Know Before You Go

From 2 December 2020 Durham will move into Tier three restrictions. 

In line with government guidance, Durham is now operating under Tier 3 restrictions, meaning many of our brilliant business unfortunately remain closed or only able to re-open partially. 

Accommodation and indoor attractions will remain closed during this time, however hospitality businesses can provide takeaway services, non-essential shops will re-open and some outdoor events and attractions can re-open.    

Full details of the new Tier 3 measures can be found on the UK Government website. 

Durham's group-friendly attractions, accommodation and tour guides will welcome you with open arms once again when it’s safe for all of us to travel freely. 

The health and safety of Durham’s visitors and residents is important to us, and we will continue to regularly share ongoing advice related to the coronavirus outbreak on our website.

To stay up to date with group travel news from Durham follow Discover Durham on twitter or sign up to our e-newsletter.  

Know Before You Go 

Planning a future group visit to Durham? Make sure you ‘know before you go’! 

Following the temporary closure of certain businesses from 2 December 2020, others may reopen with different opening times, pre-booking requirements and facilities. We advise everyone to check directly with businesses prior to travel.

Durham is Good to Go

Durham’s tourism businesses have taken every step to ensure they are Covid-secure and will be ready to welcome groups back once restrictions have ended.   

Many businesses across the county have signed up to VisitEngland’s  'Good to Go' industry standard, demonstrating that they are adhering to Government and Public Health guidance and have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment. The standard indicates that they have clear processes in place to ensure groups have a safe visit.

The AA have also launched a Covid Confident accreditation scheme indicating to customers that businesses have in place the necessary risk assessment and measures to re-open safely in line with the respective government guidelines.

Look out for the symbols when searching for group-friendly attractions, accommodation and tours to enjoy on a future group visit to the county. 

Further Information

  • Durham’s official Visitor Contact Centre are on hand to help. The experienced team have excellent knowledge of the county and can help you plan your group visit. Call 0300 26 26 26 or email visitor@thisisdurham.com
  • Receive the latest group travel news from across the county by signing up to the Discover Durham e-newsletter
  • The latest coronavirus guidance and support for the public can be found on the UK Government website