We're Good to Go in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Plan your visit to Bury St Edmunds & Beyond and stay safe with our 'We're Good to Go' guide...

With businesses being given the go-ahead to re-open from 12 April, you're probably excitedly planning a spring/summer of days out and staycations. 

Many of our accommodation providers are offering flexible booking with options to change your booking or have a refund if Covid-19 restrictions change preventing you from taking your break. Please remember Hands, Face, Space when visiting our town and surrounding area.

To ensure you are safe, accommodation providers, attractions, restaurants and shops in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond have been going the extra mile, achieving the 'We're Good to Go' mark. Many of our places to stay are also offering flexible booking options so you can be reassured that if national regulations change, you can easily move your booking. 

The industry standard mark is awarded to businesses who have completed a self-assessment checklist, including risk assessments, social distancing and cleanliness protocols. So you can rest assured that you will be safe during your visit.

The following businesses in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond are proud to have gained the mark, and look forward to welcoming you back!


- Abbeygate Cinema

- Bury St Edmunds Guildhall

- Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides

- Curve Motion

- Greene King Beer Cafe

Kentwell Hall

Middle Earth Adventures

St Edmundsbury Cathedral


- Best Western Priory Hotel

- Blackboy Pub

- Garden Corner

Rede Hall Farm Park

- The Bushel

- The Fox Inn

- The Stable at Mullion Barn

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

West Stow Hall

West Stow Pods

- Wigwam Holidays Maglia Rosso

- Wylene Holiday Home

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, we’ve put together a few simple steps to help you enjoy your days out as safely as possible. Find out more by following #RespectProtectEnjoy and #BuryBouncingBack.

Things to consider before setting off...

☀️ When planning your trip, check that important facilities – like toilets and car parks – are open before you travel so you’re not caught short. 

☀️ If you are planning a visit to one of our attractions, please check online to see if you need to pre-book a time slot. You can find out more about the attractions on offer in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond with our 'Things to Do Guide'.

☀️ Some places may be extremely popular, so get off the beaten track and discover a hidden gem. If you arrive and there are lots of other people there, remember social distancing guidance and ideally find somewhere else to visit which is less busy or which has the facilities to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.

☀️ Keep two metres apart from anyone outside your household (one metre plus from the 4th July) – this not only applies to walking, but running, cycling, sitting, shopping and sunbathing too.

☀️ As well as your happy memories, please take all rubbish away with you.

☀️ Wear a face covering at all times when using public transport.

☀️ Remember your bank card; many outlets and shops are currently only accepting cashless payments.

☀️ Pubs and restaurants may be taking bookings only - Please call or email ahead to find out, you may be turned away if you arrive without a booking. You can find out more about places to eat and drink with our 'Eating & Drinking Guide'. 

☀️ If you're planning a stay, please book in advance and check your accommodation providers Ts & Cs and the procedures put in place to keep you safe during your stay. Take a look at our 'Places to Stay Guide'to plan your break. 

☀️ 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. For information on travel and transport, take a look at our 'Getting Here & Getting Around Guide'.

☀️ What to do if you fall ill whilst on holiday - you can find useful information on what to do in this scenario here;

Respect, Protect, Enjoy

Bury St Edmunds and the Wool Towns of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare are nestled amongst the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Please #RespectProtectEnjoy by:

🌿 Keeping our outdoor spaces looking beautiful by putting all rubbish in the nearest bins or taking it home if bins are full. 

🌿 Show consideration for our wildlife - whilst enjoying the great outdoors more, you’re likely to come across wildlife. 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. 

🌿 Not using disposable barbecues as they risk causing wildfires – visit one of the many eateries and leave the cooking to the professionals instead!

🌿 Stick to designated footpaths and follow local signage for restrictions on routes.

🌿 Take a look at the Countryside Code before setting off.

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