Frequently Asked Questions
What are the conditions of entry to the event?
The health and safety of our attendees and all staff is of paramount importance when running face to face events, and we are working hard with the venue and relevant industry bodies to ensure that you have absolute peace of mind whilst being able to experience the event and see the latest products in a safe and sound environment.
As such, we have put in place a comprehensive series of steps to ensure we provide a safe and successful event for all involved. We ask you to please read and follow the guidance below to prepare you for your visit to the event and to safeguard the health and safety of both yourself and those around you.
All attendees will need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. This will need to be one of the following:
- Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination 2 weeks prior to arrival, whether that requires 2 doses or one dose. Proof is shown via the NHS app, NHS.UK, your vaccination record card or a letter from the NHS (or overseas equivalent).
- Proof of a negative lateral flow or PCR test result taken within 48hrs of arrival at the venue. A lateral flow test must be reported to the NHS website or app and the result shown via the NHS App, SMS text, or email. Lateral flow tests are available for free from the NHS website or your local pharmacy.
- Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
You can find this information on the NEC website.
We are a mask friendly event. We encourage attendees to consider wearing masks, especially when in enclosed or crowded spaces.
All legal limits on social distancing have now been lifted. We kindly ask you to observe social distancing when moving the venue and exhibition halls and be mindful of other people’s space.
If you feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend the event. Should you begin to feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 whilst onsite, please follow current Government guidelines which would be for you to leave the event and arrange to go for a PCR test.
There is a test centre at Birmingham Airport –
You can book your test here –
Up to date guidelines can be found here.