Coronavirus Advice - VisitLiverpool

Please find below some further information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions surrounding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Liverpool.

For all medical advice please consult Public Health England for the most up to date information.

This information is correct as of 12th October 2020. 


Are businesses still open?

Yes - many of our restaurants, venues, accommodation, retail, museums and galleries remain open and are following all guidance to be Covid-secure. However, you may not go there with anyone from outside your household or support bubble.

Are restaurants still open in Liverpool?

Yes, restaurants remain open, but with some restrictions. Restaurants must close by 10:00pm each night, and are required to operate table service only. You may only visit them with people from your household or support bubble, and will be required to check-in on the NHS Track and Trace app.

Can I still go to a hospitality venue or public venues with people who don't live with me?

You cannot mix with people outside your household at any indoor venues. 

Are attractions still open in Liverpool?

Yes, attractions are still open. Many require booking in advance, and visitors must wear a face covering unless exempt and check in the with NHS Track and Trace app. Visit our blog on where is currently open for the latest information.

When do I need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings are compulsory for visitors at all indoor public spaces, public transport and taxis. This is now required by law and those not wearing a mask could face a fine of £200.

The above does not apply if you are exempt. For more information on when you need to wear a face covering please visit the Government website.

I have purchased tickets for an event in Liverpool. Is it still going ahead?

We recommend contacting the event organiser directly to establish whether the event is still taking place.

Are there any changes to public transport in Liverpool City Region?

Public transport is fully operational across the Liverpool City Region. If you’re using public transport please follow Merseytravel's important journey planning advice including planning ahead and try to avoid busy times and routes. If you do use public transport, face coverings are mandatory unless you are exempt.

Can I still visit from outside the Liverpool City Region?

If people intend to travel from outside the Liverpool City Region, we advise you to check the latest government travel advice here.

What do I do if I visit Liverpool and start to experience some of the symptoms of Coronavirus whilst I am there?

Inform the accommodation provider of your situation. If you have any coronavirus-like symptoms, even just one, you must isolate immediately for 10 days (don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so) and then book a test here. The test needs to be done in the first five days of having symptoms.

What can I do to stay safe during my visit to Liverpool? 

  • Remember to socially distance 
  • Wash your hands more frequently and for longer than 20 seconds 

  • Wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) on public transport, in shops, 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.

  • Visit our blog on how to stay safe in Liverpool for more information

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

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