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. On Monday 4 January 2021 it was announced that England will be entering a national lockdown and the Government advice is to stay at home. The information on this page pre-dates this announcement and relates only to when the Tier system has been reinstated and the Stay at Home message has been lifted. Once this is the case, we will be keeping this page up-to-date with information about where to access advice and support about Coronavirus and about visiting Leeds. 

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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.


Leeds is open and ready to welcome you! You can still visit Leeds, there are just a few restrictions to be observed to keep everyone safe.

Hotels, attractions, shops restaurants and bars have been working hard and are now open and ready to welcome you safely. It is a requirement that you 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.

If you are visiting Leeds please only do so in your household or support bubble. Read the government guidelines in full here on visiting an area that is in coronavirus restricted measures. Information for Leeds residents can be found here.

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. These venues will close at 10pm.

Face coverings must be worn when using public transport, including private hire vehicles and taxis. Please always plan your journey in advance.  We advise avoiding busier times, for example 10pm when restaurants and bar close.

Government advice about Coronavirus can be found here.

Find out more about visiting our city during Covid-19 restrictions with our A-Z of Visiting Leeds. You can also Enjoy Leeds At Home.



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 24th September, 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.