Coronavirus Advice - VisitLiverpool

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

Correct as of 26th November 2020

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

The information below relates to Liverpool City Region and is correct as of 26th November 2020 and will come into place at 00:01 on December 2nd. 

Please remember that England remains under national lockdown until this time. 


What tier level will Liverpool City Region be on December 2nd?

Liverpool City Region will fall under Tier 2.

Are attractions open in Liverpool?

Yes, attractions will be able to reopen from Wednesday 2nd December. You are not permitted to visit attractions with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. We recommend checking opening times and booking procedures direct with individual attractions. 

Other venues permitted to open but required to close by 11pm include

Casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm.

Are restaurants and bars open in Liverpool City Region?

Restaurants will be able to open from Wednesday 2nd December, but you can only sit with people from your household or support bubble. Pubs and bars must close unless they are operating as a restaurant. Hospitality venues may only serve alcohol with substantial meals.

Is the 10pm curfew still in place?

The curfew has been relaxed. Venues must stop taking orders at 10pm and will allow customers one hour to finish their drinks and meals. All venues must then close by 11pm.

Will hospitality venues be offering a takeaway/delivery service past 10PM?

Yes. Hospitality venues are permitted to continue a no contact service for food and drink past 10pm as long as this is through delivery, click & collect or a drive through service. You can find out which venues are offering this service here. 

Are hotels open?

Accommodation providers in Liverpool are permitted to open. You must not stay overnight with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. 

Can I attend a sporting event?

Public attendance at spectator sport is permitted inside and outside subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors of 1,000 people indoors. 

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 fines.

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 friends and family? 

Mixing of households indoors is not permitted, unless this forms your support bubble. When meeting outside, the rule of six applies. 

You should still distance from anyone who is not in your household. 

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.

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

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