UK (SOAS University of London) London under the COVID-19 epidemic: the latest information and suggestions

British official COVID-19 and guide for safe travel in London
London has now entered the fourth step of the British Government’s road map.
If you want to take public transportation, please plan ahead and travel in less crowded time – by bike or on foot as much as possible.
You must wear a mask at Transport for London (TfL) stations and on all transport services, including subways, trains and buses.
Find the latest information on the official website of the British government.

London has now entered the fourth step of the British Government’s road map.
Please ensure that you follow the latest government guidelines and take responsible action when you go out.
If you can’t visit London yet, you can still feel the London style on the sofa through our virtual London guide. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Can I travel to London?
There are still some restrictions on those who travel to London from outside the UK.
International tourists from certain countries are currently prohibited from entering England.
Make sure to follow the rules on self isolation, provide contact information and be tested before traveling. When you depart from some countries/regions, you need to be isolated in the hotel for another 10 days.
For more information, you can click on everything you need to know about going to England, including the latest rules for entering England from the country: red, yellow and green lists.
The latest blocking rules of London COVID-19 epidemic

What is the current guidance plan in London?
London has entered the fourth step of the British government’s road map.
If you want to travel, please plan in advance and avoid taking public transport, and walk or ride a bike as much as possible.
You should wear masks in crowded places. Masks must be worn at Transport for London (TfL) stations and on all services (including subways, buses, trams and DLRs).
There is no longer any legal limit on the number of people you meet indoors and outdoors. However, the British government recommends that you continue to minimize your social contact.
Learn more about the current COVID-19 epidemic in London.

What are the steps to lift the London blockade?
The British government is taking four steps to ease the blockade of London and the rest of England.
Step 1: From March 29, you can meet up to 6 people or two families outdoors.
Step 2: From April 12, all stores can reopen in London. You can visit outdoor attractions such as zoos and drive in cinemas, or sit in outdoor entertainment places to have dinner or drink. Self service accommodation can also welcome guests from the same family or the same “mutual help bubble”.
Step 3: From May 17, you can meet up to 6 people or 2 families indoors and up to 30 people outdoors. You can visit the city’s indoor attractions, entertainment and entertainment venues, including museums, galleries, pubs, bars, restaurants and theaters. Accommodation throughout London can also be reopened.
Step 4: The dance floor can be reopened from July 19. There are no legal restrictions on the number of people you can meet.
For more information, please see the UK Government’s full road map to lift the blockade.

London attractions, venues and activities
Scenic spots, bars, restaurants, shops, theaters, hotels and nightclubs in London will be opened after COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, but some places may still be closed.
Learn where and when London opens.
You should ask the site directly for more information about admission requirements, masks and special safety measures before visiting.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some major activities in London may have been postponed, cancelled or transferred online.
Look at some activities in London after the blockade.

Advance ticket
Most attractions and events must be booked in advance.
If the tickets for your performances, activities or attractions must be changed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, your ticket provider will contact you to discuss replacement or refund options.
If you are unwell or self isolated at the time of booking, please contact your ticket supplier to discuss options.
If you have passed visitlondon To book tickets, please refer to these booking FAQs for more information and contact information.
Accommodation in London
There are many things you can do in London during your fun stay. Read our tour guide to London to find more inspiration for your trip, from family activities and food fun to popular attractions and wonderful activities in the capital.
Be sure to read the latest guide to planning a holiday in England, which includes details about what to do if you feel unwell during your trip.

Guidelines for keeping safe
Visit the official website of the British government to get all the latest COVID-19 guidelines, including how to protect yourself and others.
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Masks must be worn at TfL stations and on all services (including subways, buses, trams, DLR, Overground and TfL Rail).
The British government also recommends wearing masks in crowded places to help you protect yourself and others during your visit to London.
Find out more about masks.

Public transportation
If you use public transportation, please travel in quieter time to get more space, and wear masks in all TfL services. Or consider cycling or walking.
Plan ahead and visit London safely with the TfL Go app, which helps you plan the best route and travel outside peak hours.
In the whole TfL network, anti-virus disinfectants, hand sanitizer stations and fresh air ventilation equipment will be used on buses, trains and subways for regular cleaning to help you travel safely in London.
For the latest travel information, please visit TfL’s website.

Protect yourself and others
If you feel unwell while travelling in London, there is a specific procedure for anyone who has symptoms – find full information on the UK government’s official website.
You can also seek further advice on the NHS website, including how to obtain a free COVID-19 test.
To help prevent the spread of viruses, make sure you:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are tested, please isolate yourself immediately.
Wear masks in crowded public places and when taking public transportation. This measure applies to all TfL services and stations.
Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds throughout the day. If you do not have access to water, use hand sanitizer.
When sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands).
Follow the UK government’s guidance on ways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.