We would like to inform you that a new Corona Protection Ordinance has come into force in the state of NRW as of today, Wednesday 10 November 2021.
This results in a change in the framework of the 3G check (vaccinated, recovered, tested).
All tested persons must now present a PCR or antigen test, which must not be older than 24 hours.
Previously, the tests could be 48 hours old.
Please use the following link to find test centres nearby the venue: https://map.schnelltestportal.de/
We have been closely monitoring the current situation in connection with the corona pandemic along with Koelnmesse, who are in close and constant exchange with the responsible authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. With the support of external consultants, Koelnmesse’s competence team has expanded the in-house catalogue of measures for the implementation of the protection and hygiene concept in coordination with the North Rhine-Westphalia authorities for various events to suit the situation.
What we do for you
OUR HYGIENE MEASURES
We ensure clean hands
We have increased the number of disinfectant dispensers on the entire premises of Koelnmesse. This means that a sufficient number and density of dispensers is available to you.
We intensify the cleaning
The entire exhibition grounds are regularly cleaned at increased intervals.
We regularly clean and check our sanitary areas
During an event, we increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection in the sanitary areas and on the entire exhibition grounds even more.
We have prepared our staff well
Protection and hygiene measures are additionally controlled and supported by specially trained personnel on the exhibition grounds.
Our technology is always up to date
The premises of Koelnmesse have a building management of the highest technical standard. All facilities are regularly inspected by independent experts to ensure that they are in perfect technical condition.
We provide fresh air quality in the halls
Our ventilation systems ensure a regular and close meshed air exchange in the halls. The quality of the new air is the same as the outdoor air.
We provide additional ventilation
Where possible, we leave all doors between the halls and to the open-air grounds wide open for you. Thus you can enter without touching door handles and gripping surfaces – although we disinfect them several times a day.
Distance is our best congress format
The seating in the lecture rooms is arranged so that a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained between the participants.
We create space among ourselves
The aisles between the booths will be widened considerably. The participants of the trade fair can thus move freely in the aisles and at the same time adhere to the distance rules.
We have waiting areas with sufficient distance
To ensure this, we take a close look at the hall planning and visitor flows for each individual event. At points with potential for queuing, such as at hall crossings or entrances to sanitary facilities, additional waiting areas will be set up to provide sufficient distance.
We inform you in advance
Already during registration in the run-up to an event, all trade fair participants (visitors, exhibitors, journalists, employees, service companies) are informed about the hygiene and safety measures.
We have visible and audible information for you
During an event on the exhibition grounds, reference is made to the measures frequently and in a variety of ways (posters, flyers, loudspeaker announcements).
How you can protect yourself
We wear a mouth and nose protector - and you?
We want to take care of each other. Therefore, please wear a mouth-nose cover for the protection of all participants.
We keep our distance
We make sure that the minimum distance rule of 1.50 meters is observed and indicate this by appropriate floor markings. This applies, for example, to visitor entrances and foyers, sanitary facilities, counters in the press center, checkrooms, trade fair offices and info counters.
We preserve the etiquette
Children and adults have learned in the last months: Please sneeze or cough in the crook of your arm. Preferably at a minimum distance of 1.5 meters and away from other people.
We have contact without physical contact
Since some time now we know politeness does not need handshakes. Therefore, please refrain from shaking hands and physical contact when you visit a trade fair.