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IMPORTANT UPDATE for your trade fair participation at Fi & Hi Europe 2021
Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe 2021 will be organised in compliance with the "2G rule", which means attendees will need to provide digital EU-approved proof of being vaccinated or recovered.
This also means that non-vaccinated attendees with a negative PCR or antigen test will no longer be allowed to enter.
These stricter measures have been adopted to ensure maximum health and safety for all attendees.
In addition, the event will be held in line with Informa’s AllSecure health & safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.
Attendees who wish to access Fi & Hi Europe 2021, must be in possession of an EU-approved proof of vaccination or recovery.
Proof of full vaccination with an EU-authorised Covid-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior to entry
Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 infection within the previous 6 months
Only the following EU/ EMA approved vaccines are accepted:
Proof in written or digital form is accepted and must be provided in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
It must prove a full course of vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was completed.
To certify vaccination, the proof must include the following data:
We accept a proof of a previous infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus issued in written or digital form in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
The proof needs to have been performed no less than 28 days and no more than six months prior to entry.
Proof is provided by submitting a positive PCR test.
If recovered longer than 6 months prior to entry, participants are required to provide a proof of administration of at least one vaccine dose alongside their proof of recovery.
Proof must be issued in written or digital form in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish
N.B: Photographs of written proof are not considered proof in digital form.
Proof in digital form needs to have been issued in digital form by the authorised issuer and transmitted in digital form to the authorised recipient.
Attendees who stayed in one of the high risk areas in the last 10 days before entering the Federal Republic of Germany must observe certain rules:
Please check the following websites for more information:
Please come prepared and allow yourself additional time for venue checks and entrance into the show. We will do our utmost to minimise queues. If you do need to queue at any point, we ask that you observe social distancing where possible.
1 - PROOF OF COVID STATUS
Proof of vaccination OR proof of recovery will be required to gain entry.
2 - MASK WEARING
Masks are required. Medical exemptions will apply, as well as allowing for the removal of masks when eating, drinking and during 121 business meetings. We do ask that attendees be respectful of others during business meetings and wear a mask if their meeting partner requests it.
3 - YOUR DIGITAL BADGE
This year we are only working with digital badges. Your digital badge is on the Fi Europe app – simply scan to enter the event. No more paper badges and lanyards, and no more waiting in line to have it printed!
1. Enhanced cleaning
Fi Europe will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after the event, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitisation throughout the course of the event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas.
2. Personal hygiene
We will provide additional hand washing facilities and hand sanitising stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
3. Non-contact registration
We will employ a system that facilitates non-contact registration for participants, including the availability of online registration.
4. Physical contact
We will request that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, promoting alternative ways to greet business partners. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged, with digital alternatives recommended.
5. Physical distancing
Fi Europe will maintain a density of participants in line with local authority regulations and venue or other relevant guidance. This will be managed through one or more control measures such as pre-show communications to participants, a one-way traffic system around show floors, staggered entry times, on-site signage and floor markings and on-site social distance ambassadors.
6. Food and beverage stations
The team will work closely with the venue to employ the highest standard of food safety, minimising self-service buffets in favour of pre-packaged food options. If any queuing is anticipated, social distancing will be maintained through the use of floor markings and relevant signage.
7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Participants at Fi Europe will be asked to wear a face mask on entry. Further items of PPE, such as gloves and eye screens, will be used by participants and staff if appropriate, in line with local government and health authority advice.
8. First aid
There will be access to a qualified first aider and a separate quarantine area if possible. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, and teams will follow local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
The event will follow relevant health authority guidance on screening participants. This may include checking the temperatures of everyone on entry, through thermal scanning or other screening processes.
10. Trace and contact
Should it be necessary, we will work with local authorities to trace and contact participants at our events, subject to local privacy regulations.