Re-opening Medway & Covid-19

We know there is still considerable uncertainty and making a trip out to explore everything Medway has to offer may still be difficult.  

Our priority is to protect the health and well-being of our residents and visitors. This page is designed to keep you updated about sites and buildings that have re-opened and those that remain closed. Track and trace and distancing measures are in place at many of the attractions that have re-opened. We recommend checking out individual attractions' websites before travelling.


Visitor Attractions

The following visitor attractions have now re-opened with safety measures in place.

The following visitor attractions currently remain closed:

Events cancelled in Medway 
In line with government's advice, Medway Council has cancelled all its events until to the end of 2020, including the Christmas Market, Dickensian Christmas Festival and Christmas lights switch on. Dickens 150 anniversary activities planned for 2020 have were replaced with the Virtual Dickens 150 campaign.


Shows at the Central and Brook Theatres in Chatham are being rescheduled. The Central Theatre pantomime Peter Pan, and the Brook Theatre Christmas production have also been postponed for 2020. See the latest theatre cancellation and rescheduling news

Greenspaces and Country Park

Medway's green spaces and country parks are now open to visitors. Play areas have also re-opened.

Coach Park

Medway's coach park at Curtis Way will be closed until the end of March 2021 as it is being used as a Covid-19 testing centre.


This page will be updated as soon as we receive details from our attractions across Medway.

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