Covid Safety Measures

ENSURING YOUR SAFETY AT MULTIMODAL 2021


Your safety is paramount so to ensure that your visit to Multimodal is as safe as possible, the NEC & Clarion Events are introducing a number of initiatives that will apply to all three days of the event (and all the build-up and break-down days).

These initiatives apply to everyone in attendance, all exhibitors, visitors and staff and is subject to updates.

Before you arrive

When preparing to visit Multimodal at the NEC, here's the things you should do before you arrive...
 

NEC Campus requirements
Organise your COVID-19 status pass

As with other large UK venues, to keep visitors and staff safe, the NEC is implementing COVID-19 status checks at agreed entry points. When visiting the NEC, please come prepared to show proof of your COVID-19 status.
 
The accepted method of showing COVID-19 status is as follows:
  • NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App (NB This is different to the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app). It is advised individuals apply no later than 48 hours before attending their event to allow for the application to be processed in time. The NEC team will accept all equivalent passes from the devolved nations of the UK.
  • Proof of 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.
  • Lateral flow or PCR negative test results text or e-mail, received within 72 hours prior to attending the event. If you plan on being at the NEC longer than the “window” please make sure you have brought spare LFT kits with you.
If visitors would prefer not to use the app or do not have a smartphone they can obtain a NHS COVID Pass letter (proving vaccination status only) by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.
 
EU Digital or paper COVID Certificate. International visitors can show their equivalent Covid Pass from their country of origin.
 
Visitors with a medical exemption should advise a member of staff during the checking process.
 
COVID PASS QUICK TIP: When you have your proof ready, we find it helps to download or screenshot a copy of your proof and save it to your photos, email or phone wallet. You could also print out a hard copy if you prefer. Having this makes things much easier when you arrive and avoids any mishaps you may encounter with accessing the app or dealing with those pesky low signal moments. Plus, it'll make checking and accessing the venue much quicker, too.
 
The NEC will be issuing coloured wrist-bands on passing through the entry points. These are valid for 48 hours
 

Multimodal Access

  • Registration in advance is essential this year as we are unable to provide registration on arrival.
  • When you register you'll receive a badge pdf which you should print off and bring along with you.
  • Register as early as possible to ensure we can get your badge to you in good time.
 
All areas of Multimodal – and the NEC as a whole – will be subject to enhanced cleaning, air movement/filtration and hand-sanitiser stations will be in abundance

Multimodal is a mask-friendly event; visitors and exhibitors can choose to wear one or not.

Multimodal will have additional areas for visitors to distance around the perimeter of the hall should they wish.
 
 

In Summary

To access the NEC Campus you will need either:
  • An accredited Covid pass
  • Proof of immunity (180 days)
  • A negative lateral flow test taken within 72 hours (bring spare tests if needed)

To access Multimodal you will need to have:
  • Registered in advance
  • Printed your badge off as there are NO registration facilities on arrival


Pre-book your event parking
If you're planning on arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book your car parking in advance. Not only will this save you money but pre-booking removes the need to queue and use any on-site payment machines providing a simpler, contact-free experience. The NEC has over 16,500 car parking spaces available across the site which means plenty of room to keep you safe and give you space from the moment you arrive.

 

COVID-19 FAQs

What are the conditions of entry?
Two vaccines or proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test.

Everyone (aged 11 and over) will be required to show proof of COVID status upon entry, either in the form of both vaccinations (first and second dose), and with the second dose 14 days ago; or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

For attendees registered with a GP in England, proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email. 

For attendees registered with a GP in England proof of vaccine can be displayed via the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF. 

A non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119. 

For international attendees proof of vaccine can be proved with authorised identified documentation/method of confirming COVID-19 status.

How do I provide proof of my negative lateral flow test?

To make sure you have proof of your negative lateral flow test you must report your result to the NHS.

To can do this via using one of the below options – you will need the QR Code, or the ID number from the test strip to report your result.

Report online – (fastest)
Visit: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

OR

Report by telephone
Lines are open every day, 7am to 11am
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 119
(Free from mobiles and landlines)
Scotland: 0300 303 2713
(charged at your standard network rate)

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from England?

By downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone, you can use the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination or lateral flow test status to the registration staff as you enter the event.  Alternatively you can download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version instead.

If you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, then you can order a copy of the NHS COVID Pass letter if you have been vaccinated by telephoning 119 but please note that the letter can take up to 5 working days to reach you.

To find out more about the NHS COVID Pass click here

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from Scotland?
If you live in Scotland, you can find out how to obtain your vaccination status on this website.

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from Wales?
If you live in Wales, you can find out how to obtain your vaccination status on this website.

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from Northern Ireland?
If you live in Northern Ireland you must supply paper proof of vaccination from your GP, or alternatively show a negative lateral flow test result.

How do I get my COVID Pass to gain entry to the event if I'm a visitor from overseas?
If you live overseas you will need to show your proof of vaccination from your country or show a negative PCR/lateral flow test result.

Do I need to wear a mask?
We are a mask-friendly event. However, you are not required to wear a mask on any of the open days. 

Will social distancing be in place?
More information on social distancing will be available closer to the event.

Will there be hand sanitiser available?
Hand sanitising stations will be installed at the entrances and around site at regular intervals.

Will social distancing be in place?
We have designed a floor plan with aisles at a minimum of 3m. All feature areas and theaters have been expanded to allow for extra space between chairs and furniture. More information on social distancing will be available closer to the event.

Do I need to quarantine after the event?
No, if you do not feel any symptoms of Covid-19 you will not need to quarantine after the event.

How will toilet facilities be operated?
Toilet facilities will be available and clearly signposted. 

What should I do if I feel unwell or are displaying COVID 19 symptoms?
Please follow current Government guidelines and arrange to go for a PCR test.

What happens if there has only been one week between my second vaccination and the event?
For attendees registered with a GP in England, proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email. 

What happens if I do not have the NHS app?
Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email. 

Proof of vaccine can be displayed via the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF. 

A non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119. 

What if I am travelling from Scotland or Wales?
Attendees from Scotland and Wales can show their vaccine status via a PDF from their respective NHS body.

Do I need to take a PCR or NHS lateral flow test post attending the event?
No
 

How can we help?

We can't wait to welcome the industry back to Multimodal 2021 in a live environment, and we know how important it is for you to generate new business and meet with your existing customers, so we are committed to delivering an event that meets those needs, in the best possible format, while maintaining the health and safety requirements outlined above.

We are working hard to bring you together in October 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham, and will update you on a regular basis with any developments. If you have any queries or concerns you would like to discuss, please get in touch with the Team

We look forward to seeing you.