On this page, you’ll find information related to the coronavirus pandemic and relevant national measures which will affect any planned visit to Southampton. Given the fast-changing nature of the current situation, the information on this page may change at any time.
COVID-19 (caused by coronavirus) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. If you are unsure of what COVID-19 is or need medical advice please go to the NHS page here. If you think you may have any of the symptoms please call 111.
All businesses are open for business in Southampton including:
We encourage everyone to remember the importance of socially responsible behaviours to keep you and your families safe from COVID-19. Symptoms may present similarly to those of the common cold/flu, and so following these key health behaviours is vital. Airborne transmission is crucial as this is how the virus spreads, so think about measures you can take to stop this from happening.
Face coverings are not mandatory in any indoor or outdoor settings but you may wish to wear one to keep yourself and others safe. Some sectors and businesses such as public transport providers may also strongly advise wearing a face covering. Please be respectful of others and their choices.
Testing twice a week will help make sure you don’t have COVID-19, reducing the risk to those around you. Rapid lateral flow testing is now available free to anybody without symptoms. You can get your tests from pharmacies, testing sites, employers, schools, colleges and universities. You can also order tests to be delivered to your house. Find out more and order your tests here.
Please remember, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 you should continue to get a PCR test - book one here.
Vaccinations are now available to take and booster jabs are available for certain age groups. Although not mandatory we encourage you to get your vaccination as soon as you can to help protect yourself and others.
In terms of operators serving Southampton, please see links below for some specific updates:
Bus & Coach Travel
Ferry & Crusie
Cruise Travel - the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all but essential travel abroad, including cruises, until further notice. If your planned cruise is essential travel please contact your cruise line to check if you can still travel.
If you are a business in Southampton and need information head to our GO! Southampton COVID-19 page for businesses support and guidance.
You can also find the latest guidance and support for tourism businesses during COVID-19 on the Visit England Business Advice Hub.
*Information correct as of 12th Februayr 2022*