Security, Health, & Safety

This page was updated on 2 May 2024. To ensure safety at all our events, we’ll be following the latest government advice around vaccinations and social distancing, as well as individual venue rules for ExCeL London and the NEC Birmingham. We’ll be updating this page with any changes, and encourage all our fans to keep an eye on the latest government advice when attending our shows.

We’re excited to welcome you back to MCM Comic Con!

As always, your health and safety are our top priorities. We’ve implemented new guidelines and policies to help support a safe experience. Every attendee, including fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff, are expected to comply with our health and safety requirements, including:

Masks encouraged

ll attendees are encouraged to wear face coverings or masks if they feel comfortable, but this is not a requirement for entry.

We strongly encourage attendees to continue wearing masks to further reduce infection risk and ensure a safe show for everybody, although wearing a mask is down to your personal choice and what you feel comfortable with.

Please remember that if you travel to the venue using public transport that they may require you to wear a face covering. 

We also reserve the right to require masks in certain areas of the show if needed or required by guests, such as the autographing area. Any such requirements will be announced closer to the event.

Enhanced Cleaning

We will have enhanced cleaning throughout the show and plenty of hand sanitising stations available. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

Increased Ventilation

Ventilation will be increased, improving fresh air circulation in line with the latest guidance.

The above policy is subject to change. We are committed to upholding the health & safety standards outlined on this page and will continue to update these as we respond to the latest information. Additional details about policies and procedures will be posted here as they are made available. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and we can’t wait to celebrate together safely at MCM 2022!

To read our full Terms & Conditions for MCM London Comic Con, click here.

To read our full Terms & Conditions for MCM Birmingham Comic Con, click here.



No. Although it is no longer a legal obligation MCM recommends everyone onsite wears face masks, except those who are exempt, but masks are not compulsory. This policy is subject to change and we reserve the right to modify precautions in certain areas or at certain times. 

No. MCM Birmingham is aligning with the rest of the UK safety measures for events and as such, are removing the requirement of providing vaccination, negative Lateral Flow test, or exemption upon entry to the event this May. We may change our policy again, so please continue to check our website and newsletter as we get closer to the show.

MCM Birmingham is aligning with the rest of the UK safety measures for events. This decision isn’t one we take lightly or without quite a lot of discussion about what is best and safest for all of us. We’re looking forward to running another amazing event for you, as fun and safe as possible.

In our current guidelines there are no requirements for mask or proof of COVID-19 status regardless of exemptions.

We are not implementing these as standard but talent reserves the right to modify precautions at any time due to comfort level at the time of the event.

Service, Safety and Security at our Events

The safety and security of our staff and attendees is our priority. We work closely with the venue, local and national authorities to identify risks, assess them and develop security plans for our events.

Every event participant should be aware of the following procedures at our events:

  • Security staff may approach you outside the event, at entry or inside the event in order to assist
  • You are required to wear the event ID badges/credentials provided to you
  • Security safeguarding measures and operational plans are in place at our events, including
    • Badge/ticket verification
    • Physical screening/bag checks
    • Monitored and recorded security surveillance/CCTV
    • Uniformed and covert security guards
    • Crowd management/stewards, signage and barriers, as necessary
  • Security measures may include:
    • Walkthrough or handheld scanners
    • Uniformed and covert police
    • Canine Security and Detection

Every event participant is requested to:

  • Leave appropriate time to comply with entry requirements and remain patient and courteous while undertaking security checks
  • Keep personal property with you at all times and do not leave any items unattended. RX and the event are not responsible for lost or missing property
  • Report anything that looks unusual, suspicious, or out of place to a member of security or event staff
  • Always carry a recognized form of photo ID
  • Comply with all event policies, signage and the instructions of event staff. Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event
  • Monitor your health and don’t come to the event if you are not feeling well
  • Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow participants so that everyone can enjoy their time at the event
  • On your final visit to the event, dispose of your badge inside the event or after you have returned home, not in bins immediately outside the event

If you have any feedback or questions please contact [email protected]