Coronavirus (COVID-19) | York Barbican
We can’t wait to welcome you back to York Barbican, and our number one priority is making sure your visit is as safe and fun as possible.  Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We can’t wait to welcome you back to York Barbican, and our number one priority is making sure your visit is as safe and fun as possible.

When you visit us we’ll be operating under the most up to date Government guidance and legislation in place supported by ASM Global's environmental hygiene protocol – VenueShield.

Our safety measures and terms of entry are under constant review and we'll keep you up to date with any changes on how we operate on this page so please read all the information below and check back regularly before attending your event.

Ahead of Your Visit

While COVID passes and proof of vaccine status are no longer legally required the Government has advised that you must not attend an event if:

  • You have tested positive for Covid-19
  • You are required to self-isolate.

You can read the latest government guidance by clicking here.

Further measures to keep you safe:

Face Coverings

The use of face coverings is encouraged for the protection of yourselves and others but this is not mandatory.

NHS Track and Trace

NHS Track and Trace QR codes are available to scan at all points of entry to the venue.

Hand Sanitisers

We have partnered with Lifebuoy to ensure that high-quality hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue.

Staff Testing

All staff working at our venue are required to provide negative results from a lateral flow test. 

Enhanced Cleaning

As part of our VenueShield programme, we have enhanced all cleaning throughout the venue before, during and after your visit.

Contactless Services

York Barbican is a cashless venue and we encourage you to use contactless where possible.

Keeping You up to Date

We’ll send you all the information you need to know about your visit in advance as well as updating the information here on our website. If there’s anything you need while you’re here, our staff will be on hand to help you.

Plan Your Journey 

We recommend planning ahead on how you’ll get here. You can find all the information on how to find us on our website by clicking here.

Be Kind

Please act responsibly, and be considerate to other visitors, giving them time and space where possible to move around the venue, and understand they may have different requirements to yours.