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The Health and Safety Event rescheduled due to coronavirus

19 March 2020

FOLLOWING THE escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, the decision has been taken to reschedule The Health and Safety Event, The Security Event, The Fire Safety Event and The Facilities Event to 22-23 September 2020.

In a statement, the organiser, Nineteen Group, said: "The decision has been taken in consideration of the recent spread of the virus, as well as the impact of current and likely future travel restrictions. Whilst government guidance has not restricted mass gatherings, we feel we need to uphold a duty-of-care to our community and have listened to our customers.

"All four events are twice the size of last year, have exceeded their targets and even in the last weeks are enjoying record-breaking pre-registration, but we feel this new date will be safer and gives the market time to deal with these unprecedented circumstances. The NEC has worked hard to provide a slot in September to give the market clarity and provide an even larger visitor base to do business with. The location of the NEC provides the best location to create a truly national event for the security, fire, health and safety and facilities markets."

Stand bookings and visitor registrations will be transferred to the new dates and Nineteen Group says it has already begun personally calling each customer to help them through this process.

The new dateline also creates the opportunity to co-locate the existing series with one of Nineteen Group’s other market-leading events - The Emergency Services Show creating the UK’s largest event focused on the protection of people, places and assets.

The following events will collocate;

The Emergency Services Show
The Fire Safety Event
The Security Event
The Health & Safety Event
The Facilities Event

Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group, said: "We have listened to the concerns of our customers regarding the escalation of Covid-19. Standing in their shoes, what is clear is we need to stand united with our community, and in a safe and responsible way, tackle the challenges that this virus brings. We’ve held off sending out a blanket communication until today to allow our team to personally call each exhibitor. Feedback from the industry has been extremely positive. We would like to thank all our exhibitors, stakeholders and visitors for their continued support. We are committed to creating unprecedented business opportunities for the markets we serve.”

Should you have any queries please contact the team on T: +44 (0)20 8947 9177 or E: marketing.nec@nineteen-events.com