Health & Safety Measures

Packaging Innovations & Empack

The future of branded packaging and technology

16 & 17 February 2022 | Hall 1 NEC Birmingham

Commitment to Attendee Safety

The health and safety of our attendees and all staff is of paramount importance when running face to face events, and we are working hard with the venue and relevant industry bodies to ensure that you have absolute peace of mind whilst being able to experience the event and see the latest products in a safe and sound environment.

As such, we have put in place a comprehensive series of steps to ensure we provide a safe and successful event for all involved. We ask you to please read and follow the guidance below to prepare you for your visit to the event and to safeguard the health and safety of both yourself and those around you.

Your safety is our priority and we have been working hard on implementing safety and sanitary protocols to ensure the event is safe for you to meet and do business again. We have partnered with SGS to ensure your safe participation and to ensure we can meet the highest international standards and protocols. The new partnership will ensure you can participate with complete peace of mind.

Verifying COVID-19 status

In line with latest government guidance and the Association of Event Organisers, CCR will verify attendee COVID-19 status on arrival at the event.

All attendees will need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. This will need to be one of the following:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination 2 weeks prior to arrival, whether that requires 2 doses or one dose. Proof is shown via the NHS app, NHS.UK, your vaccination record card or a letter from the NHS (or overseas equivalent).
  • Proof of a negative lateral flow or PCR test result taken within 48hrs of arrival at the venue. A lateral flow test must be reported to the NHS website or app and the result shown via the NHS App, SMS text, or email. Lateral flow tests are available for free from the NHS website or your local pharmacy.
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

Cleaning & Hygiene

Comprehensive cleaning and disinfection protocols

All surfaces at Packaging Innovations are treated with hospital-grade disinfectants. The most frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected at regular intervals. Electrostatic spraying technology ensures the highest standards of hygiene.

Hand hygiene

Hand sanitiser stations will be available everywhere on the exhibition floor and in common areas such as seminar theatres. Please make use of them regularly during the day!

Smart Badge contactless technology

The safest way to visit an event is through the use of our Smart Badge, which requires no physical contact and guarantees a 100% safe event experience. You may be sent your Smart Badge in the mail before the show, or you can print it out at the entrance. Thanks to the embedded NFC chip you can use your badge throughout the event to gather product and stand information with a touch of your badge. At the end of the day you receive all collected information via email.

Personal protection & detection

Face masks

We do encourage all attendees to consider wearing masks, especially when in enclosed or crowded spaces.  Our team will be on hand to provide face masks if you forget yours!

Plexiglass shields

Plexiglass shields will be installed at registration desks, information points, catering points and counters staffed by team members where necessary throughout the event floor.

Physical distancing

Crowd density standards

To ensure appropriate physical distancing during the event we will control the number of people present in the event halls at all times, in accordance with local guidance.

Social Distancing and Crowd Management

We kindly ask you to observe social distancing when moving the venue and exhibition halls.

Online registration and touchless scanning

Please register online before the event, as registration onsite is not possible. You can either print out your admission voucher, which has a barcode, or bring it on your mobile device. You will then be able to scan the barcode at one of our touchless scanning stations. If you register more than 3 weeks prior to the event, you will more than likely receive your badge in the post saving you time and eliminating overcrowding at registration. 

Registration timeslot

We will make it convenient for you to register for a specific timeslot to arrive at the event so that we can ensure the appropriate checks are made on arrival and limit the number of people in the registration area at any one time. You can amend the timeslot you selected after you register by using your registration key that you will find in your confirmation email.

One-way aisles and directional walkways

At Packaging London we have implemented one-way aisles and directional walkways.

One-way-only aisles will help to manage traffic and minimise crowding. They will also make it easier for you to respect the social distancing rules and avoid crossing the paths of other visitors.

On paths where there is enough room for people to walk in both directions, please keep to your side as indicated by the directional arrows.

Maximum capacity in conference rooms

Conference areas will also allow for social distancing, with 1.5 metres between chairs. This means there will be limited capacity, so please arrive on time. Some chairs may be marked as unavailable. Please respect this instruction and do not move the chairs.

Stay home if you feel ill

Finally, as much as we want to see you at Packaging Innovations, we kindly ask you to respect everyone’s health and safety. If you feel at all ill – including mild cold symptoms or a high temperature – please stay at home.

Thank you for observing these guidelines – stay safe and we hope to see you in February!

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