Plan Your Stay FAQs

Everything you need to know before staying in Norwich

After staying inside for so many months it’s wonderful that we can once again start planning and booking domestic breaks and holidays. All the questions and answers here are based on the Government’s roadmap for coming out of lockdown announced 22 February. Please bear in mind certain conditions must be met to meet the dates laid out. Click here for full details.

 

We must still also adhere to “Hands, Face, Space” at all times and continue wearing face coverings in indoors (not at home) as well as on public transport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book a domestic holiday or break?

Bookings can be made for domestic travel however please refer to the questions below about where you can stay and when. When booking it is advisable to check the cancellation policy of your accommodation before confirming your reservation.

Last year VisitEngland launched We’re Good To Go a hospitality and tourism industry safety mark. Businesses who apply are awarded the mark when they follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. ‘We’re Good to Go’ shows that extra steps have been taken to keep you safe.

If you want to take a domestic break in 2021, we suggest you book early because popular dates such as summer, bank holidays and school holidays will be busy. If you are able to travel outside peak times and during traditionally low season, then this is a good option. The last 14 months has proved that enjoying our beautiful country can be done even in colder months – we just need the right clothes to do it!

When can I travel again?

UK domestic holidays will resume no earlier than 12 April for self-contained holidays away from home. Only members of the same household can travel. Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customers sitting outdoors including serving alcohol. Non-essential retail will also open as well as zoos and theme parks.

Remember restaurants, pubs and attractions will remain closed indoors.

When can I stay in a hotel or B&B?

Domestic stays in hotels, hostels and B&Bs can happen no earlier than 17 May. At this point too, pubs, restaurants, and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors. Museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas can open also.

Six people or two households can meet indoors and people in groups of up to 30 can meet outdoors.

Remember we must still adhere to “Hands, Face, Space” at all times.

We’re Good to Go – VisitEngland industry mark

Last year VisitEngland launched We’re Good To Go a hospitality and tourism industry safety mark. Businesses who apply are awarded the mark when they follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. ‘We’re Good to Go’ shows that extra steps have been taken to keep you safe.

I want to make the most of my time in Norwich, where should I think about staying?

Norwich is a wonderful city to take a break, and there is plenty to do over a weekend or even for stays of 7 nights or more. Norwich is the only city in the country within a national park, The Broads, so it’s a very green city with lots of outdoors options for picnics, walking, cycling, nature and messing about on the water.

Team this with extraordinary architecture, experiences, attractions, cobbled streets and culture and you have a holiday to keep every age fulfilled and entertained for the duration. Norwich is also a short drive from stunning country houses, family attractions, large nature reserves and long walking and cycling routes so there are plenty of fun days out from the city too.

Did you also know Norwich is very close to the Norfolk coast? You can easily spend a day at the beach – even an evening stroll with a fish and chip supper – at Sheringham, Cromer, Winterton and Great Yarmouth. Or perhaps consider a 2-centre holiday and stay longer to enjoy it all. Take a look at the North Norfolk coast like Holkham.

Other day trips include a short drive to Wroxham where you can hire day boats on the water to visit Broads like Coltishall and Salhouse. As soon as you step aboard you get a real sense of calm and adventure.

Of course, everything you plan to do on holiday this year is subject to being safe and open.

Check out our See & Do section to plan your next trip

What should I do if I feel unwell?

If you feel unwell, have a temperature, have a persistent cough or other COVID-related symptoms we recommend that you immediately get a COVID-19 test. You can order a self-test kit online, or attend a drive-through testing site, please check here for more information. Test results usually come back within 24-hours. Until you have your results, it is best to isolate from others.