Health & Safety

NEW COVID-19 Additional Requirements:

Our onsite medical and admissions staff will be acting in accordance with directions issued by the relevant authorities. For the health and wellbeing of all attendees the following additional measures must be observed:

You should not attend the Event if you:

  • Have any of the following symptoms: high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Have been tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10-days.
  • Have come into close contact with a high risk or infected person within the last 10-days.
  • Have travelled from or through a ‘watchlist’ state or country – i.e. any location that the country hosting the event requires you to self-isolate when you arrive.

All attendees must adhere to the requirements below. Reminders will be published in pre-show communications and on signage throughout the show site:

  • To ensure the safety of the Event following pilot event results and latest government advice, all attendees entering the Venue will be required to provide one of the following:

o    a. proof of full course of vaccination;  

o    b. proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours (Lateral flow test is accepted); or

o    c. Medical exemptions must now be shown by a valid phone or paper method of id and will not just be accepted verbally.

Further information can be found here: Visitor Venue Protect (thenec.co.uk). Individuals from ages 3 to 18 will also be required to show a negative Covid status, proof of vaccination or immunity..

For more information on national guidelines, please visit the government website.  

For more information about the Venue, please visit their website.

  • For EGX Birmingham you will be required to wear a mask at all times when at the event. unless you are medically exempt.
  • There will be enhanced cleaning throughout the Event and plenty of hand sanitising stations available.

Be kind and considerate to your industry colleagues and event staff. Being personally accountable to adhere to the requirements above and supporting each other is our collective responsibility to run a successful event for all. Any individuals not complying with the requirements above may be asked to leave the event.

Should the authorities require us to collect any personal data specifically in relation to COVID-19, we will only keep that data for the minimum period required by the authority. Our Privacy Policy is available here.

Our team is constantly reviewing health and safety guidelines in accordance with government and public health recommendations and venue partners. We will continue to update our protocols for EGX Birmingham 2022 as the government requirements change and what is needed in order to put in a safe show. Make sure to continue checking our website for more details, please note that these are subject to change with government and NHS guidelines.

Service, Safety and Security at our Events

The safety and security of our staff and attendees is our priority. We work closely with the venue, local and national authorities to identify risks, assess them and develop security plans for our events.

Everyone attending our events should be aware that the following are in place:

  • Customer Service staff may approach you to assist you outside, at entry or inside the event.
  • Staff and attendees are required to have their wristbands available for checking at all times.
  • Bag checks are in operation at our events.
  • CCTV in operation at our events is monitored and recorded.
  • Uniformed and covert Security Guards are in attendance at our events.
  • Uniformed and covert Police are in attendance at some of our events.
  • Canine Security and Detection is in operation at some of our events.

Everyone attending our events is requested to:

  • Keep personal property with you at all times and do not leave any items unattended.
  • Report anything that looks unusual, suspicious or just out of place to a member of event staff.
  • Remain patient and courteous with event staff undertaking security checks.
  • Follow the instructions of event staff at all times.
  • Carry a recognised form of photo ID with them at all times.

If you have any feedback or questions please contact egx.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk