Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, has called on exhibitors and attendees to observe a few straightforward measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment at ISE 2020. He said: “Although all Chinese airports are already exercising exit controls with health tests we ask all of you, whichever country you will be attending from, to work with us and exercise some common healthy practices.
“If you do not feel well or believe you may have any relevant symptoms (or in fact any health threatening symptoms, whatever they may be) that you feel might put your fellow exhibitors and attendees at risk please seek medical advice and refrain from travelling.”
He also urged everyone coming to ISE 2020 to do the following:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
- Do keep up to date with the World Health Organization recommendations on keeping healthy.
Additional hand sanitising facilities will be put in place in multiple locations across the RAI.
The show’s organisers are in daily contact with the RAI, with airlines and with public health authorities and continue to monitor the official advice from the WHO, the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and the Dutch public health authority (RIVM).
Blackman added: “Because many airlines have cancelled flights to and from China, we know that some Chinese companies may not be able to attend ISE 2020. We are liaising with our Chinese exhibitors and offering what assistance we can.”
ISE is issuing updates on the situation at the end of each working day. These can be found at www.iseurope.org/coronavirus