This page contains information about Coronavirus restrictions and how it affects visiting Leeds

Here at Visit Leeds, our priority is to keep visitors and locals safe and healthy. From Monday 29 March restrictions are starting to ease in line with the roadmap announced by the government. The information on this page relates only to when each step of the roadmap has been achieved.  

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We encourage you to download the NHS Test and Trace app and use it during your visit. You’ll see the QR codes in prominent positions at the venues you visit so you can easily ‘check in’. Find out more and download the app here.


From 29 March non-essential travel can take place within your local area. We have created a handy A-Z Guide of visiting Leeds to help plan your trip.

Hotels, attractions, shops restaurants and bars have been working hard to create Covid-safe environments. And as the steps in the roadmap are achieved, these venues will be ready to open their doors (and outside spaces) to welcome you back!

Please remember it is a requirement to wear a face covering in these venues unless you are exempt. We always recommend booking in advance of your visit, where applicable, and checking the venues opening days/times, and specific policies and procedures so you can Know Before You Go.

During your visit to Leeds, you’ll see plenty of hand sanitisers and signage around the city and venues you visit as well, as one-way routes and markers to ensure social distancing occurs. You’ll also see the QR codes for the NHS Test and Trace app – please always scan this to check in at venues. If you do not have the app, you’ll be asked to complete a form.

For visiting one of Leeds’ many excellent, restaurants, bars, cafes or pubs, please be sure to book your table in advance. You’ll find it is table service only and you must now wear a face covering, except when seated at a table to eat or drink.

Face coverings must be worn when using public transport, including private hire vehicles and taxis. Please always plan your journey in advance.

Government advice about Coronavirus can be found here.




Support for businesses can be found on the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) website and on the Leeds City Council website.

Leeds City Council is committed to supporting the local economy and you can read the latest press releases regarding Coronavirus here.

From 24 September 2020, businesses will need to display the official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ at different premises using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details.