As the fourth and final step in the roadmap out of lockdown in England, Covid restrictions in Gloucestershire and across the country end on Monday 19 July 2021.
As well as the end of social distancing and the rule of six, nightclubs and theatres will finally be able to reopen and restrictions on large events such as festivals will be lifted too – with SoGlos sharing everything you can enjoy in Gloucestershire from what’s been dubbed ‘Freedom Day’.
After months of waiting, the doors to clubs in Gloucestershire will finally be open, allowing locals to enjoy buzzing nightlife once again. With the rules on one metre-plus social distancing and face coverings lifting, people will be free to mingle without breaching regulations.
Why not make your first night out after lockdown extra exciting by visiting Cheltenham’s newest club Home and Botanic which will finally be opening on Monday 19 July 2021.
It’s been a particularly difficult time for couples who have been hoping to get hitched over the last year, having to keep numbers extremely low and changing plans for many spouses-to-be.
Monday 19 July 2021 will see the return of large weddings, with the announcement confirming that social distancing and face masks will no longer be required – so guests can mix, dance and enjoy themselves on the special day.
Check out SoGlos’s pick of the most affordable wedding venues in the Cotswolds if you’re planning a post-lockdown wedding.
If there’s one thing Gloucestershire is known for, its festivals – with Cheltenham even being known as The Festival Town!
And there are so many festivals returning to the county this summer 2021, including Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta, Sausage and Cider Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, The Cotswold Show and Food Festival, The Big Feastival, Witcombe Cider Festival, Gloucester Goes Retro and Cheltenham Literature Festival – which is set to return to full capacity events this October 2021.
Theatres, concert venues, and sports arenas will all be able to welcome visitors back with no limit on the number of people attending – so Gloucestershire’s theatre lovers can enjoy some of the many brilliant shows on the stage this summer and support an industry which has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.
See The Play That Goes Wrong at the Everyman Theatre in July 2021, with Absurd Person Singular, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain and the return of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert in August 2021. There’s also An Evening with Martin Mucklowe at Cirencester’s Sundial Theatre also in August 2021 and Wind in the Willows at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury in September 2021.
The time has finally come where we can meet up in groups of more than six – indoors AND outdoors. From backyard barbecues to big nights out; watching footy at the pub to enjoying a Sunday roast with the whole family at your favourite Cotswold pub, get ready for plenty of emotional reunions!
The ‘Stay in the UK’ restriction has been lifted, meaning holidaymakers will be able to travel to green list countries, if they permit inbound travel.
But with so much on offer right here in Gloucestershire, there’s plenty of places for a holiday closer to home if you’re not quite ready to travel abroad. See SoGlos’s handpicked selection of gorgeous hotels in Gloucestershire, 10 luxurious family staycations in the Cotswolds and 25 of the best camping spots in Gloucestershire for some staycation inspiration.
By Zoe Gater
Friday 09 July 2021
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