NEC Classic Motor Show 2020 is on

NEC Classic Car Motor Show 2020 organisers vow to keep the show. In their lead news a report in last week's Classic Car Weekly says "the organisers of the Classic Car Motor Show 2020 at the NEC have vowed it will go ahead with social distancing in place if the UK Government gives it the green light.

The event organisers, Clarion Events, say that it is planning to go ahead with the three day indoor show at Birmingham NEC and that it has worked with other event organisers to create an industry wide standard to help minimise the spread of coronavirus. They say they have gone though every stage of a classic fan's show visit to make sure social distancing and hygiene measurers can be carefully followed.

Key "green light" factor
The CCW report also adds "the UK Government has indicated that the Covid-19 alert level would need to be at Level 2 rather than the current Level 3, brought in ahead of recent lockdown restrictions, before large events are allowed to take place".


Covid-19 alert levels in the UK
Risk levels are measured by a five-level, colour-coded alert system.
The UK Government unveiled the system on 11th May 2020. The prime minister said it would help decide how tough social-distancing measures should be.
See an explanation of the alert levels

NEC Classic Motor Show website

Posted: 200713

Latest update from the event organisers
In their latest news release Clarion Events say "we're really excited to let you know that we are doing everything we can to bring the community together for the season finale in November, once the UK Government gives the green light.

While we intend to bring you the show you know and love, some things will be a little different this year. We're putting steps in place so you can feel confident that you are in as safe and secure environment as possible, as you immerse yourself in all things classic motoring.

Key changes include:
• Temperature checking upon arrival and face masks recommended
• Extended opening times with dedicated entry time and hall entrance options
• Widened aisles to enable easy viewing whilst maintaining physical distancing
• Hand sanitiser stations across the show
• Enhanced cleaning regime by venue and exhibitors

To see all the measures we are putting in place, in detail, head over to our Keeping You Safe page on our website". The key points there are:
> Staggered visitor admission time slots will enable evenly spread attendance, minimising queuing to provide a safer and more seamless experience. All visitors will be encouraged to purchase their ticket in advance.
> Social distancing will be managed in line with the latest UK Government guidance.
> Face masks are strongly recommended by the event organiser in line with UK Government guidance. These should be supplied by the attendee themselves.
> Show layout will have managed exhibitor numbers to optimise exhibitor to visitor ratio, clear signage and controlled visitor traffic will help everyone keep a safe distance, wider aisles to enable social distance and to enhance the visitor experience and multiple entrances will enable management of social distancing and queues. Specialist social distance marshals will assist with the management of visitor flow.