COVID-19 – Information and Advice
On Tuesday 4th January 2021, the Government announced a nationwide lockdown would take place to tackle the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. All non-essential retail, attractions, leisure and sports facilities, plus restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and accommodation across Bath have closed.
For more information see the Government's National Lockdown: Stay at Home page.
The health and safety of residents, visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us all and we want to share ongoing information and advice related to COVID-19.
We are working hard to ensure that information on the Visit Bath website is relevant and up-to-date. However, this cannot be guaranteed due to the ever-changing nature of the current situation. Please check with restaurants, hotels, attractions, pubs and restaurants before visiting by calling ahead or checking their website directly. We will be updating listings on our website, to give information about closures/reopenings (once lockdown is lifted), in due course.
- Find the latest information on the official UK Government website
- Please check directly with venues, businesses and attractions for up-to-date information
Latest advice from Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Can I Visit Bath Now?
Bath is under a national lockdown, meaning that accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, holiday lets and guesthouses have closed. Certain premises can only stay open to accommodate guests under specific circumstances.
Visitor attractions and entertainment venues within Bath and North East Somerset have closed.
Find out more here.
Are Businesses Open?
Hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafés, restaurants, and social clubs have closed except for takeaway, delivery and click-and-collect services.
I Am Travelling for Essential Business. Where Can I Stay?
We are currently working with the local accommodation sector, and have the following list of hotels currently open. Please remember to check directly with them in advance for the latest updates.
- Bailbrook House Hotel
- Haringtons Hotel
- Holiday Inn Express Bath
- Hotel Indigo
- Premier Inn Bath City Centre
- Travelodge Bath Waterside
- Travelodge Bath Central
- Travelodge Bath City Centre
- Z Hotel
Am I Able to Dine Out?
All hospitality businesses must close for on-site consumption. Takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through, and delivery services may be available.
Find out more here.
Exploring Bath's Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Even during winter, heading outdoors seems more appealing than ever. Bath is a green city with plenty of parks and gardens to explore, and the compact nature of the city makes it ideal to explore on foot. And with the countryside on the city’s doorstep, you can easily take to the rolling hills and tranquil surroundings of Bath.
Travelling to and Around Bath
Travelling, unless for specific essential reasons, such as work, is not allowed under lockdown.
There are some changes to the public transport network to and within Bath. Please check this page on the Travelwest website for further information.
Click here to watch GWR's Safety Guidance video.
Bristol Airport have a comprehensive COVID-19 page with FAQs.
- Information about coronavirus guidelines and measures in the region can be found via Bath and North East Somerset Council's website.
- Guidance on prevention measures can be found at NHS.uk and more information can be found via the UK Government website.
- Advice for tourism businesses is regularly updated by VisitBritain.
We are working hard to ensure that information on the Visit Bath website is relevant and up-to-date. However, this cannot be guaranteed due to the ever-changing nature of the current situation. Please check with restaurants, hotels, attractions and shops before visiting by calling ahead or checking their website directly.