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COVID-19 information

In the event of a lockdown in which the UK government prevents mass gatherings, we will do our best to contact all attendees, collaborators and workshop hosts of our in-person events in advance. We will also use our website and social media channels to keep you informed. Please keep an eye on these in the run up to IWD Banbury.

Our virtual events will run regardless.

If you would like to know more about the safety measures The Mill have in place, please contact their team.

We advise that you read the latest information from the World Health Organisation on what you can do to keep yourself, and all our participants, healthy during and after our events.

In-person event protocols

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please stay at home

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing and seek medical attention. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Do not attend any in-person events.


National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.


Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain distance between yourself and anyone else not from your regular contacts.


When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth


Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.


Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.