UK Games Expo 2022 drops COVID-19 guidelines again

Last year, the UK’s largest tabletop convention had to reverse their decision to go mask-free before the event

It looks like UK Games Expo 2022 has dropped all COVID-19 guidelines, meaning masks aren’t required and nor is proof of vaccination.

The show is set to take place June 3 to June 5. An earlier version of their website (as reported by Dicebreaker) said “at present we do not expect that there will be a need to show Covid status at the 2022 show” and last week (May 4), the FAQs were removed entirely.

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One concerned fan has since taken to Twitter to ask UK Games Expo why they haven’t confirmed their stance on masks, with UK Games Expo’s director confirming that no COVID-19 guidelines will be in place as they are not required by the UK government or local authorities.

 

Last year, UK Games Expo made a similar announcement in the run up to their 2021 event.

It was first announced that the mandatory wearing of face masks, enforced social distancing or proof of receiving a negative Lateral Flow Test won’t be required for exhibitors and attendees. There was set to be no cap on the amount of people attending with the guidelines stating: “UKGE will not enforce any requirements that are not legally required as we do not believe that will be practical on the day.”

Less than a week later though, they announced extra COVID-19 precautions, with visitors needing to wear a facemask at all times alongside a NHS Covid Pass. Tables and aisles were also spaced out to give people more room to responsibly distance.

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Earlier this year, it was confirmed that E3 2022 will not take place due to concerns over COVID-19.

In other news, EA has revealed it has four currently unannounced titles planned for release early next year, including a “major IP” and a remake.

 

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