When visiting Ipswich, it's important that you're following the latest social distancing guidance to help keep yourself, your loved ones and the rest of the community safe and healthy.

  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser
  • Wear a face covering in shops, shopping centres, public transport and any other business that asks you to
  • Stay apart from people not from your household, atleast 1m but ideally 2m
  • Track & Trace, some businesses will need to take your details as part of the NHS Track & Trace system


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10pm closing time

Following the most recent Government guidance, all pubs, bars, restaurants and hospitality venues must close to the public at 10pm. When visiting a food or drink business in Ipswich, be aware that serving times may be earlier to allow for the 10pm closure.

  • Order as soon possible to ensure you get served in plenty of time
  • Be prepared for reduced capacity to allow for social distancing
  • Be kind to waiting staff
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Some public toilets are closed because they are not able to allow customers to be socially distanced. The following public toilets in Ipswich are open to the public:

  • Buttermarket Centre
    9am-8pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Major's Corner (near the Regent Theatre)
    10am-4pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Christchurch Park (east side of the park)
    11am-5pm, weekdays / 11am-7pm, weekends

If you want to check whether any other shop or business have their public toilets open, simply give them a call.


All car parks in the town centre are open, however some may have a reduced capacity to allow customers to maintain social distancing when getting in and out of their vehicles.