the london book fair
18 – 20 April 2023

Keeping you safe

Last updated:  27/07/2022

Your safety and your business are our priorities. At The London Book Fair, both are in safe hands.

At The London Book Fair, we are all about connecting people, so the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff are of the utmost priority. Our team is working closely with local authorities, partners, and venues to implement robust safety measures, which means our event may look slightly different this year. We will continue to update you on this page and in our communications to you with the specifics as we approach the show.

Stay Safe Guidelines

Information for anyone who will be present at the event. Learn about our increased hygiene measures, social distancing management and medical safeguarding. Event health and safety precautionary guidelines are subject to change as directed by the local authorities.

Before

Inbound Travel Advice

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here.

Registration

Please make sure you register and print your badge before attending. Your contact details may be used for contact tracing if necessary.

Plan ahead

Plan your visit before you arrive at the venue. Knowing what you are going to do and where to go will contribute to safe and productive attendance. Also plan how to get to and from the venue by checking any relevant travel advice or restrictions.

Stay home if you are unwell

All guests are encouraged to check you are feeling well before attending our event. Please ensure that you are in good health, with no fever or other symptoms related to COVID-19, before travelling to the venue.

On Arrival

There will be additional entry measures this year. Please have your badge and proof of COVID-19 status ready to show to our event security and registration staff and allow plenty of time to go through the checks at the entrance.

Badging

All badge scanning will be contactless. Please have your printed badge ready to show on arrival.

During

Inside our event we are making meeting and doing business as safe as possible for everyone.

Face masks

Although it is no longer a legal oblication LBF recommend everyone onsite wears face masks, except those who are exempt. They should be worn at all times and in all areas of the show.

Hygiene

Hand sanitisers will be readily available throughout the venue. Please continue to follow guidance and wash your hands frequently.

Be Kind

Please be mindful of individuals personal space. Please give people space when you are walking past them and check before initiating personal contact (consider elbow bumps rather than handshakes or hugs). 

Ventilation

Ventilation will be increased, improving fresh air circulation in line with the latest guidance.

Cleaning

We will maintain the highest standards of cleaning before, during and after the event, including frequent cleaning of all high touch points.

Food and beverage

All catering facilities will be open but in line with the latest government guidance. Cashless payments are encouraged. 

Exhibit Safe

Information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, onsite precautions and improved stand-build procedures.

Further safety and security information

Your safety and security is our priority. We are continuing to work closely with local authorities and our venue to assess risks and develop comprehensive plans to keep you safe. For further information on safety and security measures you can expect to see at our event use the links below.

Events in the new normal

The Third Edition of Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health & Safety strategy represents a refresh, keeping pace with the evolving pandemic; emerging research; changes in thinking and practice etc. as the event industry gradually adapts and reopens for business. We’ve planned-for and tested the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ that will be necessary to respond to the risks associated with COVID-19.

Responding effectively to COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. We must all adopt new practices, respect each other, and follow science-based guidelines to safeguard ourselves and others. Let’s work together to overcome the challenges, bring people together and get businesses growing again.

Hugh Jones
CEO, Reed Exhibitions

Contact us

We hope that helped provide more clarity about safety procedures at the event; however, if you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team – we’re here to help!

FAQs

Have a few questions about the event? Take a look at our FAQ page, where we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions to help you get the most out of the event.