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.


All visitors are advised to pre-register in advance of arrival at the venue.

Your QR entry code will be emailed to you prior to the event and will also be mailed by post with your event preview.

Proof of vaccination, proof of negative LFT or proof of natural immunity is no longer legally required to enter the exhibition

  • The organisers politely ask that you do not visit the exhibition if you are feeling unwell.
  • The organisers encourage all visitors to take a LFT before coming to the show. LFT will be available on site
  • The organisers encourage the use of mask wearing, although this is no longer mandatory.


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

Last updated 27 January 2022


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

Face Coverings: Government guidelines update: From 27 January 2022 face coverings are no longer legally required to be worn in indoor settings. However, masks will be available from the organisers if you choose to wear one.

Plexiglass Dividers: Shields will be installed in busy areas involving frequent face to face contact.

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.



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.