Plan ahead and visit North East Lincolnshire with confidence
As lockdown restrictions have been eased, many of our tourism and hospitality businesses have been working hard to welcome you back for an enjoyable and safe stay. They have been reviewing their premises and changing working practices in order to operate safely.
Things may be a little different to the normal and it is therefore important that you are aware of these and plan ahead so you’re in the know before you go. Our public toilets are open. You can find out more information on locations and charges on North East Lincolnshire Council’s website.
Not everything will be open and some businesses may have altered their opening hours. We recommend that you check opening times and COVID-secure arrangements for visitors in advance. Remember to bring your contactless card as many outlets are only accepting cashless payments.
The health and safety of visitors and residents is of paramount importance to us and we want to share ongoing advice related to COVID-19.
- Find the latest information on the UK government website
- Check your plans before you travel as opening hours may vary
- Check directly with venues, businesses and attractions for up to date information.
- Please stay alert when you leave home. Wash your hands regularly, maintain social distancing guidelines and follow the Government guidance on staying safe when outside your home,
- For travellers who need medical advice, use the 111 online coronavirus service to get more information
We’re Good to Go
VisitEngland has launched a new industry standard mark as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to visitors. The industry standard is 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 in relation to COVID-19.
Many businesses across North East Lincolnshire have signed up to the scheme demonstrating that they are adhering to the guidance so please keep an eye out for the mark when planning your trip online.
Do check each individual business’s website or social media for the most up to date information about the measures in place such as pre-booking, non contact payments and smaller groups.
How to respect, protect and enjoy Cleethorpes and North East Lincolnshire
When out and about, we need to remember to look after ourselves, one another and the environment around us. So, to make sure we’re all doing our bit to tread lightly and travel responsibly, here are a few simple steps to help you enjoy your days out as safely as possible. Find out more by following #respectprotectenjoy.
- When planning your trip, check that important facilities – like toilets and car parks – are open before you travel so you’re not caught short. Public toilets in Cleethorpes and North East Lincolnshire are open for use and all of our car parks are too.
- If you have an attraction in mind, please check online to see if you need to pre-book a time slot.
- Some places may be extremely popular, so get off the beaten track and discover a hidden gem that you can brag to friends about.
- Keep two metres apart from anyone outside your household – this not only applies to walking, but running, cycling, sitting and sunbathing too.
- Wear your face covering at all times when on public transport like buses, trains, taxis, and minicabs as well as in shops.
- If driving, plan your route and check your vehicle before you set off.
- Make sure you have a bank card; many outlets are currently only accepting cashless payments – and you don’t want to miss out on that ice cream!
- Take hand sanitiser with you – you don’t know where will be open for you to wash your hands.
- Leave the car behind where possible and visit nearby attractions by walking or cycling.
And here are a few more for you to bear in mind when exploring England’s outdoor spaces:
- Let’s try our best to keep our outdoor spaces looking beautiful by putting all rubbish in the nearest bins or taking it home if bins are full.
- Whilst enjoying the great outdoors more, you’re likely to come across wildlife (cute!). Try not to disturb them, or any farm animals for that matter. Keep your four-legged friend on a lead and remember to bag and bin any mess they leave behind.
- Do not use disposable barbecues as they risk causing wildfires – get a takeaway burger instead.
- Stick to designated footpaths and follow local signage for restrictions on routes.