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Medway & Covid-19

Medway's attractions have begun to re-open in line with the Government's roadmap for easing Coronavirus lockdown restrictions. 

Outdoor sports and leisure activities and many outdoor attractions such as zoos, outdoor dining and non-essential shops, along with indoor children's activities, have already re-opened, with safety measures and restrictions in place.

Indoor attractions and leisure activities, domestic overnight stays and outdoor entertainment are scheduled to resume from 17 May, again with safety measures and restrictions in place.

We recommend checking individual attractions' websites before travelling, and look forward to welcoming you to Medway soon.


April's English Festival and May's Rochester Sweeps Festival are not going ahead in 2021. Future events beyond the end of May 2021 are being kept under review by Medway Council.

Event organisers are advised to think carefully before going ahead with any public gatherings due to the legal requirement to protect public safety. Find out more.  

Visitor Attractions


Shows at the Central and Brook Theatres in Chatham are being rescheduled but booking is open for shows scheduled for later in the year and beyond.  See the latest theatre cancellation and rescheduling news

Greenspaces and Country Parks

Medway's green spaces and country parks are now open to visitors. Play areas are also open and cafes open for takeaway.

Riverside Country Park

Capstone Country Park

Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve

RSPB nature reserves at Cooling and Cliffe

Coach Park

Medway's coach park at Curtis Way remains closed while it is being used as a Covid-19 testing centre.

For more information and advice on COVID-19 and how to stay safe visit Medway Council's Coronavirus pages.