We are implementing COVID-19 status checks at agreed entry points. When visiting the NEC, exhibitors, contractors & visitors will be asked by a member of staff to show proof of their COVID-19 status.
The accepted method of showing COVID-19 status is as follows:
• NHS COVID-19 Pass via the NHS App (NB This is different to the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app). It is advised individuals apply no later than 48 hours before attending their event to allow for the application to be processed in time.
• Proof of 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.
• Lateral flow or PCR negative test results text or e-mail, received within 72 hours prior to attending the event. However, we would encourage visitors to complete their test within 48 hours as some organisers/promoters may request the shorter timeframe.
• If visitors would prefer not to use the app or do not have a smartphone they can obtain a NHS COVID-19 Pass letter (proving vaccination status only) by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.
You will be asked to show proof of your COVID status every 48 hours so please make sure that you and your team bring enough lateral flow testing kits to the show.
Checks are taking place ahead of event entrances, so we ask please bear with us as there may be a slight delay in accessing our venues.
For everyone’s safety, we advise wearing face coverings on the NEC shuttle buses and in public spaces across the venue. NEC venue and event staff will also be wearing face coverings