Help & Info

England has returned to Plan A. You should continue to protect yourself and others:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread


Business and Activities

Please be patient as businesses, visitors and residents get used to the new way of living and enjoying the city safely:

• All businesses and venues such as restaurants, cafes and nightclubs are open.

• All capacity limits at sporting, entertainment, or business events has been lifted.

• Hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and bars are no longer be required to provide table service or follow other social distancing rules.

• Businesses are also encouraged to continue displaying QR codes for customers wishing to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app, or to continue collecting customer contact details to support NHS Test and Trace, however this is no longer a legal requirement.


Staying away from home overnight

All holiday accommodation is permitted to be open. You can stay overnight in York in a:

  • hotel / Bed & Breakfast
  • campsite
  • caravan
  • boat
  • second home
  • other accommodation.

Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available.

Book your stay in York.


Travelling to York from outside the UK

People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on travelling to England from another country.

Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating. Get a test and follow the stay at home guidance.


Don’t be a no show!

If you have made a reservation which is affected by these new rules please bear the following on mind:

  • Contact the venue to cancel – no show’s are both impolite and costly to businesses.
  • Consider amending the booking, asking for separate tables for different households
  • If you don’t feel comfortable dining out, consider asking about delivery options