2022 Bookfair COVID-19 policy

The anarchist movement has a long and proud history of grounding itself on solid scientific understanding and in empathy. We believe this extends to including and respecting those at greater risk in the Covid-19 pandemic, which we consider an ongoing risk regardless of current state policies.

Our policy is based on the scientific advice available to us and our assessment of the risks involved in running such an event. If the current pandemic situation changes towards something that will make us feel having a public event is too risky, we may cancel or scale down: even on short notice.

We will monitor air circulation indoors and may restrict number of participants at any given time.

We encourage the attendees to wear a mask and use the hand sanitising stations provided.

Additionally, we encourage everyone who is able to have COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been made aware that you were exposed to the virus, 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.

Please respect this and consider the safety and comfort of our community, of each other and of wider society.

This is all of our collective responsibility.