World Retail Congress 2019

 

COVID Safety Plans

COVID Safety Plans

secureIMPORTANT UPDATE:

In line with latest government guidance and the Association of Event Organisers World Retail Congress has taken the decision to verify attendee COVID-19 status on arrival.

This means all attendees will need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. This will need to be one of the following:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival.
    OR
  • Proof of a Negative Lateral Flow Test result, taken within 48hrs of arrival.
    OR
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

You can create and present your NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App (including a downloadable pdf), on the NHS website or as a paper letter, which can be requested through the NHS website or by ringing 119.

If you are visiting from the EU, we will be accepting EU digital Covid certificates.

Verification areas will be clearly signposted on arrival at the venue. Once verified, you will be given a wrist band, and allowed access inside the venue.

Whilst it's not mandatory if you are double vaccinated, we would still kindly ask as an extra measure of precaution that you take a lateral flow test 24 hours before the event takes place to further enhance the safety of yourself and other attendees.

For further information around Covid-19 safety, please see our FAQs below.

COVID-19 FAQs

Will I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend the WRC London Summit?

No, it is not mandatory that you need to be vaccinated, but in line with the event industry association and advise from the UK and local government, you will be required to present your NHS COVID Pass on entry in order to gain access to the event and to help us to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

The NHS COVID Pass can be obtained if one of the following applies:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival.
    OR
  • Proof of a Negative Lateral Flow Test result, taken within 48hrs of arrival.
    OR
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

You can create and present your NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App (including a downloadable pdf), on the NHS website or as a paper letter, which can be requested through the NHS website or by ringing 119.

How can I get a PCR Test to obtain a COVID-19 pass?

You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site. Both can be done here.

How can I get a lateral flow test to obtain the NHS COVID-19 pass?

Lateral Flow test kits can be ordered online through the Government website or purchased from a pharmacy.

You can also find your local LFT testing centre online.

My age group hasn’t been offered the vaccine yet

We understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to receive a vaccine yet so you will need to be tested (within 48hrs of entry) and show proof of the negative result on arrival.

You will need to upload the results of your test online via the NHS Covid Pass App to validate your pass (or via the Government Website for international ticket holders)

I am travelling from Europe, will you accept EU Digital COVID certification?

Yes, EU Digital COVID Certificates will be accepted. You can also present a negative test via text message.

Use the Government Website to register your result. You should use your accommodation/place of residence as the postcode for registering your result.

I am travelling from outside of Europe, what shall I do?

You will need to take an LFT test 36  hrs before arriving. You will upload your test result via the UK Government website, who will follow-up with a confirmation text message which you must display on entry.

Use the Government Website to register your result. You should use your accommodation/place of residence as the postcode for registering your result.

Alternatively, you can find your local testing centre, and show the text message confirming your test result.

I’m travelling from an Amber country and need to book a day 2 testing kit, can you arrange that on my behalf?

No, we are not able to pre-book covid tests on your behalf, but we can recommend using DocTap to book your tests.

I’m from UK territories, but do not have access to the NHS COVID-19 pass?

You will need to take an LFT test 36 hrs before arriving. You will upload your test result via the UK Government website, who will follow-up with a confirmation text message which you must display on entry.

Use the Government Website to register your result. You should use your accommodation/place of residence as the postcode for registering your result.

Alternatively, you can find your local testing centre, and show the text message confirming your test result.

Will I have to wear a mask?

It will not be required to wear a face covering or practice social distancing while attending the event, however we advise visitors to be responsible, and wear a mask in busy areas or where they feel appropriate or comfortable.

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