Chichester Cathedral will open its doors for sightseeing from Saturday 1st August.
The Cathedral has made a number of changes to ensure that the public can visit the historic site safely. Measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 include the provision of hand sanitiser stations, an enhanced cleaning regime and all Cathedral staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks.
Those visiting can do so daily between 10.00am – 4.00pm. Upon arrival visitors can follow a one-way route around the Cathedral - an opportunity to discover the building’s 900 years history.
As a result of these changes, the Cathedral has been awarded the “Good to Go” mark by Visit Britain. The UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark demonstrates to visitors that an organisation is following government and public health guidance in relation to COVID-19.
The Cathedral is also hosting a revised schedule of services, which all are welcome to attend, and space is set aside for reflection and individual private prayer.
The Bishop’s Palace Gardens are also open to explore, and for those looking to spend more time in Chichester, the Cathedral’s Guest House, 4 Canon Lane, and self catered accommodation, are now taking bookings.