Health and Safety Guidelines

Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to venue, local, UK Health and Safety Agency, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements. These guidelines are subject to change based upon health and safety recommendations at the time of the event.

A message from the PyData London 2022 Committee: As the COVID-19 landscape continues to change rapidly, the PyData London Committee has implemented an up-to-date vaccination policy at PyData London 2022. Given the number of community members who will be traveling both domestically and internationally, we feel that our vaccination policy is the best and safest path forward to hosting an in-person conference. We have recently updated our Health & Safety Guidelines to require adult attendees to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the UK Health and Safety Agency. You are considered up to date on COVID-19 vaccination if:

  • You are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot, or

  • You received the last dose of a two-dose vaccine less than 5 months ago, or

  • You received a single-dose vaccine (like J&J) less than two months ago.

We understand that some of our community members do not yet have access to the booster shot, or are ineligible to receive the booster dose at this time*. If you have questions or concerns about meeting the criteria for up-to-date vaccination, please come talk to us.

*Note: Due to a delay in the Health and Safety Guidelines being communicated, there is an option to take a COVID test the day before your attendance at PyData London and provide a negative test result to conference organizers.


Based on recent data available from the UK Health and Safety Agency, face coverings will be strongly recommended for everyone inside the conference venue at PyData London.

PyData London encourages the voluntary use of masks, along with other actions, as prevention against COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

Wearing a well-fitting mask in indoor public spaces, regardless of your vaccination status, can help protect you and everyone close to you.

Some businesses may have mask preferences for their employees and customers.

Take the precautions below to protect yourself and others from infection and illness.


Individuals should not attend the event if they are COVID-positive, are exhibiting COVID symptoms (as defined by the UK Health and Safety Agency), or have been exposed, within 14 days prior to the event, to someone who was COVID-positive or showed COVID symptoms.

If you are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19, prior to the start of the conference, or on any day of the conference, please contact us and we will exchange your ticket type for an online ticket or grant you a refund.


We will provide a free on-site creche during conference hours. We are partnering with The Relief Group staffed by qualified childminders. For more information regarding childcare, please visit this page.


We’ve monitored COVID-related news and data since the pandemic started, and we will continue to do so moving forward. We continue to follow all UK Health and Safety Agency guidelines in addition to those of the local government and venue. International, national, regional, and local sources are closely watched and will result in a change of policy if warranted.