Our thoughts and sympathy are with all those impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak.
As a responsible business and in line with our company values, the health and safety of our staff and customers are our primary concern and priority. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation closely guided by information from the UK Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.
Whilst produce exports from China are understandably being cancelled, other produce movements in Europe and the UK are unaffected. The risk to individuals in the UK remains low and there is no restriction on travel or trade. In light of this, our day to day activities will take place as normal and we will continue to adhere to UK Government guidance.
We are taking extra measures, in tandem with our staff, to ensure the health and safety of our staff:
We are following the UK Government and Public Health England to stay up to date with the latest developments.
We are collaborating with our industry associations and other organisers to share information and actions.
We are adding signage regarding hygiene at key locations around our business.
The advice from Public Health England to minimise risks to health is for you to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, to carry tissues to capture sneezes and if you do feel unwell, seek medical advice, avoiding large public gatherings as you would with the flu.
If you are a visitor or exhibitor who has returned to the UK from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Macao, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos or northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini) in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country
If you have travelled to any of the locations detailed below since 19 February, you should immediately self-isolate by staying indoors avoiding contact with other people and call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to these areas:
Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy covering the 10 small towns in Lombardy (Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somalia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano) and one in Veneto (Vo’ Euganeo)
Special care zones Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
Some useful information sources are detailed below:
If you have any questions or concerns please keep checking our website as we will update this as and when Government guidance changes.