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COVID Guidance

At ICE London your safety is our number one priority.

In response to COVID-19, our team is continuing to monitor the latest UK government guidance to ensure we are up to speed on the latest and most appropriate biosafety measures. We are working with the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) via the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) which means we will have a direct feed of the latest requirements and updates.

Clarion Events has collaborated on drafting the All Secure Standard; a standardised approach to biosecurity adopted across the UK events industry and ratified by the UK government.

We aim to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by following the 4-cornerstones detailed in the All Secure Standard:


Risk Assessment – We will assess the prevalence of COVID-19 via the recommended Government Guidance alert levels before assessing each element of the event and implementing appropriate measures to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of transmission.

Entry Control – By moving to an admission control model where attendees will be asked to demonstrate a full vaccination record, recent negative test result or recent recovery certificate (unless exempt) we are able to reduce the likelihood of the virus being present at the show.

Cleaning, Hygiene & Ventilation – A more regular and deep cleaning regime coupled the provision of sanitising stations, ensuring adequate ventilation and encouraging PPE (personal protection equipment) where appropriate means we reduce the likelihood of the virus being spread.

Communication & Training – It is important that we communicate all the relevant information on biosecurity measures with our audience. Our exhibitors and guests will be told what considerations they need to make to help us in keep the event safe. And of course, onsite we will take steps to further protect people by providing things like signage reminding our guests of the basics; regular hand washing, making extra space and covering coughs and sneezes.


Our exhibitors will also be required to undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment for their participation. This provides an extra level of protection when you visit their stands. Exhibitors will be asked to consider their specific stand activities and how measures can be put in place to eliminate or reduce transmission of the virus. These are likely to be frequent and focussed cleaning regimes, provide hand sanitiser, provide screens or PPE for staff (where appropriate), and brief their staff on how to operate safely. If you are an exhibitor you will find more detailed guidance published in our Ezone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I have to wear a face-covering at ICE London 2022?

Face coverings, such as masks, are not currently mandatory at ICE however you are welcome to wear one if you choose to do so. Please note, these are currently compulsory on public transport in London.

How is ICE reacting to the Omicron variant?

Our team is monitoring changes in UK guidance closely, including the new entry requirements. It is our expectation that these rules are a temporary measure and will likely return to previous status within the next 3 weeks. If these restrictions do remain in place, we will provide additional guidance and support to assist our customers as they enter the UK for ICE.

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend ICE London 2022?

In line with current UK government advice, we will be asking everyone attending ICE to demonstrate either a full vaccination record, a recent negative test result, or a valid recovery certificate (unless exempt).

Approved vaccines listed from the UK Gov website:

You must have had a complete course of one of the following vaccines at least 14 days before you arrive in England:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Janssen (single dose vaccine)
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm Beijing
  • Covaxin

http://https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countries-with-approved-covid-19-vaccination-programmes-and-proof-of-vaccination

The day you have your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

Formulations of these vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, also qualify as approved vaccines.

 

What evidence do you accept to indicate I am fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative?

UK-based visitors can use their NHS COVID Pass and International visitors can use the equivalent from their country of origin. Printed paper certificates will also be accepted.

Will there be a testing facility on-site at ICE?

There are 2 testing centres close in proximity to ExCeL; at  London City Airport and at the  O2 Arena. Our team is also investigating having our own testing centre onsite. Please check back later for further information.

What COVID documentation do I need to travel to the UK?

Please refer to the  UK Government website for the latest travel guidance.

What do I do if I develop symptoms whilst at ICE?

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you should return to your accommodation to self-isolate immediately and arrange a PCR test.

Of course COVID-19 guidance changes rapidly and therefore our team will continue to adjust our guidance in order to ensure it is appropriate. This page will be kept up to date with our latest approach and we encourage you to check it on a regular basis.


If you have a specific question about how we will protect our attendees against COVID-19 at ICE please reach out to us on hello@clariongaming.com


Last updated on 10-11-21

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