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Eat Out to Help Out

Support our local businesses by eating out. Get a 50% discount when you eat at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

Who's taking part?

We’ve gathered two versions for you to browse and decide where your next meal out will be. Over 150 eateries in Leeds and the surrounding area are taking part in the scheme, so you won’t be short of places to drop by.

How does the scheme work?

  • Grab up to a 50% discount on food or soft drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner).
  • The offer is available every Monday-Wednesday between 3 and 31 August.
  • You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.
  • The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments.
  • You can register your business with the scheme here.

Arts & Culture

Museums / Leeds Art Gallery

Closed until further notice. Virtual tours are available here museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/virtual-visit/

Café 164 Gallery

Gallery is closed until further notice.

Henry Moore

Re-opening to the public 1 September.

Theatres

Grand Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and Carriageworks closed until further notice.

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Open to the public Tuesday – Saturday 11.30am – 4.30pm. A Risk Assessment is in place and there will be a one way system in place with social distancing measures, Covid 19 Posters(outlining both staff and public procedures) and sneeze screens at the counter area.

Bars & Pubs

Bower's Tap

Taking Bookings/Open
Book via website: https://www.craft-pubs.co.uk/bowerstap-leeds

Brew Dog

Brownhill & Co/ Little Leeds Beerhouse

Open for takeaway and retail Wednesday – Saturday
Click and collect open Monday and Tuesday
Order online at https://littleleedsbeerhouse.com/

Crowd of Favours

Re-open. Opening hours the same. Reduced capacity & booking recommended.

Cuthbert Broderick

Dirty Martini

12 noon onwards bookings only

Doghouse Bar & Bagel Shop

Re-open 12pm – 12am

Hardy’s Cocktail bar

Thurs 3pm-11pm, Fri 3pm – 2am, Sat 3pm-2am, Sun 3pm-11pm

Headrow House

Open/Taking bookings
Safety measures listed and highly recommended booking via website: headrowhouse.com

Hedonist

Open/Taking bookings
To enquire about bookings email: [email protected]

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery Bar

Open Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm-midnight.
Hotham’s Gin School is open for ticketed events only, Saturdays 2-6pm.
Hand sanitiser stations available at the entrance/exit for your convenience.
We have introduced take home / disposable drinks menus with home delivery offers.
We accept contactless payments from all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard & American Express, as well as payments through Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Toilets are located upstairs and we’ve restricted the number of people allowed in at any time to observe social distancing.
Accredited by VisitEngland’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ Covid-19 Campaign.

Jake’s Bar & Still Room

Mon 5pm-2am/Sun, Tue-Wed 12pm-2am/Thu- Fri 12pm-3am/Sat 12pm-4am

Manahatta Greek St

Mojo

Nation of Shopkeepers

Neon Cactus

Mon 5pm-4am/Tue-Sat 12pm-4am/Sun 12pm-2am
Has twice the amount of outside furniture

Oporto

Mon 5pm-2am/Sun-Tue-Wed 12pm-2am/Thu 12pm-3am/Fri-Sat 12pm-4am
Has twice the amount of outside furniture

Outlaws Yacht Club

Re-open

Pexel Bar

Power, Corruption & Lies

Mon 5pm- 2am/Tue- Thu 12pm-2am/Fri- Sat 12pm-3am/Sun 12pm-2am
Has twice the amount of outside furniture

Roxy Ballroom

Re-opening from 1st August.
Can book online now with max groups of six. www.roxyballroom.co.uk/book-now/

Sela Bar

Re-opening plans coming but they have teamed up with their pizza partners The Pizza Bus to create make at home pizza kits. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAhxTZzHfs8/

The Griffin

Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri/Sat 11-11, Sun 5pm-10pm

The Maven

Re-open. Make a reservation on their website: https://www.themavenbar.com/

The Reliance

Re-open

The Swine That Dines

Planning to re-open August.
Three courses fully cooked and chilled for you to reheat at home and Swine Pies available to order and collect.
Order here: https://order-and-pay.online/tstd

Three Legs

Re-open

Tobacco Road

Re-open 3pm-11pm

Wardrobe

11am – 4pm then 5pm – 1am

Whitelock's Ale House

Open. Bookings only. Reduced food menu, card payments only. Book a table: https://linktr.ee/whitelocksleeds

Car Parks

Street Parking

City centre parking
Payment via the machines resumed at standard prices.
Payment via the ParkMobile app will resume at a temporarily discounted rate of £1 per hour or £5 per day. People are encouraged to use this method if possible to avoid touching the machines.
All charges will be suspended on Sundays and in the evenings.

Street Parking Teams

Street parking enforcement team are fully working in the city centre however to handle any illegal or inappropriate parking etc

CitiPark

Leeds Dock, Whitehall Road & Merrion Centre all open as normal. https://citipark.co.uk/car-parks/leeds

Leeds Dock CitiPark is offering stay through the week of up to 12 hours for £5.00, if you pre-book: https://citipark.co.uk/car-parks/leeds/clarence-leeds-dock

Crowne Plaza Car Park

Crowne Plaza Car Park – Car Park opening up to the general public.

Merrion Centre

On site CitiPark car park is fully open, to pre-book and download the app please visit: https://citipark.co.uk/

NCP Leeds Market

NCP Leeds Market open, has been throughout lockdown and operating normal tariffs

NCP The Core

NCP The Core, Wellington Place, open as normal, standard tariffs apply

Q-Parks

Q-Parks – Sovereign Square, The Light, Albion Street, St John’s – All operating as normal 24/7 www.q-park.co.uk

St Johns Centre

St Johns Centre, open fully, operating normal, pre-lockdown tariffs

Tetley Car Park

Tetley Car Park (Brewery Wharf) – CLOSED (Probably permanently too due to site developments by Vastint to create city park)

Trinity car park

Trinity car park, fully re-open, operating normal, pre-lockdown tariffs

Other parking

Sweet Street car park is now FREE: Sweet Street Leeds LS11 9BX

Coffee & Food

200 Degrees

Has re-opened. Sit in available.

42nd East Bakehouse

Open 10am – 6pm
Order via Website: https://42ndeastbakehouse.com/collections/bakehouse

Banh & Mee – Kirkgate Market

Back open in Kirkgate Market with contactless collection and social distanced queueing.

Barburrito

Open for delivery, takeaway and sit-in
Monday to Thursday 12-9, Friday & Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-9
Click and collect available where you can order online and collect from the store. Only card payments accepted

Brew Society

12-8 (coffee/non-alc) then 9pm walk up, restaurant style, alcohol served

Bubble Tea Cafe

Delivery, Delivering Sushi and more via Deliveroo, UBEReats and Just Eat.
https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/leeds/leeds-city-centre/bubble-tea-cafe

Café 164

Trading for takeaways & delivery services. Deliveries on Fridays – cut off for orders is on Wednesdays

Caffe Nero (Leeds City Side & Boar Lane)

Open for takeaway & Delivery. Cashless payment via app/Contactless only.

Chilli Shop Merrion Centre

Re-open and delivery. Order via their Facebook page or Twitter.

Doh'hut

No-Contact Collection / Delivery
Opening times available here: https://www.facebook.com/dohhut/photos/pcb.2961128550634746/2961128250634776/?type=3&theater

Eat Your Greens

Taking bookings/Collection & Local Delivery
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 4 – 9
Taking bookings via website: https://www.eatyourgreensleeds.co.uk/

Falafel Guys

Delivery available through Deliveroo, UberEats, and Just Eat

Fat Annies

Collection, Open 6 days a week, takeaways with contactless collection.

Fettle

Delivery/Collection
Thursday-Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-3pm
Brunch, lunch, and dinner can be ordered on Deliveroo or for collection at the cafe. Visit their website to order: http://fettle.uk/

Five Guys

Click and collect

Flamingos Coffee House

Takeaway/Collection
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 5pm for takeaways and groceries.

Fleur Cafe

Open, by booking only.

Friends of Ham

Open/Taking bookings
Call 0113 242 0275 to book.

Giraffe

Delivery + Click & Collect: giraffe.net/takeaway

Greggs

Re-open

Grumpy's Pizza

Open/Takeout & Collection
New opening times: Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 11pm & Sunday: 12pm – 9pm
More information on opening terms and how to book available on the website: https://www.grumpysleeds.co.uk/book-a-table

Humpit

Open with limited opening hours. For further information contact: [email protected]
Taking orders on Deliveroo: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/leeds/leeds-city-centre/humpit

IF Call Lane/ Vicar Lane

Open/Takeaway
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 3pm, Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.
Takeaways also available for collection and via Deliveroo: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/leeds/leeds-city-centre/graze
Taking bookings for bottomless brunch. For updates on this check https://www.instagram.com/ifupnorth/

Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom

Open for reservations. Fully licensed and serving the full menu, including Afternoon Teas.

Kanassa

Takeout & Collection
Open for takeaways. Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-3.30pm
Click and Collect service: https://www.kirkgatecollective.com/

Kapow! Coffee

The Calls & Thorntons Arcade stores open for takeaways. Monday – Friday 8am – 11am and 11:30am – 2pm.

La Bottega Milanese

Open (outdoor seating only)/ Takeout
Open with outdoor seating only for the time being.
Current opening hours: Weekdays: 9am – 4pm, Sundays: 10am-4pm

Laynes

Click and collect. Delivery or order at the door. Open Wed – Sat, 9am –3pm: laynesespresso.co.uk/onlineshop

Little Bao Boy

Tuesday – Sunday 12pm till 9:30pm and will be on deliveroo. Get your Bao Fix.

McDonalds

Re-open

Mc Noodle King

Available on deliveroo

Mr Mackerel Kirkgate Market

Open you can also order food via the Kirkgate Collective website for collection Saturday 6th June: https://www.kirkgatecollective.com/

Mrs Athas

Re-open

Nandos

Leeds Briggate (Click & Collect + Delivery) The Light (Delivery)

Nosh

Open

Pasta Romagna

Re-open

PizzaLuxe

Open for Click and Collect.
There is an offer for Leeds Workers where you can get 2-4-1 on any 12” pizza as long as you show ID for payslip.
You can get the offer and use their Click and Collect Service, which is available at (www.pizzaluxe.com).

Pizza Fella

Monday closed. Tues – Thursday 17:00 – 21:00, Fri 17:00 – 22:00, Sat – 12:00 – 22:00 and Sun 12:00 – 18:00.
Order on their website for collection: https://www.pizzafella.com/order-online

Pret

Leeds Infirmary and Lands Lane takeaway and delivery delivery.pret.co.uk

Rolands

Currently offering a delivery service to all Leeds postcodes as well as some BD, HX and HG postcodes too. Offering a range of bottled cocktails, beers and make at home piazza kits. www.rolandsleeds.co.uk

Roots & Fruits

Open.

Rudy's Pizza

Delivery/Collection
Order for Deliveroo in Leeds City Centre or you can come and pick your pizza up from their shop on New Station Street.
Also doing cook at home pizzas. More info on their website: https://www.rudyspizza.co.uk/

Starbucks

Leeds Station is open.

Stage Coffee

Open 9-3 Wednesday to Sunday.

Sukhothai

Take out & Delivery

The Domino Club

Currently offering a delivery service to all Leeds postcodes as well as some BD, HX and HG postcodes too. Offering a range of bottled cocktails, beers and make at home piazza kits. www.thedomino.co.uk

The Turks Head

Open

Trinity kitchen

Open for takeaway and delivery only.
https://trinityleeds.com/shops/trinity-kitchen

Wapentake

Open for takeaway and delivery.

Waterlane Boat House

Open. Book a table here: https://waterlaneboathouse.com/bookings/

Leeds Indies

A directory has been set up by Leeds Indie Food to keep you up to date on your favourite indies and their trading information. leedsindiefood.co.uk/

Hotels

Cosmopolitan

Re-open

Crowne Plaza

Open. No restaurant/spa

Dakota Hotel

Re-open

Hilton Doubletree

Re-open

IBIS Gateway

Re-open

IBIS Styles Leeds Arena

Re-open
Bar open 12pm – 11pm
Table service only & additional H&S measures are in place

Malmaison

Re-open – please make a telephone enquiry before visiting the hotel.
Room service available for food & drink.

Mercure Hotel

Re-open

Park Plaza

Re-open

Premier Inn

Re-open

Radisson

Re-open

Roomz

Re-open

Quebec Hotel

Re-open

The Queens

Re-open

The Wrens

Re-open

Travelodge - Vicar Lane

Re-open

The Met Hotel

Re-opening August

The Wren

Re-open

Restaurants

Ambiente Tapas

Taking Bookings
Book via website: https://www.ambiente-tapas.co.uk/leeds

Banyan

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Re-opening along with Patty Smith’s and Dough Boys.
Keep an eye on their Instagram for updates: instagram.com/belgravemusichall/

Bengal Brasserie

Mon to Saturday 5pm to 11pm , Sunday 12pm to 10pm

BiBis

Wed- Fri 5pm – 10pm, Sat 12pm – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 8pm

Bundobust

Re-open
Delivery/Collection, Order food on Deliveroo for delivery or collection Wednesday – Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

Chaophraya

7 days, 11am – 10pm.
Outdoor dining available, maximum 6 guests for booking.  Further details www.chaophraya.co.uk/covid-19
We have a one way system in place around the restaurant and are adhering to government guidelines on social distancing.
Hygiene Ambassador in place, Sanitising stations, Social distanced tables, Reduced menu, All table service/no bar service.

Estabulo Bar & Grill

Re-open. Taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Offers on the scheme are below;
Lunch: £9.48 (Veg option £6.48)
Dinner: £18.95 (Veg option £6.98)
5-8 years: £3.25
9-13 years: £6.75
Fish option: £9.98

Headrow House

Jake’s Bar & Still Room

Sun, Tue-Wed 12pm-2am, Thu- Fri 12pm-3am, Sat 12pm-4am, Mon 5pm-2am
Now taking reservations in all sites; guests advised to avoid visiting without a table booking
A 100% cashless system is now in place. Cash tips are not accepted and a tronc system introduced for card tips.
We are listed on UberEATS, Just Eat and we offer click and collect.
We will launch our own ‘Shopify’ platforms which will retail alcohol packages for guests to order and get delivered to their homes.
Shopify orders must be placed before 12pm for same day delivery which is offered just on Fri-Sat, OR placed before 12pm every day of the week for same day collection.

Knaves Kitchen

Mon 5pm-10pm / Tue-Sun 12pm-10pm

La Taberna

LIVINItaly - Cloth Hall Street

Tuesday- Thursday- 17:00-0:00
Friday-Saturday-12:00-01:00
Sundays- 12:00-23:00

LIVINItaly - Granary Wharf

Monday-Thursday- 12:00-23:00
Friday- 12:00-0:00
Saturdays-10:00-0:00
Sundays- 10:00-22:00

Miller & Carter

Re-open 12 – 9pm

Pieminister

Open with extra safety measures in place to keep you and staff safe. Open for eat-in and takeaway with a limited menu. You can also Book yourself a table so you don’t miss out.
Mothership Kits are available through their online shop – the restaurant experience, delivered to your door.

Restaurant Bar & Grill

Restaurant Davito

Sarto

Open via booking on the website.
Order on Deliveroo for delivery or collection: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/leeds/leeds-city-centre/sarto

Stockdales

Stuzzi

Open. Book via the website – http://www.stuzzi.co.uk/

Teppanyaki

Re-open
5:30pm – 9:30pm Tuesday to Sunday
Prebooking required

Tharavadu

Monday – Thursday 5-9:30 pm, Friday – Saturday 12-2 pm and 5- 10 pm.

The Brunswick

Open Tuesday to Sunday 13:00 – 21:00. Outside seating, takeaway and deliveroo.
Gift vouchers also available to buy online: https://www.thebrunswick.co.uk/gift-vouchers

The Ivy

Re-open

The Lost and Found Leeds Club

Thurs 12 – 12pm, Friday 12 – 1am, Sat 11am – 1am, Sun – Weds 12 – 11pm
A host will greet every guest to explain the safety precautions and new ways of ordering
Walk in guests are welcome, however booking is recommended as tables become booked very quickly

The New Conservatory

Monday-12–11pm, Tuesday-12–11pm, Wednesday-12–11pm, Thursday-12pm–12am, Friday-10am–1am, Saturday-10am–1am, Sunday 10am–11pm
Open for breakfast/brunch Friday-Sunday from 10am-1pm
Happy hour Sunday-Friday 5pm-7pm
Quiz every Monday from 7.30pm
A new menu has been introduced with everything homemade.

The Whitehall Restaurant & Bar

Monday to Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 8pm
Safe dining will be managed via reservations which will receive an E-menu to the email address provided
A quick temperature check may be carried out on arrival.

Trinity Kitchen

Turtle Bay

Vice and Virtue

Collection/Table Reservations
Taking table bookings but also still doing their finish at home food collection service. Head over to their website for details on both and to make a reservation: https://viceandvirtueleeds.co.uk/

Zaap Thai

Shopping

Trinity Leeds

  • Will be operating social distancing & directional route throughout the mall, queuing makers and signage will be in place for each shop and across the public areas, with hand-sanitiser stations, continuous cleaning services & the toilets will be open
  • Trinity Car Park fully re-open
  • Centre opening hours 10am-10pm
  • Trinity Kitchen open
  • Floor stickers/social distancing arrangements in place in the centre and car park
  • Toilets will be open- 50% capacity due to social distancing

Victoria Quarter & Victoria Gate

  • A full public area directed route system will be clearly marked out and in place & social distancing, queuing operations for each store throughout both malls.
  • Toilets will be in operation in Victoria Gate mall and regularly cleaned
  • Centre opening hours will be 10-7
  • John Lewis store open, all departments, including toilets fully operational.
  • Victoria/John Lewis Carpark fully open & operating normal, pre-lockdown tariffs & opening hours/24 hours will be fully cashless
  • Eastgate re-open.

Harvey Nichols

  • Re-opened.
  • Customers are being offered the opportunity to book a time slot to visit the store. Not only will these appointments give the benefit of a fast-track queuing system, but also the option of having a style advisor on hand to assist with any general enquiries or help to navigate the store.

Merrion Centre

  • Many stores are now open – for details please visit: merrioncentre.co.uk/pages/whats-open
  • On site CitiPark car park is fully open, to pre-book and download the app please visit: citipark.co.uk/
  • A full directional route is now in operation throughout the mall, with signage and markers to help shoppers and manage a queuing system for each shop
  • Normal opening hours are now in operation: Mon-Sat 6.30 – 8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Individual stores may operate temporary opening times to these.
  • Multiple cycle racks are available around the Merrion Centre
  • Some stores (e.g. Iceland) will transport your goods home (subject to min spend)
  • Ibis Styles Leeds City Centre Arena hotel which is still open for all key workers and ANY corporate business coming to the city.
  • Many cafes and restaurants are now offering takeaway/delivery services. For details visit merrioncentre.co.uk/food-on-the-go
  • For further details on planning your visit please visit  merrioncentre.co.uk/pages/useful-information

St John's Centre

  • Re-opened
  • Their car park is fully open and operating normal tariffs

Corn Exchange

  • Opening hours as normal. Mon Tues Weds Fri Sat: 10am – 6pm Thurs: 10am – 9pm Sunday: 1030am – 4.30pm
  • All toilets closed to the public.
  • Restricted or no seating in cafés and food outlets.
  • One way system in place around the building with an ‘in’ door and separate ‘out’ door on the balcony level.
  • Hand sanitiser stations positioned throughout.
  • Individual shops operating their own policies on safe numbers inside units at any one time.

Leeds Kirkgate Market

  • Leeds Kirkgate Market opening times are 8am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday and 7.30am to 4pm Thursday to Friday.
  • The market has put in place additional measures for the safety of staff, traders and customers and shoppers are being asked to shop safely, respect 2 metre distancing and use contactless payment where available. All traders have been provided with Government guidance and are operating their businesses safely, while following strict hygiene and cleaning regimes.
  • Our main central public toilets remain open and are being cleaned on a more regular basis.
  • The majority of food traders are now open for TAKEAWAY only.
  • The NCP car park is open and we have an offer at the market.  Spend £5 at the market and pay £4 for 2 hours.  Customers need to bring a receipt to the Market Office (opposite the NCP car park) to redeem.

The Core

  • Will be conforming to all social distancing standards and have a ‘Keep Right’ system on all mall space which is clearly marked by floor vinyls and barriers to help direct traffic in the correct way.
  • Sanitising stations at entrances and in lift lobby’s
  • Centre opening hours are 9am – 10pm (Monday to Saturday) and 10am – 8pm (Sunday)
  • Mall space has been zoned and is cleaned regularly by trained operatives
  • The NCP car park is fully open and access to the centre can be gained from Level 1. NCP are offering a pass of £5 for 24 hours in support of the campaign to get customers back into the city centre. More details can be found here: https://www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/5-for-24-hours-parking-offer/
  • Food Court. Currently have Graveleys, Roosters and Spuds 4 U offering takeaway and delivery food. They are all available on Deliveroo.
  • The Gym and The Hot Room remain closed until further notice. The Hot Room are still offering classes and various packages online. For further information please visit https://www.thehotroom.co.uk/
  • All tenants have their own procedures and safety systems in place. These procedures are clearly communicated by staff or signage on entry.

Wellington Place retail openings

Other shops

  • M&S Briggate,  Opening hours will be 8-8pm mon-fri, Sat till 7pm and Sun till 4pm. Queuing system outside a managed one-way system instore will be in operation to safely steer shoppers around.
  • TK Maxx open
  • House of Fraser open
  • Lloyds TSB bank, 9.30-3.30pm
  • Schuh, open 10-5pm Mon-Sat, 11-4 on Sun
  • Debenhams, open 9.30 – 5pm
  • Yorkshire Bank & Virgin Money 10-5pm
  • Yorkshire Building Society, Briggate,  9.30-2.30
  • Wilko, open 9 – 5pm
  • Superdrug, open 9 – 5pm
  • Boots, open 9 – 5pm
  • Sports Direct – Normal opening hours
  • YearDot Jewellers – open
  • Colours May Vary – Open 10-4 Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays)
  • Fabrication Crafts – Open with a one-way system in place, sanitisers upon entry and a Perpex screen at checkout
  • Vans – Now open
  • Yorkshire Soap Co. – now open
  • TK Maxx – Open until 9pm Mon-Sat
  • The Works (Kirkgate) – Now open
  • Bay Interiors – Open Thursday – Monday
  • Snow and Rock – 4th July
  • Dawson Music – 6th July
  • Crash Records – Open for browsing 10 – 5pm Monday – Saturday.
    For further information on restricted service in-store: https://www.crashrecords.co.uk/shop-re-opening-monday-15th-june-please-read-if-you-are-planning-to-visit-us/
  • JOY – Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
  • Luvyababes – 11th July onwards
  • Paperchase – 9th July
  • Slaters – Monday – Saturday 8:30-17:30,  (close at 19:30 Thursday), Sunday 11:00, 16:00

Travel

Bike Hub - Kirkgate Market

A temporary bike hub has been set-up at the Kirkgate Market 1981 hall. Open Monday to Friday between 7:30am to 6pm until 2 October 2020.
£10 to become a member which gives access to:

  • secure bike storage at the hub for members between Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm, or for £1 a day if you’re not a member
  • help and advice on how to maintain your bike
  • use of the pump to inflate your bike tyres regularly
  • being able to oil your bike chain
  • access to maps, information, getting around Leeds and general cycling advice

Bus routes

Bus operators will be back to 80-85% of ‘normal’ timetabled services but each bus will operate at a 20-25% occupation.
First Bus: Updates can be found here at https://www.firstgroup.com/leeds/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information

Leeds bus station

Fully operational with social distancing measures in place to assist waiting passengers.

Leeds Station

Fully operational with social distancing measures in place, clear signage and markers. Shops open. One way system in place around the station so plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

Rail travel

Trains running with distancing measures in place in Leeds. Masks to be worn.

Taxi services

There will be a supply of taxis (can be hailed or queue at a taxi rank) and private hire vehicles, but possibly not in the numbers you may have been used to in the past. If you are planning to travel by taxi or private hire it is best to contact your operator and pre-book, and check if they have any additional requirements, such as limits on the number of people per vehicle, and face coverings. This would be especially important if anyone from your group is a higher risk.

A number of taxi associations and private hire operators have fitted extra screens between the driver and passengers, and this may enhance your safety and risk of passing on or contracting Covid, but limits passengers to the back seats of vehicles.

Operators and taxi associations require drivers and passengers to wear face coverings, and may decline to take you if you are not wearing one.

Temporary road/pavement measures

Some changes to the roads/pavements- Council’s temporary footway widening schemes to accommodate social distancing on Mill Hill, Call Lane, St Paul’s Street, Great George Street and New York street, Boar Lane.

Walking and cycling

Walking and cycling will be prioritised, with more cycle parking provided.

Other road works

Permanent changes underway on City Square, The Headrow and Greek St. Corn Exchange due to start soon.

Visitor Safety

Helping visitors come back to Leeds city centre safely.

Queue System

A queue system will be in place for pedestrian areas on main streets, pavements have been widened e.g. Boar Lane to enable social distancing. Businesses are able to get FREE stickers from Leeds City Council.

Helpful Signage

Extensive signage, lamp-post flags, on-street markers and boards will direct people and remind shoppers of the core measures for staying safe.

Reduced Traffic

Changing delivery times for commercial vehicles (i.e. reducing them) to remove the danger of delivery vans and queuing people coming together on pedestrian areas, so access will stop between 9.00am and 7pm (previously 10.30 – 6pm)

Cleaning Teams

LeedsBID Street Rangers & council cleaning teams will disinfect benches, handrails & other street furniture to ensure health & safety but enable people to use them too.

Toilets

Open in most shopping centres & large stores and at Leeds Station.

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is available around the city and in stores – think about bringing your own so it’s always at hand.

Recycling

Please make use of the recycling points around the city. There are more than 80 on-the-go recycling bins – yellow for empty plastic & cans, orange for empty coffee cups. The Council are working extra hard to keep the bins clean.

Face Coverings

Certain areas in the city now require you to wear face coverings upon entry. This includes shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs.
Full government details can be found here.

Useful apps to keep safe

Whilst you’re in Leeds, different sources information is extremely useful to be just a click away. Here are some apps for you download which can help your visit to be a lot more stress-free.

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