Hygiene and Safety

Our priority is to safeguard the welfare of our visitors, exhibitors and staff. The remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland were lifted on 21 April 2021, and it is not currently expected that there will be any COVID-19 measures in place at the IRN-BRU Carnival 2023/24. However, if any measures are implemented by either the Scottish Government or the IRN-BRU Carnival, this will be for the safety of everyone at the event, and visitors must comply. Please note visitors will not be entitled to a refund as a result of any such changes.

Please see below some information on our health and safety protocols:

  • Some visitors may be wearing a Distance Aware badge or lanyard. If you see anyone wearing these, please take extra care around them and give them some space. For more information on the Distance Aware scheme, please click here. 
  • The IRN-BRU Carnival is a mask-friendly event - though face coverings are not compulsory in Scotland, we welcome the wearing of them and encourage any visitor who wishes to wear a face covering to do so.
  • We will have enhanced cleaning measures throughout the venue, with a focus on high touch point areas.
  • Ventilation within the venue has been increased, improving fresh air circulation by changing the air handling units to draw in fresh air instead of recirculating air.
  • We encourage visitors to wash their hands and use hand sanitiser regularly. Hand sanitiser stations will be located around the event, but we also recommend bringing your own so you have some to hand throughout the day.


Following Government advice, you should not attend an event if you have tested positive for COVID, are displaying symptoms or are required to self-isolate. Click here for more information on COVID symptoms.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation in helping to keep everyone safe.

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