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COVID Safety

Safe Shows for everybody

At Farm Business Innovation Show and NEC, Birmingham we’re dedicated to delivering COVID secure shows to create a safe and secure environment to develop your business.

Following government guidance anyone wishing to enter Farm Business Innovation Show will have to provide one of the below upon entering the venue*:

  1. Proof of immunity to COVID-19
  2. Proof of double vaccination
  3. Negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of attending

Register for your covid pass at

Guidance of how to register a negative lateral flow test can be found at

Failure to present one of the following will result in refusal of entry to the show.

A limited number of lateral flow tests will be available upon arrival for an extra charge, however these will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

*Please note this is the current government guidance and will continue to be reviewed, should the requirement for COVID passports be required we will update accordingly.

  • FORTEM COVID-19 Safety Measures

    • Sending you your ticket to print at home and bring to the show with you

    • Supporting testing and tracing. Events are one of the industries where the testing and tracing is most possible and efficient as we record all our exhibitors, visitors, staff, etc that have been onsite

    • Managing the flow of traffic throughout the exhibition

    • Widening of aisles to create a safe distance, compliant with social distancing, including seating areas within seminar halls, masterclasses, and networking areas

    • Focusing on a digital approach before and at the event. With attendees having to pre-register to attend with contactless registration onsite to limit unnecessary contact with staff

    • Using digital credentials to limit touch points

    • Issuing best practices for visitors and exhibitors, such as avoiding shaking hands and sharing digital business cards

    • Following governmental guidance, the use of face coverings in exhibition centres is now mandatory

    • Installing additional informational signage inside the hall

  • The NEC COVID-19 Safety Measures

    • Supporting testing and tracing via pre-booked parking

    • Controlling the venue circulation with one-way systems, queuing plans, barriers and floor markings

    • Limiting touch points throughout the facilities including contactless access to the show and cashless systems for purchases and transactions

    • Placing sanitising stations throughout the venue for customer and staff use

    • Enhancing venue sanitisation throughout the day with particular focus on frequent contact surfaces

    • Creating the position of “washroom attendants” to ensure hygiene standards are maintained at all times

    • Installing informational signage throughout the venue to encourage personal hygiene and social distancing practices

    • Following governmental guidance, the use of face coverings in exhibition centres is now mandatory