Everything you can do in Gloucestershire from 17 May 2021

A key date in the easing of England’s Covid restrictions, Monday 17 May 2021 has finally arrived – and, as well as hugging, here’s exactly what you can do in Gloucestershire from today…

Hug! We can finally hug loved ones! But once we’ve made the personal decision whether to squeeze our BFFs, what else can we do after Monday 17 May 2021 in Gloucestershire?

As step three in the easing of restrictions – one of the biggest dates in England’s roadmap out of lockdown – hits Gloucestershire, find out how the new rules will affect people across the county.


Socialising in Gloucestershire

Up to six people or two households will be able to meet indoors and up to 30 people outdoors, meaning those anticipated garden parties are now a go – providing the British weather co-operates.


Indoor hospitality in Gloucestershire

Pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels across Gloucestershire can finally officially welcome customers inside now, hooray – with some rules and restrictions in place.

Choose your circle wisely, with six people or two households now able to dine together. It will be with table service only, so no ordering from the bar just yet. Plus, everyone in the group will now have to check-in on the NHS Covid app.

Check out 13 great cocktail bars in Gloucestershire for some sparkling inspiration for places to celebrate the easing of restrictions.


Indoor entertainment in Gloucestershire

From Monday 17 May 2021, the majority of indoor entertainment can reopen across Gloucestershire. This includes theatres, cinemas, museums, bowling alleys and children’s play facilities.

One of the first shows at the Everyman Theatre, is social distanced comedy from Al Murray, for example.

Cineworld is reopening its cinemas in Cheltenham and Gloucester from Wednesday 19 May 2021. With independent cinemas across the county including Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester also reopening.

For some ways to burn off small people’s energy, see SoGlos’s round-up of Gloucestershire soft play centres which have reopened now too.


Outdoor entertainment in Gloucestershire

From Monday 17 May 2021, all remaining outdoor entertainment across Gloucestershire can also reopen, including outdoor cinemas, outdoor theatre and music performances, as well as sporting events – with capacity limitations.

Just a few of the things to get excited about in Gloucestershire, include outdoor cinema at Cowley Manor, Frank Turner’s The Gathering summer festival and Comedy in the Park at Gloucester Park.


Weddings and life events in Gloucestershire

Get those outfits ready, with government guidance from Monday 17 May 2021 stating that you are now able to attend life events, including weddings, in groups of up to 30.


Travel abroad from Gloucestershire

The ‘Stay in the UK’ restriction has been lifted and people will be able to travel to green list countries, if they permit inbound travel from Monday 17 May 2021.

For holidays closer to home, however, gorgeous hotels have reopened across Gloucestershire, check out 10 luxurious family staycations in the Cotswolds and 25 of the best camping spots in Gloucestershire too.


By Michelle Fyrne


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