MASTER INVESTOR SHOW 2020

The UK's largest event for private investors

Business Design Centre, London, 5 December 2020

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Statement regarding novel Coronavirus

Last updated 10 March 2020

Master Investor is closely monitoring the continuing developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus. We want to assure everyone planning to attend our upcoming event that safety and security are our top priorities and we will take all necessary steps to create a safe environment for everyone attending the show.

At this time, there is no plan to cancel or postpone the Master Investor Show. We are however tracking all travel restrictions, as well as information and guidance from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care. We will provide further updates as events warrant.

PRE-MEETING GUIDANCE

  • Attendees travelling to attend the event are encouraged to review and follow the Foreign and Commonwealth office advice.  All attendees should check themselves for symptoms before starting travel.
  • Exhibitors we encourage you to take common-sense precautions on your stands
    • Make sure tissues and hand sanitisers are available for your staff
    • Ensure any staff members with any sort of cold symptoms do not attend the exhibition
    • Please do not offer unwrapped sweets or snacks on your stand

PROTECTIVE/PREVENTATIVE MEASURES AT THE MASTER INVESTOR SHOW

  • As always, trained medical personnel will be available in the Business Design Centre during the Master Investor Show.
  • The Business Design Centre is increasing the number of hand sanitisation stations on entry and inside the building.
  • The Business Design Centre cleaning teams are increasing their activities with and increased focus on ‘high touch’ areas.

STEPS TAKEN AT THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE

We understand that the response from the media has understandably made many people concerned including those attending events, however we believe that with the implementations made at the BDC, all guests should be able to enjoy their visit just as much as usual.

We feel that it is our collective responsibility to pay attention to the facts and behave with common sense, taking the advice of the Government, Public Health England and the NHS. The Chief Medical Officer has commented that there is “no clear rationale” for stopping live events in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19; as such we have put in place the following measures:

  • Hand sanitiser is located on the walls outside of each toilet facility
  • Hand sanitiser is also located at ‘high touch’ areas such as catering facilities, till points, reception desks and bag search stations
  • Venue wide information is available on signs and digital screens for all guests to maintain personal hygiene
  • Our First Aid Team are prepared to deal with anyone presenting with symptoms of the virus, however we ask all those coming to the venue to observe the advice provided on our website and visit the venue accordingly

In addition to this our facilities teams are focusing on the cleaning of ‘high touch’ areas, where the spread of viruses is more likely. This includes:

  • Hard surfaces; such as reception areas, kitchen areas, breakout spaces and toilets
  • Control pads; such as ATM machines, photocopiers and lift panels
  • Door handles around the venue; including main entrances, stairwell doors, meeting rooms and toilet entrances, as well as exit push buttons
  • Handrails, bannisters and ironwork

BDC: Advice for Those Coming to Business Design Centre

Although the majority of our exhibitors and attendees are UK based, the BDC have recommended that if you have travelled from the following countries, that you do not come to the venue and avoid contact with people until you have been back in the country for 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms.

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macao
  • Cambodia
  • Iran
  • Northern Italy
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

If you are experiencing symptoms, including cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should not travel to events at the venue, even if your symptoms are mild.

The World Health Organisation’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals.

WHO: Advice to the Public on Coronavirus