• Know before you go

Know before you go

Respect, protect, enjoy

Before you travel, know before you go!

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting the Suffolk coast this year it's likely to be very busy, even into the autumn and winter months. Please book accommodation in advance, and be aware that although attractions, shops, restaurants, pubs and other tourism and hospitality businesses will be open, they may still decide to have restrictions in place to ensure they keep guests and staff as safe as possible, and do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus. Many attractions, pubs and restaurants may need you to book in advance, so please be prepared!

You can find out the latest and upcoming advice and information on Covid-19 here.

We suggest that you...

  • Test yourself and your family before setting out and while you are here on the Suffolk Coast. Find information on how to get tested here; maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

  • Get your Covid-19 vaccination when offered and make it a priority before you set out on holiday; ideally 14 days before hand so you have the most protection.

  • Help local health services by bringing your medication with you and calling your own GP if needed whilst away.

  • Please call 111 instead of turning up at a hospital, unless it’s a life-threatening emergency. Our hospitals are working at full capacity, and with a higher than usual number of people visiting because of travel restrictions, we need your help to protect them from being overwhelmed.

  • Be aware of the anxiety some may be feeling as they emerge from restrictions.

  • Respect those who choose to wear masks.

You can find the latest information on how to stay safe and help to prevent the spread of Covid-19 here.

Love it like a local - respect, protect & enjoy!

To look after yourself, others, the environment, and our local communities, and to ensure you have the best holiday, please remember the following:

Book:  Book ahead, and like last year it’s not just the accommodation that you may need to book in advance, dining out, attractions and activities are all going to be busy. Book ahead to ensure you get the most out of your stay and are not disappointed.

Respect:  Please respect the countryside by keeping to the Countryside Code and respect local communities, as well as other visitors, by always showing tolerance and patience. Across the region you may encounter staff shortages and delays in shops, restaurants, pubs and other establishments. Please be understanding and accept that people are doing the very best they can in unusual circumstances.

Protect:  Just because Step 4 has done away with limits on social contact, and there are no restrictions on how many people can meet in any setting, indoors or outdoors, don’t forget that the COVID virus is still with us. Please continue to follow the public health guidance; Hands, Face, Space and respect the wishes of tourism and hospitality businesses if they have specific guidelines in place.

Enjoy:  Have a fabulous time!  Please be mindful of others and be patient! Now more than ever we all want to be able to relax, unwind and spend quality time with family and friends. 

Watch our lovely film full of locals here for some more inspiration!

Useful tips and information...

Planning to visit? Check out our Towns and Villages section.

Planning to stay overnight? Check out our Where to Stay section.

Planning to visit an attraction? Check out our Things to Do Section.

Planning to eat and drink out? Check out our Food and Drink section.

Looking for offers and late availability? Check out our Special offers section.

Planning a spot of retail therapy? Check out our Shopping section.

Planning to get married? Check out our Wedding section.

Look out for the ‘We’re Good to Go’ logo - Look for the VisitEngland Covid-19 accreditation scheme logo across the website. The scheme means businesses can demonstrate have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place. You can find out more here: www.visitbritain.com/gb/en/know-before-you-go-uk

Good to Go VisitEngland Accreditation Scheme