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Covid Pass

For your safety and comfort the NEC now have COVID-19 status checks in operation. When attending the UK Food & Drink Shows you will need to show proof of your COVID-19 status. 

The accepted methods of showing COVID-19 status is one of the following:

A valid NHS COVID-19 pass shown via the NHS App or downloaded and saved to your phone’s wallet
A lateral flow or PCR negative test result confirmation text or email, received within 48 hours prior to attending the event
An EU Digital COVID Certificate. International visitors can show their equivalent COVID Pass from their country of origin.

We also encourage those who are double vaccinated / had their booster to also take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of entering the venue.

Any medical exemptions must be shown by a valid phone or paper id and proof of immunity is no longer valid.

For further information please visit the NEC website

Please note we will be regularly updating this information


Social & Physical Distancing    
1 Social Distancing

Physical & Social Distancing will be managed in line with the latest government advice. The exchange of business data should be done electronically where possible.

2 Crowd Management

A new crowd management protocol will be put in place to ensure all areas of the venue comply to government guidance and are as safe as possible.

3 Visitor Flow

Visitor flow will be enhanced to ensure the maximum interaction in the safest environment.

4 Advanced Registration

Advanced registration, everyone will be encouraged to register and print their badges in advance of the event to reduce queueing.

5 Food Sampling

Food Sampling all of our exhibitors will be adhering to local and government guidance and regarding food hygiene and safety.


Cleaning & Hygiene 
6 Deep Clean

Deep Clean by the venue prior to commencing build-up.

8 Hand sanitising

Hand sanitising stations will be provided throughout the event.

9 Exhibitors cleaning

Exhibitors will be encouraged to have their own sanitising stations on their stands. Exhibitors will also be encouraged to disinfect their respective stands and exhibits regularly throughout the event.

Protect & Detect 
11 Face coverings

Face coverings - We will be following government guidelines, please check back at a later date.

12 symptoms

Do not attend the shows if you are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms -



13 Communication

Show website, emails and social media will display the most up to date information regarding the guidelines in place at the event.

14 Signage

Event signage will be prominently displayed around the event as a reminder of social distancing, visitor flow, PPE and personal hygiene.