The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us at ETES, as organisers of the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show. ETES sets out its commitment here to provide you with a safe setting to do business face to face in an exhibition environment. ETES will observe both national and local government guidelines and laws as well as venue and event industry specific requirements.

We have instigated measures to ensure the safety of all involved in Southern Manufacturing & Electronics. Please read and follow the guidelines outlined below in order to ensure a safe and successful event, both for yourself and everyone around you.

VALIDATING YOUR COVID-19 STATUS

In line with government guidelines and on event industry recommen- dations, we will be validating Covid-19 status for exhibitors, visitors, contractors and event staff on arrival at the event.

This will need to be one of the following:

  1. Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival. Proof is shown via the NHS App, NHS UK, your vaccination card or letter from the NHS.
  2. Proof of a negative lateral flow or PCR test taken within 48hrs of arrival. Lateral flow tests must be reported to the NHS website (or app) and the result shown via the NHS app, email or text message. NB. If on-site for multiple days, a fresh lateral flow test result needs to be reported back every 72 hours.
  3. 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.

Exemptions: There are a small number of exemptions for individuals which, for medical reasons, means they cannot vaccinate or test. For those affected this should be self-declared, but evidence will not be requested and access to the show will be permitted.

Individuals under 18 years are not required to disclose their COVID-19 status. However, we recommend that they undertake a lateral flow test 48hrs in advance of arrival.

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, PLEASE STAY AT HOME AND DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT.

TRACK AND TRACE

Pre-registration via industrysouth.co.uk ensures you will receive your entry badge in advance of the event and is the safest way to enter the show, avoiding queues and physical contact.

Please provide accurate information when you register for the event.

Venue QR codes will be available to scan on arrival. Relevant local authorities will contact you if there is a need to update you regarding track and trace.

DURING THE EVENT

Social Distancing: All attendees are kindly asked to respect the space of others particularly in crowded areas.

Face Coverings: Although no longer mandatory, we would encourage all participants to wear a face covering when in enclosed or crowded areas. The organisers will have spare masks if you forget to bring one.

Plexiglass Dividers: Shields will be installed in busy areas involving frequent face to face contact. Attendant staff will be provided with face visors / face covering.

Hand Sanitiser: Dedicated hand hygiene stations will be located within all high traffic areas throughout the hall including entrances, exits, seminar theatres, catering areas and cloakrooms. If possible, please carry your own personal hand sanitiser and apply frequently.

Venue Cleaning and Hygiene: Farnborough International will ensure a rigorous cleaning regime of all public areas throughout the entire event.

CLEAN AIR FOR SAFETY

FARNBOROUGH INERNATIONAL – VENTILATION SYSTEM

The Hall 1 ventilation system provides filtered air to each space even when all conditions are satisfied. All Function areas have CO2 sensors which will monitor air quality; the system will automatically increase the ventilation rate (air changes) should air quality drop below an unsatisfactory level. Increasing fresh air into the function spaces removes older stale air reducing the chance of spreading COVID-19.

UPDATES

As our commitment to your safety, ETES will continue to carefully follow all local and national government guidelines and will communicate changes and updates to our Covid policy via the website and by email. Full guidelines will made available for exhibitors in the exhibitor manual. Any questions or specific requests for information should be directed by email to philv@etes.co.uk