COVID–19 Safety

Liverpool Biennial has been working with its partners across the city, as well as Public Health Liverpool and members of the Safety Advisory Group, to help ensure the Biennial is as safe as possible for all visitors.

Our full exhibition programme is now closed, but visitors can still enjoy art in person at FACT and Bluecoat until August & September.

Help us keep you safe when visiting exhibitions

In order to keep yourself and everyone around you safe, we ask that all exhibition visitors please observe the following:

Who can visit?

  • To give everyone space we are limiting the number of visitors in our galleries. We have a booking system at most of our venues and recommend that all visitors book a free, timed slot in advance. If you visit on the day you are very welcome, but entry times will depend on capacity. To find out which venues require free tickets and how to book, click here

What do I need to do when at a Liverpool Biennial exhibition?

  • Have your timed ticket ready to show in advance (if you have one)
  • We recommend that you continue to wear a face covering or mask at all times, unless you are medically exempt. Not all exemptions are visible so please be understanding of others
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided and continue to wash your hands regularly
  • We ask that you continue to practice social distancing where possible, and follow any one-way routes marked out within the venues
  • Please be respectful and patient with other visitors
  • If possible, get tested before your visit. Details of the nearest no-symptoms test centre can be found here

Most importantly, if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please stay at home.

What additional safety measures have you put in place?

  • We’ve implemented a new timed booking system at the majority of our venues to help limit numbers, and help with social distancing
  • Venues without a booking system have also decreased their capacities to keep you safe
  • Sanitising stations are provided at every venue
  • We’ve increased the cleaning of our venues and limited touch points
  • All our staff will be wearing face coverings and appropriate PPE, unless exempt and screens are in place at desks
  • Some exhibitions have one-way systems, usually marked by floor arrows and signage within the spaces

If you have any questions regarding COVID–19 safety, please be in touch via