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.

England is now in a month-long national lockdown. This means that restaurants, attractions, museums and non-essential retail in Liverpool will be forced to close until Wednesday 2nd December.

This information is correct as of Thursday 5th November.


Are businesses still open?

As of Thursday 5th November restaurants, attractions, non-essential retail, museums and galleries in Liverpool will close until 2nd December. 

Certain businesses such as essential retail including, food shops, supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open following COVID-secure guidelines. 

Are restaurants still open in Liverpool?

As of Thursday 5th November, restaurants and food outlets will be closed until 2nd December. However many restaurants are continuing to offer takeaway and delivery services over lockdown. Visit our blog on restaurants offering delivery services over lockdown here. 

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

Hospitality venues will remain closed until 2nd December. You cannot mix with people outside your household at any indoor venues.

Are attractions still open in Liverpool?

No, all indoor attractions in Liverpool will be closed throughout lockdown until 2nd December. However many are still offering online content for you to enjoy. 

When do I need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings are compulsory 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.

Can I meet up with people outdoors socially?

In general you should not meet people socially. However, you can exercise or meet in a public, outdoor space with people you live with, with your support bubble, or with one other person. 

When you’re around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble. 

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 still 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.

Where can I find out more about Liverpool’s mass testing scheme?

For more information on Liverpool’s mass testing scheme please see the Liverpool City Council’s website.

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

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