The measures in our COVID-19 Safety Plan are based on recognised events industry standards: Ascential Secure is the health and safety standard for live events, developed by our parent company. It mirrors the ‘All Secure’ COVID-19 safety standards published by industry association partners including UFI, AEO and SISO.
Our COVID-19 Safety Plan also reflects the requirements of the UK government, the local authorities in England and Magazine London. This is a detailed overview of our COVID-19 safety measures which are being constantly reviewed and we will adjust our Safety Plan as necessary to match the latest medical advice and government regulations.
A complete version of the COVID-19 Safety Plan will be published prior to Retail Week Live taking place.
Featured below are the Top Key Measures which are considered to be the most important.
We will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after Retail Week Live, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitisation throughout the course of Retail Week Live, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food & beverage areas.
We will provide additional hand sanitising stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
We will request that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, promoting alternative ways to greet business partners. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged.
Food and beverage:
Our event operations team will work closely with venue partners to employ the highest standard of food safety, minimising risks. These measures will be continuously reviewed in line with government guidelines.
Personal protective equipment (PPE):
During Retail Week Live we will continue to follow any mandatory English regulations on wearing PPE. Other items of PPE, such as gloves, masks and eye screens, can be worn if participants wish to.
The venue will have a team of qualified first aiders on site and a separate quarantine area. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. We will follow the English health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19.
A negative COVID test will be required before attending Live. We will continually monitor the guidance and may review this at a later date.
Trace and contact:
In the event of any positive test results, we will use the NHS Track and Trace app to trace and contact guests at Retail Week Live.