Covid-19 FAQ - Solids Rotterdam

Frequently asked questions Solids Rotterdam

Underneath you will find an update following the press conference of 13 August this year and what this means for Solids. At the moment, trade fairs are allowed from the government and the first trade fairs will also start in the coming period. Trade fairs until September 20 applies that they continue with some additional measures, as social distancing and a maximum capacity of 1 visitor per 5 m2. Furthermore, Easyfairs has decided to carry out the covid-19 check at the entrance as an extra measure in order to set up a trade fair as safely as possible. After the following press conference who is planned for September 17, we will come with a new update where we hope for the relaxations already announced that are planned for September 20th.

Indeed, the government makes a distinction between trade fairs and events. The reason here for is that trade fairs are held in a transfer location. For a transfer location, where the public is only a short time in the same area and no fixed seated, there is an exception. Until September 19, a visitor standard applies for these events (including trade fairs) 1 visitor per 5m2 (with a mutual distance of 1,5 meters).

That is not definitively know currently. This will be announced in the next press conference scheduled for September 17.

In the last press conference, the government indicated that it plans to stop the 1,5 meters distance from September 20th. That also applies for trade fairs. Whether this step will actually be taken will be announced in the press conference on September 17.

In the press conference of August 13 last year, the government announced that from September 20 a covid-19 entry ticket applies by activities with 75 visitors or more. Whether this will actually apply will become clear from the press conference on September 17th. That is also the moment we can say more about it. For our trade fairs till September 20 we will do a covid-19 check trough the covid-19 entry access. We do this to create an even safer environment for our visitors, exhibitors and our own employees.

You will get a covid-19 entry ticket with a full covid-19 vaccination, two weeks after your last vaccination. A valid recovery certificate or a negative test result of up to 24 hours. Self tests are not allowed, only PCR or antigen tests are valid.

If according to the press conference of September 17 this actually will be implemented, then we will do the check by entering the trading floor. How this check eventually will look like and where you need to think of to get access to the fair, we will announce that if necessary after the press conference of September 17th.

At this moment the covid-19 check will not apply for the building and dismantle days. Could be apparent from the press conference of September 17 that these guidelines are being adjusted. Then we will follow them.

Wearing a mouth mask is not required anymore, but we will provide free mouth masks to the one who will find it comfortable to wear it. On the trade fair there will also be places several sanitizer stations so you can disinfect your hands as desired. Furthermore will it be possible to disinfect your hands at every stand. In addition, we have further optimized our air treatment systems in the last period. This will help to limit the transmission of respiratory infections such as covid-19. In addition, there is now an even healthier and more pleasant indoor climate in our exhibition halls.  In the stands, the exhibitors are responsible for implementing the measures force at that time. Additional facilities such as mudguards can be ordered trough our Event Services department.

The role of a trade fair is very important in many ways. There are multiple sectors in the Netherlands who have experienced negative consequences of the pandemic. The Dutch government therefore sees the trade fairs as the drivers of the recovery of the economy. This is where supply and demand come together, tomorrow’s innovations are presented and Dutch business meets. There are industries who will realize up to 40% of their annual sales on a trade fair. Also for other service providers a trade fair is indispensable, for example stand builders. The local and regional economy also benefits when a trade fair or event takes place, such as hotels, taxi services and restaurants.

Recently we have conducted a large-scale survey among visitors to trade fairs taking place this autumn. In total over 6.000 respondents participated on this survey. This showed that 90% of the visitors plan to visit trade fairs again this autumn.

Easyfairs Netherlands follow the measures taken by the government.

Yes, there will be catering on our trade fairs and events. We also follow government guidelines.

No, in case of cancellation by the customer, the cancellation conditions as included in the relevant agreement apply. If Easyfairs is not allowed to organize the trade fair due to a force majeure situation, Easyfairs will examine on a case-by-case basis whether the relevant event can be moved to a new date.

The best way to stay informed is through our social media channels. We update our covid-19 page regularly, so you can stay informed about the latest developments.