Welcome Back!

We’ve seen a lot of changes over the last few months, but Gloucester is still the same, beautiful, dockside city with bags of history and culture to discover.

 Call Gloucester Tourist Information Centre on 01452 396572 | See latest attractions openings

 Shopping

Gloucester City Council has worked with partners including the Gloucester BID on how to help shoppers and retail workers stay safe. Stencils and stickers encouraging social distancing can be found on the ground in the city centre. Read more. The city centre has been regularly cleaned throughout lockdown, and there is also increased cleaning of benches and bins going forward.


Wearing a mask - From Friday 24 July you must by law wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets. People who do not wear a face covering will face a fine of up to £100 and a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police if people refuse to comply.


For the latest information on openings and changes, please visit the individual business' or shopping centre's website.

Public Toilets

The following toilets are open:

Eastgate Shopping Centre | Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm | Sun 10.30am-4.30pm

Gloucester Quays | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 10am-5pm

Gloucester Transport Hub | 7.30am-7.30pm

Westgate Car Park* | 7am-7pm

Gloucester Park | 8.30am-3.45pm 

The following toilets are open:

Eastgate Shopping Centre | Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm | Sun 10.30am-4.30pm

Gloucester Quays | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 10am-5pm

Gloucester Transport Hub | 7.30am-7.30pm

Westgate Car Park* | 7am-7pm

Gloucester Park | 8.30am-3.45pm 

 Food and Drink

Pubs, bars and restaurants in Gloucester have gradually reopened in accordance with government guidelines. However many will still be closed to the public as they adapt their businesses to welcome back customers safely.

It is likely that pre-booking will be essential due to reduced capacity. Pubs, bars and restaurants are also duty-bound to take contact details of patrons and table service is now required. Reduced menus may be in temporary operation.

Many cafes and restaurants are expanding their outdoor seating and also offering takeaway services. You can find some businesses listed here.

Some food and drink outlets will not accept walk-ins so please check the business’s website and social media channels for latest opening hours and procedures before visiting.

Look out for VisitEngland's 'We're Good To Go' and the AA's 'Covid Confident' marks.

 Attractions

Tourism and leisure attractions in Gloucester are gradually reopening and welcoming back visitors but with restrictions in place. Many businesses have followed government guidelines and made changes to ensure your safety. Booking may be essential for some experiences. Please visit the business' website before visiting.

Where can I visit now?

VisitEngland and the AA have both launched new industry standard marks as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to visitors. The industry standards are a way of letting you know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures and staff training. Keep an eye out for the marks when planning your trip online.

What Is Open?

Known Closures

 Hotels and Accommodation

Whilst a small number of hotels have been open during the lockdown to house key workers, the majority of accommodation providers have been closed but are seeking to reopen on 4 July whilst awaiting further gorvernment advice.


Please check their websites for up to date details on opening and for information on changes due to COVID-19.


Look out for VisitEngland's 'We're Good To Go' and the AA's 'Covid Confident' marks.

 Parks and Open Spaces

The majority of Gloucester’s parks including Alney Island Nature Reserve and Robinswood Hill Country Park are open to the public. 


See the list of all parks and open spaces.

 Information Box

From Friday 24 July you must by law wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets. People who do not wear a face covering will face a fine of up to £100 and a shop can refuse them entry.

Travelling to Gloucester Safely

Help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive. You must wear a face covering on public transport in England. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined.


  • Wear a face covering on public transport - it is now the law.
  • wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • keep your distance when you travel, where possible
  • avoid the busiest routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour

Parking

Public Transport

Stagecoach buses will have reduced capacity so that social distancing can be observed for your safety. Visit their COVID-19 webpage for advice on how to stay safe at the bus stop and on the bus. GWR Visit their COVID-19 webpage for advice on how to stay safe on trains and in stations.

Public Transport

Contact Us

Gloucester City Council
Gloucester
GL1 9FW