How are we keeping you safe? | Salisbury Cathedral

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We are open for scheduled public worship and general visiting but ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Details here


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How are we keeping you safe?

Extensive cleaning and Covid-19 safety measures have been put in place and the Cathedral has achieved Visit Britain's 'Good to Go' Covid-19 industry standard for visitor attractions, confirming that clear processes are in place to protect the safety of our worshippers, visitors, staff and volunteers.

  • We have moved to a pre-booking system to manage numbers and allow for social distancing in line with government and Church of England guidelines. to social distance rules and regulations. This is 2 metres apart from anyone not in your family group

  • All staff, volunteers, visitors and worshippers are required to wear a face covering inside the Cathedral.

  • Special cleaning procedures have been put in place and hand sanitiser placed at strategic points throughout the Cathedral

  • All touch screens have been removed and surfaces are regularly wiped

  • Our toilets are now gender neutral and have been organised to facilitate social distancing, They are regularly cleaned

  • No guiding is permitted in the Cathedral and all Cathedral guided tours have been suspended

  • Individuals from your group must adhere to social distancing rules when queueing on arrival  – there are markers on the floor – and inside the Cathedral. This means self-guiding as individuals, couples or families – not moving around the building as a large mixed group

  • We suggest that visitors wear a face covering during their time at the Cathedral, as it is strongly advised by the Church of England. Face coverings must be worn in the Cathedral Shop, in line with Government guidelines

  • We have a one-way system in operation and plenty of staff and volunteers to help your visitors out on the day


Our message is simple: RESPECT other people, PROTECT yourself and above all ENJOY your visit. It’s great to have you back.