that you also be considerate of other people. Make sure you’re keeping the recommended two metre distance, follow the one way systems that are in place around the city and think about the well-being of other people for their safety and your own. 


We’re known for being famously friendly in Liverpool so let’s keep that up! Remember, this situation is new for everyone and we are all learning every day how to safely navigate this together. If you see someone who isn’t following the guidelines, rather than causing a scene, gently remind them of the actions they should be taking to increase their own and other’s safety.


If you’re heading out with your social bubble for a socially distanced drink in a bar or restaurant, it’s important to try and keep a sensible head on your shoulders. 

We know everyone’s guard comes down after a few drinks, but if you don’t think you can’t follow social distancing and safety guidelines then consider sticking to just the one drink for everyone’s safety. 


Regularly washing your hands is super important! It is recommended that you thoroughly wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before and after visiting an establishment, using public transport, before and after eating and after making a purchase in a shop. 

At various points across the city centre where you are unable to wash your hands, hand sinister has been provided. Venues have also worked hard to supply sanitiser upon entrance and around their buildings.


We’re all responsible for our own and everyone else’s safety so when you’re out and about make sure you’re following the safety guidelines that are in place. 

Make sure you wear and dispose of your mask responsibly, wash your hands, don’t sit on seats that are marked not in use, keep a two metre distance and just be kind, we’re all in this together. 

Remember, if you’re feeling unwell or you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, stay at home and seek medical advice. 


If you’ve visited a venue that you think is not following the correct safety and social distancing measures be mindful of visiting them again. 

If you would like to share with us your experience of visiting a venue in Liverpool in regards to their Covid-19 safety measures, positive or negative, fill in our anonymous feedback form here.

For more information on how to visit Liverpool safely visit Love Your Liverpool.

We would also recommend following our social media channels for regular updates on what is happening across the city. 

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