Reed Exhibitions has released its global health and safety strategy ‘EVENTS IN THE NEW NORMAL’ document on Jan 19, 2021. This is the Second Edition of our Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health & Safety strategy and builds on our original document issued in July. This revised edition keeps pace with the evolving pandemic; emerging research; changes in thinking and practice etc. as the industry gradually adapts and reopens for business.
The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, colleagues and partners remains our number one priority, and our global Safety Shows strategy and 5-Point enhanced health and safety plan continues to evolve but remains focused on: Collaboration & Engagement, Risk Management, Planning, Communication and Safeguarding measures.
Our 5-Point Safety plan sets out to reduce the assessed risks of Covid-19 by complementing and building on safeguarding measures already in place outside of the trade exhibition and event setting. This strategy demonstrates to all our partners and customers that we are able to run COVID-19 safe and compliant shows in the countries where we are permitted and that we are equally prepared to do so in all other countries as they slowly reopen.
Currently, China is one of the countries in the world that have resumed holding exhibitions. Reed Exhibitions will continue to work closely with pandemic prevention and public security authorities in China as well as venues and partners to plan and hold safe and secure exhibitions in accordance with China's pandemic prevention and control situation and policies. We will strictly follow the pandemic prevention policies and meticulously deploy epidemic prevention measures, including but not limited to:
a) The venues should be disinfected regularly and well ventilated every day
b) Exhibitors and visitors need to register in real name for tracking if necessary
c) Check the health code or other health proof at the entrance of the exhibition according to the epidemic prevention regulations of the host city
d) Set up non-contact body temperature check at the entrance of the exhibition
e) Carry out mask wearing check at the exhibition entrance and in the exhibition hall
f) Provide disinfectant and spare masks at registration counter and functional areas at the exhibition
g) Manage the flow of people in the exhibition hall
h) Remind exhibitors and visitors to keep social distance and avoid contact-interaction through event communications
i) Provide hygiene advice (wash hands frequently, sneeze with tissue, wear masks properly, etc.) for exhibitors and visitors through event communications
k) Decline the following personnel to participate in the exhibition
- who are coming from a high risk country /region
- who are showing COVID-19 symptoms
- who present a risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others
- who are in any way vulnerable to COVID-19
For more information on COVID-19's latest information and pandemic prevention policies and strategies, please refer to the following sources:
On behalf of Reed Exhibitions, I sincerely invite you to return to our exhibition to be held in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from August 25 to August 27, 2021. I look forward to seeing you again!
Finally, please be patient and safe during the exhibition, respect the rights of others to their own safety and well-being, and show understanding and co-operation with the on-site epidemic prevention measures and regulations. I wish you all a very happy and successful participation in our event!
Senior Project director