The Guidance has been approved by DCMS and is specifically referenced in the ‘Working Safely during coronavirus (COVOD-19)’ web pages, following months of constructive dialogue with numerous government officials and departments.
AEV director, Rachel Parker, commented, “Collaborative working has been the backbone of our associations since its inception, bringing together and working with our colleagues and partners from across the industry has proven that we can provide a robust and workable solution to the greatest challenge we have faced for many years. This guidance is an extension of the risk assessed approach the industry uses on a daily basis to protect its customers and visitors.”
Andrew Harrison, ESSA director added, “complimenting the guidance are risk assessment templates, and examples of how practical measures can be put into place to design, create and implement COVID-safe exhibitions and events, to help our members get back to work.”
“The guidance will be used as the backbone of the ‘pilots’ referenced in the Prime Ministers announcements last week, and AEO, AEV & ESSA remain committed to work with the government to get the events industry back to business, safely, securely, and in line with the reopening timetable.”