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.
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
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
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
> 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.