Delegate Wellbeing at PETEX
The PESGB recognise the need to reassure and protect those who come to PETEX. We will provide a safe space where you can relax, network and listen to talks in the knowledge that everyone on site has tested negative or has up to date vaccinations.
We are kindly asking those who attend to present one of the following on arrival;
- A negative rapid lateral flow test or PCR test taken within 48 hours of entry to the venue (one test will be valid for 1, 2 and 3 day ticket)
- A vaccination card showing that 2 weeks have passed since completing a full course of vaccination.
- 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.
- Other authorised identified documentation or method of confirming COVID-19 status (e.g. NHS Covid Passport or EU Digital Covid Certificate) for international attendees.
There will hand sanitisers as well as socially distanced auditoria where necessary. We also ask that throughout the conference you are respectful and conscious of the interactions individuals are comfortable with.
This guidance is subject to review, and we recommend checking the GOV.UK website for the latest information. Always check the latest guidance from your place of travel before attending PETEX 2021.
You can view the BDC’s full health and safety advice in relation to Covid-19 here.
Updated 19 July 2021
Before You Travel:
To help ensure the safety of staff and other attendees at the venue, the PESGB & BDC would ask you to follow UK Government advice in relation to symptoms of Covid-19 and isolation. Please do not come to the venue if you have any of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Common symptoms now also include a headache, sore throat or runny nose. You can find out more about what to do if you have symptoms on the UK Government website.
On Arrival to the Business Design Centre (BDC):
Although not mandatory, the BDC asks that all visitors come prepared to show your NHS COVID Pass or other authorised documentation. Those 18 and over can obtain an NHS COVID Pass if one of the following applies:
- Two weeks have passed since completing a full course of vaccination, whether that requires two doses or one dose (that is, two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen vaccine).
- You have proof of a negative rapid lateral flow or PCR test taken within 48 hours of entry to the venue, with both at-home and on-site (where available) being accepted. A lateral flow test taken at home will need to be reported into the public reporting system.
You have 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.
- Or other authorised identified documentation or method of confirming COVID-19 status (e.g. for international attendees).
Thermal imaging cameras have been installed in the reception area and loading bay at the venue to detect body temperatures of those arriving into the building. Anyone showing a temperature of 38.0 C and above will be given the opportunity to wait outside in an appropriate area for 10 minutes to be re-tested.
It is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in all settings. This means the wearing of face masks during PETEX 2021 are completely at your discretion, but the venue would recommend carrying a mask at all times to be used in areas where it may be busy.
We encourage all visitors to wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitiser stations located around the venue. The BDC will continue their robust cleaning schedule throughout the event, including the use of a electronic sanitiser equipment approved by Public Health England. All high volume touch points being sanitised on a regular basis.
The BDC is fitted with a fresh air ventilation system, which has recently been upgraded across all spaces, to maintain good airflow throughout the venue.