Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Last updated: Wednesday 4 March, 19:30

Exhibitors and visitors to Security and Policing are advised that there is no change to the plans to hold this year’s event and that Security and Policing will run as scheduled between 3 – 5 March 2020 in Farnborough.

All attendees at Security and Policing 2020 are informed that they must make themselves familiar with the current UK Government information and advice on the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19: READ GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE. The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on the same Government page every day at 2pm until further notice.

As per the guidance, attendees should note that anyone who has travelled to a Category 1 location, whether they have symptoms or not, should self-isolate at home (or at their temporary residence if they are not at home) and MUST NOT attend Security and Policing 2020 in any circumstances.

Anyone who has a relevant travel or contact history in Category 2 location (VIEW RELEVANT LOCATIONS) and is concerned that they might have symptoms also MUST NOT attend Security and Policing 2020 in any circumstances, and should contact NHS 111 for further advice and guidance.

Should you feel unwell during your visit to Security & Policing 2020 and are experiencing typical symptoms of coronavirus (e.g. a fever, a cough, a shortness of breath, breathing difficulties), you are advised to seek immediate advice from the medical centre at the event.

We will continue to take regular advice from UK Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding any safety precautions related to COVID-19. The situation will continue to be monitored, with the relevant health and safety precautions being exercised where appropriate to ensure our commitment to exhibitor and visitor safety.

Please be advised that we are putting appropriate measures in place at the venue including widespread availability of hand sanitisers and Public Health messaging signage displayed across high volume areas of the exhibition including registration, toilets, dining areas and key feature entrances. Hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue are the best way to prevent the spread of almost all germs, including the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and we ask all attendees to please make frequent use of the hand sanitisers available throughout the event.

The organisers discourage handshaking or other forms of physical greeting/contact at this time, and encourage alternative non-contact greetings. We ask that attendees are not offended if delegates decline to accept standard business greetings such as handshakes.

We have increased awareness and training of all event staff for personal preventative hygiene measures and medical support at the venue.

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and keep exhibitors and visitors informed of any changes where appropriate.

Security & Policing Team