COVID-19 – Information and Advice
From 2nd December, Bath and North East Somerset Council will be in Tier 2: High Alert. Click here for more information regarding the Government's announcement about the tier system.
We will be updating listings on our website, to give information about reopenings/closures, in due course.
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 (coronavirus).
The Government announcement on Saturday 31st October meant that all but essential travel has not been possible since Thursday 5th November.
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.
- 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?
Government guidelines are that all but essential travel will stop on Thursday 5th November.
If you have a stay booked, we suggest that you contact your property, attraction, tour or restaurant urgently and discuss the options for rescheduling with them directly.
As of 1st November, we expect the lockdown to lift on Wednesday 2nd December, but will keep this page updated along with sharing updates on our social media channels, @visitbath on Twitter and Facebook.
Are Businesses Open?
Hospitality businesses may be providing takeaway services and we will be updating this information on an ongoing basis.
I Am Travelling for Essential Business. Where Can I Stay?
We are currently working with the local accommodation sector and details will be updated as soon as possible.
Am I Able to Dine Out?
Between 4th November and 2nd December, hospitality businesses will only be able to offer takeaway services.
We will be updating this information on an ongoing basis.
Exploring Bath's Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Even during autumn and 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.
Events and Festivals
Events and festivals due to take place between 5th November and 2nd December may be cancelled or rescheduled.
Please contact your operator for more information.
Bath Christmas Market
Sadly, Bath Christmas Market will not take place in its traditional form this year, but you can still shop virtually and support local stallholders and charities via our Virtual Market.
Updates on Christmas activities will be posted as soon as possible.
Travelling to and Around Bath
Please check your plans before you travel directly with venues, businesses and attractions for up-to-date information on openings and any pre-travel steps you'll need to take, such as pre-booked tickets or revised policies.
There are some changes to the public transport network to and within Bath. Please check this page on the Travelwest website for further information.
If you are travelling by air, 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.