frequently asked questions
The consultative committee of Belgium’s various governments have decided on 22 December 2021 that indoor events are forbidden as from 26 December 2021.
Trade fairs, on the other hand, can still take place as these activities are covered by the trade protocol.
As owner of event locations, we take the current situation regarding COVID-19 very seriously. The health and well-being of our exhibitors, visitors and employees is our highest priority. This was true during the entire period of the pandemic and it is true now more than ever.
We can therefore ensure that trade fairs can take place in complete safety.
In line with the latest government decisions, we list the most important safety measures:
- Access to indoor events will only be possible on presentation of a Covid Safe Ticket (CST) combined with an identity card check.
- Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory at the fair during movements (from 6 years of age)
- Visitors may only circulate in groups of 2 persons
- One visitor is allowed per 10m² of exhibition area; we will take the necessary measures for this.
- Respecting the one and a half meter distance where necessary
- We provide sufficient ventilation in combination with the permanent monitoring of the CO2 values via our dozens of CO2 meters on our locations
- Disinfectant hand gels will be provided at all entrances
- An on-site Covid-19 test centre is provided for certain events, check the event website for more info.
It is always good to check the latest status via this link.
The health of our employees, visitors, exhibitors, organisers and all other parties involved in the organisation of a fair and/or event is of primary importance to us.
In order to underline the importance of this, we have entered into a partnership with SGS, a company that is internationally renowned for its safety and its controls. In concrete terms, this partnership means that our event locations will be regularly audited in order to guarantee a perfect follow-up of our safety and hygiene protocols.
Apart from this partnership, we have also worked hard on many other safety measures for our fairs, events and all our Easyfairs venues. The outcome of this work can be found in the diagram below.
Ventilation has gained importance again. All our event venues were equipped with CO-2 measurement systems that permanently monitor the air quality. Depending on the CO2 content in our spaces, various action plans are put into action.
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Our commitment to your safety
More than ever, your safety is one of our highest priorities. We have established new guidelines and rules to make our events and venues the most hygienic and safest places to meet and do business. All attendees, including visitors, exhibitors, partners and staff, are expected to adhere to our health and safety protocol.
This health and safety protocol has been drawn up in conjunction with SGS and is designed to ensure both your safety and peace of mind during your visit.
Cleaning and hygiene
Hand sanitiser stations will be available everywhere on the exhibition floor and in common areas such as seminar theatres. Please make good use of them! Disposable gloves will be available.
Food & drinks
You can still purchase food and drinks at our events and venues. For your safety, they are provided in prepacked servings, to eliminate the risk of infection. We kindly ask you to use the hand sanitisers available at catering points before eating and drinking.
To protect your personal health and safety, we only accept cashless payments at Antwerp Expo.
Easyfairs has entered into a partnership with SGS, an internationally renowned company in the field of safety and its control. In concrete terms, this partnership means that our event locations and fairs will be regularly audited in order to guarantee a perfect follow-up of our safety and hygiene protocols.
Personal protection & detection
Face masks are mandatory
Visitors, exhibitors and organisers must wear a mouth mask at trade fairs and salons (also during construction and dismantling). We recommend that you always bring your own.
Plexiglass shields are available for registration desks, information points, catering points and all counters staffed by team members throughout the event floor.
Crowd density standards
To ensure appropriate physical distancing, we will monitor the number of people attending our event locations, in accordance with local government guidelines.
We kindly request that you maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.
We recommend to register online before every 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. Check the website of the event you want to attend.
Stay home if you feel ill
Finally, as much as we want to see you at our events, we kindly ask you to respect everyone’s health and safety. If you feel at all ill – including mild cold symptoms – please stay at home.