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DDA Annual Conference COVID safety arrangements

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September 22nd 2021

Tagged: Conference news COVID19

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Event organisers have published reminder COVID-19 safety advice for attendees of the DDA Annual Conference and Best Practice, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 13-14, 2021.

Everyone entering the venue will need to demonstrate proof of their COVID-19 status. Attendees should bring with them (either on their phone or as a printed copy) a copy of their NHS COVID Pass valid on the day of event entry. This takes only two minutes to do. You can find more information on the NHS COVID Pass for events here.

You can get an NHS COVID Pass, obtained easily via the NHS App, if you have been double vaccinated 14 days prior to the event or you have a negative LTF or PCR test within 48 hours of creating the pass. Register for an LFT test here.

Other COVID-19 status proofs are:

  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
  • NHS exemption certificate.

COVID-19 status will be checked each day on arrival and you will be given a wristband confirming you have been checked.

The hall operates a ‘mask friendly’ policy.  The NEC operates an enhanced cleaning service and hand sanitising units will be installed in all high touch areas.