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COVID safety information

We can’t wait to welcome you to IRX & eDX this October. You will be asked to demonstrate your COVID-19 status when entering the events. It’s quick and simple to demonstrate your COVID-19 status using the NHS COVID Pass. Using the NHS COVID Pass will help streamline your entry to the event and get you into the show quickly.

By downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone, you can use the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination or lateral flow test status to the registration staff as you enter the event.  Or, download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version instead.

If you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, then you can order a copy of the NHS COVID Pass letter if you have been vaccinated by telephoning 119 but please note that the letter can take up to 5 working days to reach you.

Click  HERE to find out more about the NHS COVID Pass in time for your visit to IRX & eDX. There are three simple ways to access it, but we advise that you do this BEFORE you attend the event.  

For more information on gaining your COVID pass for event attendance or if attending the event  from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland please click the button below or check out the COVID-19 FAQs below.

COVID-19 FAQs

What is the condition of entry?

Two vaccines or proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test.

Everyone (aged 11 and over) will be required to show proof of COVID status upon entry, either in the form of both vaccinations (first and second dose), and with the second dose 14 days ago; or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

For attendees registered with a GP in England, proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email. 

For attendees registered with a GP in England proof of vaccine can be displayed via the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF. 

A non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119. 

For international attendees proof of vaccine can be proved with authorised identified documentation/method of confirming COVID-19 status.

How do I provide proof of my negative lateral flow test?

To make sure you have proof of your negative lateral flow test you must report your result to the NHS.
To can do this via using one of the below options – you will need the QR Code, or the ID number from the test strip to report your result.

Report online – (fastest)
Visit: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

OR

Report by telephone
Lines are open every day, 7am to 11am
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 119
(Free from mobiles and landlines)
Scotland: 0300 303 2713
(charged at your standard network rate)

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from England?

By downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone, you can use the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination or lateral flow test status to the registration staff as you enter the event.  Alternatively you can download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version instead.

If you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, then you can order a copy of the NHS COVID Pass letter if you have been vaccinated by telephoning 119 but please note that the letter can take up to 5 working days to reach you.

To find out more about the NHS COVID Pass click here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-status

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from Scotland?

If you live in Scotland, you can find out how to obtain your vaccination status on this website.

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from Wales?

If you live in Wales, you can find out how to obtain your vaccination status on this website.

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from Northern Ireland?

If you live in Northern Ireland you must supply paper proof of vaccination from your GP, or alternatively show a negative lateral flow test result.

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from overseas?

If you live overseas you will need to show your proof of vaccination from your country or show a negative PCR/lateral flow test result.

Do I need to wear a mask?

We are a mask-friendly event. However, you are not required to wear a mask on any of the open days. 

Will social distancing be in place?

More information on social distancing will be available closer to the event.

Will there be hand sanitiser available?

Hand sanitising stations will be installed at the entrances and around site at regular intervals.

Will social distancing be in place?

We have designed a floor plan with aisles at a minimum of 3m. All feature areas and theaters have been expanded to allow for extra space between chairs and furniture. More information on social distancing will be available closer to the event.

Do I need to quarantine after the event?

No, if you do not feel any symptoms of Covid-19 you will not need to quarantine after the event.

How will toilet facilities be operated?

Toilet facilities will be available and clearly signposted. 

What should I do if I feel unwell or are displaying COVID 19 symptoms?

Please follow current Government guidelines and arrange to go for a PCR test.

What happens if there has only been one week between my second vaccination and the event?

For attendees registered with a GP in England, proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email. 

What happens if I do not have the NHS app?

Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email. 

Proof of vaccine can be displayed via the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF. 

A non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119. 

What if I am travelling from Scotland or Wales?

Buyers from Scotland and Wales can show their vaccine status via a PDF from their respective NHS body.

Do I need to take a PCR or NHS lateral flow test post attending the event?

No

Ongoing support

We know how important it is for you to generate new business and meet with your existing customers, so we are committed to delivering a retail event that meets those needs, in the best possible format, while maintaining the health and safety requirements outlined above.

We are working hard to bring you together in October 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham, and will update you on a regular basis with any developments. If you have any queries or concerns you would like to discuss, please get in touch

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