Nottingham reopens safely

Welcome back to your city

Nottingham will start to carefully and safely reopen to more people from 15 June 2020 as lock down restrictions are eased and new arrangements are put in place to make it possible.

The City Council is working with the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), retailers and other local businesses to ensure the city centre and neighbourhood shopping areas can successfully start to reopen.

A range of measures are being put in place to enable you to move around public places in the city safely.

We know it’s exciting to come back into the city centre, but of course things aren’t fully back to normal and we all need to bear in mind that the virus is still prevalent which means we need to proceed cautiously and above all safely:

  • wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser when available
  • give space – stay safe! Maintain social distancing (2-metres apart)
  • keep left on pavements and pedestrianised areas
  • due to a limited number of customers allowed inside, queues may take a while longer – please be patient!
  • use contactless payment wherever possible
  • litter bins have been replaced with stainless steel bins so you can pop your litter into a bin without touching it. The remaining Big Belly Bins (with handles) are being cleansed more frequently along with street furniture e.g. benches
  • green man timings on pedestrian crossings have been altered so you don’t have to wait as long after pressing the button and have longer to cross
  • Our City Centre CPOs will be available to provide advice and guidance and will also be monitoring footfall and pedestrian flow throughout the city centre.

Anyone developing symptoms of the virus is advised to stay at home and follow the national guidelines.


Greyhound Street public toilets
Staffed public toilets will reopen from Monday 15 June: 9am – 5pm
Please enter the toilets from Smithy Row and exit onto King Street.
You will also be expected to use hand sanitiser provided at the entrance.

Travel and transport

Your local transport operators are also running services in a different way to ensure everyone can get around safely and easily.

From Monday 15 June, Government guidance is that face coverings must be worn on public transport.

Passengers are advised if possible to travel off-peak and use contactless payment, as well as cleaning hands before and after journeys and maintaining a two-metre distance where possible.

Please visit for more information.

Other Council services

Find out how lock down is easing, as council services and public spaces reopen safely in a phased way in Nottingham.

Nottingham received £294,601 from a total of £50m being provided nationally from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) that the Government is making available to councils to support businesses to re-open safely.

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