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PATS Telford 2021 - Last updated 14th September 2021

We want to ensure that PATS 2021 is as safe as possible for our visitors, exhibitors, and staff.

Therefore, PATS will be staged in line with current government guidance and reflecting policies being widely adopted by the UK events industry. As a result, we will be requesting proof of Covid-19 status on arrival at the venue.

All visitors, exhibitors & contractors will be asked to show proof of COVID-19 status on arrival at PATS. This can be one of the following:

  • Proof of double vaccination (your 2nd dose being administered at least two weeks prior to attendance).   You can present this certification via the NHS Covid Pass within the NHS App on your smartphone, or internationally recognised equivalent, or as a printed document, or by showing your paper vaccination card.
  • Proof of negative Lateral Flow Test result taken within 48 hours of arrival, shown on an email or text, submitted via www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, within 180 days of PATS (including 10 day isolation following the result) via the NHS Covid Pass within the NHS App.

Under the current guidance it is not a legal requirement to wear a mask, but as show organisers, we are encouraging people who are able to do so, particularly when moving around the show.

In addition, hand sanitisers will be in place around the venue along with an enhanced cleaning regime for communal areas such as catering points and toilets.

If you feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend the show.

Extra precautions will be taken by staff at the Venue, Organisers and Exhibitors to reduce any risk of the transmission of COVID-19 on-site at the show, including an assessment of the risk of transmission in all areas. 

We continue to monitor the current situation, information can be found at www.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk

Please check back regularly for the most up to date information relating to PATS Telford 2021

Telford International Centre

*These Covid secure measures are in place at Telford International Centre (will be amended as restrictions ease) - updated 20th May 2021

Additional Signage

  • We will be providing NHS standard signage advising the use of face coverings, social distancing, use of hand sanitiser and regular hand washing

Tannoy Announcements

  • There will be regular pre-recorded announcements reminding visitors of social distancing and the use of face masks

Enhanced Cleaning

  • There will be regular enhanced cleaning throughout the venue paying particular attention to touch points such as door handles with BS14476 Covid Safe chemical
  • We will be providing hand sanitiser at the entrance / exit of the building, entrance to toilets and at all catering points
  • We will be providing extra non recycling bins for exhibitors and visitors to dispose of single use face coverings and PPE

Serving of Food & Drink

  • All areas to be sanitised prior to use
  • Where there are self-serve coffee machines disinfectant wipes are available for individuals to clean push buttons before and after use.
  • Suitable signage
  • Disposable cups, cutlery, plates and bowls
  • All condiments to be available in sachets and milk served in jiggers
  • Sandwiches and other foods (where suitable) to be individually wrapped complete with allergen and dietary information
  • Table service
  • Sneeze screens to be available at service points
  • Staff will wear gloves and face masks
  • Hand sanitiser available at each catering point
  • Seating areas to be socially distanced
  • Increased hand washing for F&B Staff when serving food