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Find out what you can do when as we move out of lock down

As from Tuesday 5 January 2021, we are in a National lockdown.

Following the Government announcement on 22 February, there are brighter days ahead! Check the dates set out below to see when you'll be able to visit us and what you might be able to do whilst you're here. Each stage will have to pass a series of tests before moving on to the next stage so let's all do what we can now to welcome each new stage.  

For now - stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. We'll see you when it's safe.

Step 1: 8 March

Schools, colleges and practical higher education courses open for all students. Recreation or exercise outdoors with your household or 1 other person.
No household mixing indoors.
Wraparound childcare available.
Funerals can be attended by 30 people, wakes and weddings attended by 6 people.
Stay at home.

From 29 March
Rule of 6 or 2 households can meet outside. No household mixing indoors.
Outdoor sport and leisure facilities can open. Organised outdoor sport can take place.
Outdoor parent and child groups can meet (up to 15 parents).
Minimise travel, no holidays.

Self contained accommodation to reopen from 12 April at the earliest

Step 2: No earlier than 12 April

Rule of 6 or 2 households can meet outdoors. No household mixing indoors.

Outdoor attractions such as zoos, theme parks and drive in cinemas can open.

Outdoor hospitality, non essential shops, hair and beauty salons can open.

Self contained accommodation can open for household groups only.

Indoor leisure such as gyms to be used individually or within household groups.

Minimise travel, no international holidays.

Social distancing rules still apply.

Step 3: No earlier than 17 May

All accommodation open including hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Indoor entertainment such as museums, cinemas and children's play areas open.

Indoor hospitality open.

Remaining outdoor attractions open such as outdoor theatres and cinemas.

All accommodation to reopen from 12 April at the earliest
Social contact limits to be removed no earlier than 21 June

Step 4: No earlier than 21 June

Nightclubs and theatres to open.

Larger events can take place.

Legal limits on social contact will be removed.

Limits removed for Weddings.


Protect yourself and others. Always follow hand washing guidance, and strict social distancing of 2 metres apart from others who are not in your household.

Social distancing not only applies to any form of exercise such as walking, running or cycling but also sitting or sunbathing.

Protect the landscape by ensuring you are following the Countryside Code, which sets out how visitors to rural areas can behave safely and responsibly. Take a look at the following video with an updated Countryside Code, produced by Natural England.

Protect the environment by travelling sustainably and staying local. If you can, try to journey by foot or bike. This means you’ll have a chance to experience our wonderful borough as you travel, and you won’t have to worry about finding a car parking space.
Explore Burgh Castle Roman Ruins


Enjoy getting off the beaten track. We know everyone has their favourite spot in Great Yarmouth - or maybe their favourite two, or three - but if large numbers of people head to the same place, it becomes impossible to stay safely socially distanced. Instead, seek out some new favourites away from the crowds.

Enjoy our beautiful beaches safely, by following the important advice issued by the RNLI. Please be aware that the usual life guard service may not currently be in place.

Enjoy supporting our local businesses as and when they reopen. Many Great Yarmouth businesses are now open online, and we really encourage you to shop with them.

And finally… when you’re out and about, enjoy taking photos of your surroundings and sharing them with us @VisitGreatYarmouth, @GreaterYarmouth or @visitgreatyarmouth. We’d love to see them, and share them with others!

If you are holding off from getting outside for now, or are self isolating and unable to leave your home, you can enjoy and experience the very best of Great Yarmouth from your armchair by looking on our webcams.
When the time is right and safe to do so, we’ll be waiting to welcome you with open arms.

Please stay safe.


Respect the wildlife. Nature may have recolonised some areas, so please tread carefully and look out for wildlife that has moved into unexpected places during lockdown. Please keep your dog on the lead and stick to footpaths and bridleways so as not to disturb ground nesting birds and other wildlife.

Respect our local communities by sticking to the Public Right of Way (footpaths and bridleways), keeping dogs on the lead, not picnicking on private land, not parking outside people’s houses, and taking your litter home.

Respect any specific guidelines that have been put in place by our friends and partners across the county, by planning ahead before travelling, and checking what facilities are open to you (Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, Broads Authority, National Trust, English Heritage, RSPB, RNLI, Natural England, and Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Public Health England advice

NHS Coronavirus advice

Government advice on access to green spaces


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