Covid-19 policy at Wigtown Book Festival

There are no current Covid-specific government restrictions in place, however caution is still advisable.

In order to provide a safe and welcoming environment to authors, audience, volunteers and staff at this year’s festival, Wigtown Festival Company will ensure the following steps are in place during the 2022 festival.

  • Hand sanitiser stations will be placed at the entrance of each venue and will be regularly topped up.
  • Where necessary, windows and doors will be opened between events to ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
  • Masks will be available at each venue for the general public, staff and volunteers to make use of.
  • We advise that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 tests before coming to an event.
  • Audience members can approach staff or volunteers at any time with questions concerning these measures.
  • The public will be advised - through signage and volunteer stewards - of the above recommendations.

For full COVID-19 terms and conditions, click here - WFC Covid Action Plan

To view current government advice, click here.

All attendees must agree to be considerate to those around them at all times and respectful of all safety measures at the Festival. Please be respectful of others' personal choice and personal space.