Wells Cathedral: Helping you to feel safe

Wells Cathedral: Helping you to feel safe

Wells Cathedral has achieved the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Covid-19 Industry Standard for following government guidance and implementing measures that maintain cleanliness and social distancing.

Wells Cathedral is open to all visitors from 7am – 7pm daily. Many of the safety measures that have been in place since re-opening in June 2020 will remain in place as part of our endeavour to help all visitors to feel safe, and details of these measures can be found below.



  • A one-way system of ‘Pilgrims’ Footsteps’ is in place to guide you safely around the building
  • There are hand sanitiser stations throughout the Cathedral
  • A regular cleaning system for surfaces is in place
  • A safe method of being able to light candles is available, should you wish to
  • We are currently unable to offer access to the Library as the steps are too narrow and there is a transmission risk through touch and lack of social distancing.


If you are coming into the Cathedral, we ask that you:

  • Follow the ‘Pilgrims’ Footsteps’
  • Respect social distancing
  • Please wear a face covering, although it is not mandatory
  • Try not to touch the surfaces and use the hand sanitisers provided as you go round
  • Follow the guidelines when lighting candles
  • Do not enter the Cathedral if you have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Enjoy being able to come to your Cathedral


For more information on how the Cathedral is complying with government guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19 please click here

Listen to our Music

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th Sept: The Cathedral will close at the earlier time of 6pm in preparation for the Jess Gillam concerts. Tickets will be available on the door from 6.45pm for just £15 (cash only)