COVID-19 FAQs

YOUR HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY!

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic still has us firmly in its grip. Even so, we remain optimistic and are very much looking forward to staging a successful INOVA COLLECTION this summer, in 2021. The progress of the vaccination programme and the comprehensive rollout of testing facilities will allow us to run our trade fairs safely this season.

The last INOVA COLLECTION took place successfully in August 2020 under tight restrictions. We are confident that our safety and hygiene concept, which is continually being adapted to the latest guidelines, will make us all feel safe during the event.

At the beginning of the pandemic, we devised a series of safety regulations and a code of conduct designed to ensure that our events run smoothly and that everyone can conduct their business in a safe environment. As a result, we are in a strong position to respond quickly and dynamically to any adaptations required by the health authorities.

Our concept is based on the current hygiene regulations issued by the German State of Hesse.

IMPORTANT
Access to the fair will only be granted if you have registered online in advance AND have proof that you do not have coronavirus (vaccination certificate, proof of recovery or negative CPR test)! The negative test result cannot be more than 24 hours old.


The nearest Corona test stations can be found here:

3 minutes walk from Messecenter Rhein-Main
LIDL car park, Hessenstraße 2, Hofheim-Wallau (reservation)
(open from 9 a.m., closed on Sundays)

3 minutes by car from Messecenter Rhein-Main
Multisports Wallau, Nassaustraße 32, Hofheim-Wallau
(open daily from 10 a.m.)

10 minutes by car from Messecenter Rhein-Main
IKEA car park, Am Wandersmann 2-4, Hofheim-Wallau
(open daily from 8 a.m.)

Last update: 10.07.2021

WHAT SHOULD I BEAR IN MIND WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE FAIR?

Please note that visitors to INOVA COLLECTION and SHOWROOM Hamburg must register and generate their tickets online (print and fold) in advance of the fair. It will NOT be possible to register on arrival.

Our hygiene concept also requires you to provide your full details when registering for the event. This is the only way for people to be identified and contacted quickly, should there be a Covid-19 outbreak.

To respond adequately to surges in the number of attendees, we will ask visitors to choose time slots during the registration process so that we can see in the run-up to the fair when waiting times can be expected and/or access restrictions may be needed.

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST CORONA TEST STATIONS?

The nearest Corona test stations can be found here:

3 minutes walk from Messecenter Rhein-Main
LIDL car park, Hessenstraße 2, Hofheim-Wallau (reservation)
(open from 9 a.m., closed on Sundays)

3 minutes by car from Messecenter Rhein-Main
Multisports Wallau, Nassaustraße 32, Hofheim-Wallau
(open daily from 10 a.m.)

10 minutes by car from Messecenter Rhein-Main
IKEA car park, Am Wandersmann 2-4, Hofheim-Wallau
(open daily from 8 a.m.)

HOW WILL THE ENTRANCES AND EXITS BE ORGANISED?

There will be separate entrances and exits for both exhibitors and visitors.

When you arrive, please have your advance online registration ready (print & fold ticket) as well as proof that you do not have coronavirus (vaccination certificate, proof of recovery or negative CPR test). The negative test should not be more than 24 hours old.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FACE COVERING?

All attendees are required to wear an FFP2 mask/surgical face mask, covering the nose and mouth, across the entire exhibition centre (incl. the outdoor area and the exhibition hall).

People exempt from wearing a face covering must have a corresponding doctor’s certificate and are requested to point this out on entry.

IS THERE A LIMIT ON INDIVUDUAL VISITING HOURS?

There will be no limit on individual visiting hours! The maximum number of participants approved by the health authority is sufficient for INOVA COLLECTION.

WILL VISITOR GUIDANCE SYSTEM BE IN PLACE?

Visitor guidance is based around the existing system of aisles. Visitors are requested not to form groups in the aisles nor to linger unnecessarily. The width of the aisles has been adapted to ensure that everyone can observe the minimum social distance at all times.

HOW WILL THE HYGIENE MEASURES BE IMPLEMENTED?

During INOVA COLLECTION in Wallau and the Showroom in Hamburg, we will continuously monitor the hygiene measures and react accordingly in case of violations. Our staff is required to draw the attention of all trade fair participants to strict compliance with the specified hygiene standards. At the same time, safety and service information will be communicated throughout the building over the tannoy, as required.

Cleaning and disinfection plan

    • Sufficient hand sanitisers and disinfectant will be available in the public areas.
    • Door handles, handrails and frequently used surfaces will be cleaned regularly and continually in accordance with a cleaning and disinfecting plan.
    • The toilet facilities will be organised in such a way that social distancing can be observed. In addition, the facilities will be looked after, at all times, by our fully trained cleaning partner.

WHICH MEASURES APPLY AT THE EXHIBITION STANDS?

To protect the health of all attendees and staff, it is important not to shake hands and to avoid all physical contact during business meetings.

Responsibility for the implementation and observance of the hygiene and social distancing measures at the exhibition stands lies with the exhibitor for the entire duration of the event (similar to occupational health and safety and fire protection regulations). Exhibitors at INOVA COLLECTION and the SHOWROOM will be comprehensively briefed before the fair and are requested to implement current hygiene measures.

The wearing of a face mask, covering both the nose and mouth, as well as the observance of the minimum social distance are mandatory and should be given top priority.

WHAT ABOUT THE VENTILATION CONCEPT AT THE FAIR?

The ventilation system at the venue – Messecenter Rhein-Main – ensures that the air in the exhibition halls is constantly being exchanged. Visitors and exhibitors will also benefit from our new air conditioning system. In addition to the ventilation system, each storey has plenty of doors and windows that can be opened during the fair as required.

WILL THERE BE A SUPPORTING PROGRAMME?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to have the kind of supporting programme we were accustomed to before the pandemic due to the restrictions enforced by the authorities. We will, therefore, be staging both fairs without extra visitor attractions. Should the regulations allow, we will, however, organise an evening get-together.

HOW WILL THE CATERING BE ORGANISED?

We have adapted our high-quality catering service to the regulations set down by the health authorities. This year, we will be introducing “Food Stations” in a generous outdoor area available only to participants. The food stations within the exhibition area will offer snacks only. All stations will be fitted with appropriate protection. We will also be monitoring the number of people in the standing and seating areas at any one time. If waiting times should arise, corresponding floor markings will enable the minimum distance for social distancing to be observed at all times.

Health & Hygiene Concept for Exhibitors

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Any other questions?

Should you have any questions that have not been answered above, the quickest way to contact us is by email at service@inova-collection.de.

PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

 

 

 

Vaccinated | Tested | Recovered

 

 

Use Face Mask

 

Keep distance

 

Disinfect your hands