Interclean Amsterdam Coronavirus updates

Interclean Amsterdam Coronavirus updates

 

Update 28-2-2020

Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will go ahead as planned at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre from 12-15 May 2020. As the organiser of the exhibition, at RAI we are closely followingdevelopments related to the coronavirus.

Our shows are supportive of the markets and communities we serve, and resilient in challenging times. Interclean especially plays an important role when it comes to personal hygiene, environmental cleaning, hand hygiene and disinfection. More than 900 manufacturers and 35,000 visitors gather during the show to get the latest information on how to prevent infections. It is our responsibility to facilitate this important and impactful moment.

We appreciate the concern that many will have over the current situation with regards to coronavirus. We follow in the footsteps of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry in recognising the role that commercial events will play in the recovery process for the global and local economies. That is why Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will go ahead as planned.

We are ready to demonstrate that we will do our part to overcome the current situation. Clear guidance is given on health measures before, during, and after events take place. We are in contact with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Clean Hospitals to monitor and act on new developments.

When it comes to health, we will rely on the experts in the field – from the WHO to specialised institutions and partners in the Netherlands. These include the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the municipal health service (GGD), Amsterdam council, Schiphol airport and KLM. We will follow their advice and have all precautions in place that necessary to keep every attendee safe.

For hygiene measures during Interclean Amsterdam itself, we have put the following precautions in place:

• Hand-disinfection products will be available at all entrances, bathrooms and other public spaces

• Personal hand sanitiser bottles will be spread throughout the venue

• Health information and first-aid points will be prevalent across the RAI

• Regular cleaning and sanitising of registration and presentation equipment will take place

• An awareness campaign on personal hygiene will be run among attendees 

 

As for all on-site attendees and personnel, we advise following these precautions:

• Wash your hands frequently. Use the hand-disinfection products that are available at the RAI

• Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow

• Use paper handkerchiefs

• Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections

• Avoid excessive contact, a simple verbal greeting, or fist bump will do

We look forward to welcoming exhibitors and attendees to Interclean Amsterdam 2020 for what will be another exciting and insightful event. We assure everyone that the safety of everyone in attendance is paramount.

You can find more useful information to prevent transmission by our partner Clean Hospitals at: https://cleanhospitals.com/2020/02/20/clean-hospitals-coronavirus-update/

The official website for the latest updates and measures from the RIVM can be accessed at: https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-in-china

Should you require any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to email us at interclean@rai.nl

 

 

Posted 17-2-2020

Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will be held as planned from 12 - 15 May 2020. We, as RAI Amsterdam and organiser of Interclean, are closely following developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) .

We are in contact with specialised institutions and partners, including the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the municipal health service (GGD), Amsterdam council, Schiphol airport and KLM. Any measures required will be taken in consultation with clients and following the guidelines issued by RIVM and GGD. Our priority is always on safeguarding health and safety.

We have put the following precautions into effect

• Hand-disinfection products are available at all entrances, bathrooms and other public spaces

• Personal hand sanitiser bottles are spread throughout the venue

• Health information and first-aid points will be prevalent across the RAI

• Regular cleaning and sanitising of registration and presentation equipment

• Awareness campaign on personal hygiene amongst attendees 

As for all on-site attendees and personnel we advise to follow these precautions

• Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections

• Avoid handshaking or excessive contact 

• Frequent hand washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment

• People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands)

• Avoiding unprotected contact with farm or wild animals