UPDATED 19th Janaury 2022
The Paisley Book Festival is committed to running COVID safe events when we return in February 2022 with a blended programme of digital and live events. We are informed by the Scottish Government, Renfrewshire Council and other relevant industry authorities on minimum appropriate measures to prioritise the safety of everyone who plans to visit the Paisley Book Festival. We will continue to monitor the situation and reserve the right to amend our guidance within the T&Cs to keep our audiences, participants, volunteers and staff as safe as possible. The safety of our audiences, participants, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.
Our programme of events has been curated to ensure we can deliver them within the parameters of the government guidelines.
By law, everyone aged 12 and over must wear a face covering, unless exempt, in most indoor public spaces. We expect visitors to comply with Scottish Government guidelines and to wear face coverings inside our venues.
We are encouraging visitors over the age of 18 years to only consider attending in person if they have been double vaccinated against COVID for at least 2 weeks prior to their visit.
We do not require proof of vaccination status from our audience members to grant entry to our spaces. However the Paisley Book Festival is a vaccine supportive organisation, therefore, if you are over 18 and you have not been fully vaccinated, we recommend that you do not attend the Festival for your own safety and that of other visitors, participants, volunteers and staff.
We will be providing hand sanitisation stations across the site and will be maximising ventilation in all our indoor venues. We will continue to monitor the situation and reserve the right to amend our guidance within the T&Cs to keep our audiences, participants, volunteers and staff as safe as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 please refrain from entering our venue and book a test. Whilst we do not require proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend events at the Paisley Book Festival, we recommend that visitors take a lateral flow test before arriving at the venue.
Visitors, participants, volunteers and staff must agree NOT to attend if they answer YES to any of the following questions at any time during the event:
- Are you feeling unwell, including a high temperature, new continuous cough and a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste?
- Are you currently required to isolate following a visit to an area or country where quarantine is required upon return?
- Have you been told to self-isolate by a government test and trace service?
In addition, you should not attend if you answer YES to either of the following until you have received a negative PCR test:
- Is anyone in your household suffering with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or anyone who has been showing symptoms?
Visitors, participants, volunteers and staff must agree to leave immediately if they develop COVID-19 symptoms at any time during the event.