COVID -19 Safety

Retail Week Live is here to navigate the retail industry through a new consumer landscape. Our goal is to bring together the entire ecosystem to reset and redefine what success looks like in a post-Covid world. The economy is being rocked and it is more critical than ever for leaders to collaborate to ensure consumers are receiving their essential goods and services - and Retail Week Live will be here to ensure your business can bounce back. However, we must ensure that when you enter our event, you feel safe and comfortable, and so we've implemented a new set of health and safety measures .

Furthermore, we are constantly reviewing advice from the UK Government and The London Mayor's office, as well as working closely with our venue Magazine London and all of our partners to roll out new safety measures.

We will provide further updates over the coming weeks, however in the meantime, the following measures we are taking to ensure delegate safety include:

    •    Increased numbers of registration points, as well as outdoor queuing points (weather dependent)
    •    Glass perspex at each registration point to separate registration staff and attendee
    •    Hand sanitiser stations available across the venue  
    •    Increased cleaning of the venue using antiviral cleaner
    •    Limited capacity access in our tracks, networking lounges and catering areas
    •    Wider aisles in the exhibition hall
    •    Distance reminder floor markings in place
    •    PPE worn by staff that interact with attendees (e.g. registration attendant, speaker technicians, catering staff) 
    •    Every attendee will have their own headset throughout the two days
    •    Antibacterial wipes provided at each stage so attendees can wipe down their seat should they wish to
    •    Health & Safety area where attendees can go to if they begin to feel unwell

We are putting all safety precautions in place, so you can have the peace of mind to focus on absorbing the content and making the right connections.

Ascential secure
Ascential Secure is the health and safety standard for Ascential's live events, developed to address the risk posed by COVID-19.

Our standard mirrors those developed by industry association partners including UFI, AEO and SISO, peers including Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, venues, suppliers, contractors and health, government and local authorities. We have adopted these industry-wide standards to help deliver safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality live events. Ascential Secure explains how this industry best practice is being delivered at our live events.

This means that people coming to our events can have every confidence that we are taking all reasonable precautions to keep them safe, and that they can get on with the most important things for them and their business: gaining the information, insights, connections, data and digital tools that they need.

Learn more about Ascential Secure here

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