Bookfair COVID-19 policy


As a result of uncertainty and the constantly changing situation with regards to Covid related risks, we will be monitoring the scientific advice regularly and updating this page. Please check this page again closer to the date.

Our priority is to manage the risk of COVID-19. As such we might have the completely cancel the in-person event at very short notice, or introduce varying degrees of restrictions and limits.

Our policy will be based on the scientific advice available at the time and our assessment of the risks involved in running such an event.

We will monitor the advice coming from the following bodies: NERVTAG, Independent SAGE, WHO/STAG-IN, SAGE, as well as our own independent advisors.

The bookfair will be scaled down and we will restrict the event to mostly London based groups to limit unnecessary travel and exposure. There might be exceptions to this, but this year's bookfair will not be on the same scale as previous bookfairs.

There will be a strict indoor mask policy and hand sanitiser stations which we encourage you to make use of.

We encourage everyone who is able to have a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been made aware that you should self isolate due to exposure, we request that you do not attend.

The event will not be open to any misinformation, anti-masking, anti-vaccine, or Covid denialism in any form. If we spot these kinds of messaging in any stalls, workshops or leaflets we will request that you leave.

We will restrict indoor numbers according to the rules at the venue available closer to the date.

We are looking into moving some parts of the bookfair to outdoor space near the venue, and this will be confirmed soon.

The anarchist movement has a long and proud history of grounding itself on solid scientific understanding and empathy. We believe this extends to including and respecting those at greater risk in this pandemic.

Please respect this and don't contribute to unnecessary risks to each other.