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Latest news on what’s set to reopen from Monday

Published: 14 May 2021

What’s set to reopen from Monday What's set to reopen?

Monday (17 May) will see the latest step in the government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown with further restrictions easing. But how will that affect life in Exeter and what changes will there be to City Council services?

  • Indoor group exercise classes at Exeter Leisure Centres will restart on Monday, in line with government guidance. For bookings and details of membership go to the Exeter Leisure pages of the City Council website at
  • People will again be allowed to meet up inside in pubs, cafes and restaurants provided they stick to the rule of six or two households, order eat and drink while seated and follow other guidance. Licensing officers at the City Council have been working with the hospitality industry to help out with this significant step out of lockdown.
  • The Custom House Visitor Centre on the Quayside will also reopen to the public on Monday. It will then stay open seven days a week from 11am until 4pm.
  • The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) will reopen on Tuesday 18 May.
  • At the Corn Exchange, a limited programme of events will start from Monday. It is hoped that a full events programme will return from 21 June but this is dependent on how the government’s road map progresses.  Information on all events is available from the website at
  • The Sunday Market/Car Boot Sale at the Matford Centre remains closed but the Council hopes to make an announcement about the reopening soon. Please keep an eye on the City Council website at
  • Red Coat Guided Tours – A limited programme is now up and running and will be extended shortly. For more Information go to the City Council website at
  • Exeter’s historic Guildhall is set to reopen its doors to the public on 21 June.
  • Play parks, skate parks, tennis courts, football pitches and basketball courts continue to remain open in line with government guidance, along with parks and open spaces. Bowling greens are also open with the Rule of 6 applying.
  • All City Council-run car parks are now open for business.
  • The Topsham Ferry is also running, taking card payments only. Covid precautions will be in place and there will be a limit of six persons or two families per crossing. For all other queries on the waterways, people are advised to check out the information on the City Council website at

For more information on Exeter City Council services and for updates go to

For the latest government guidance and its Roadmap out of lockdown with the website at

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