1-4 Feb 2022
P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland

Keeping you safe

Last updated: 13/10/2021

Your safety and your business are our priorities. At SPE Offshore Europe, both are in safe hands.

At SPE Offshore Europe, we are all about connecting people, and so the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is of the utmost priority. Our team are working closely with local authorities, partners and venues to implement robust safety measures, which mean our event may look a little different this year. On this page, and in our communications to you, we will continue to update you with the specifics as we approach the show.

Stay Safe Guidelines

Essential information for anyone who will be present at our event. Learn about our increased hygiene measures and medical safeguarding. (Event health and safety precautionary guidelines are subject to change as directed by the local authorities.)

Before

In accordance with Scottish Government guidance, from 1st October 2021 ‘closed door’ business or trade events will be exempt from certification and attendees to these business events and conferences are not required to present COVID vaccine certifications. More details of the scheme are available on the Scottish Government website here.

Our team are working closely with local authorities to implement all necessary precautions and we will continue to update you on the specifics as we approach the show.  

We are dedicated to providing you with robust safety measures whilst creating an environment in which your business can thrive again. Here’s how your show will look different this year

Inbound Travel Advice

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here.

Registration

Please make sure you register and save your registration details before attending. Admission will be strictly by registration in advance only and details may be used for contact tracing if necessary.

Plan ahead

Plan your visit before you arrive at the venue. Knowing what you are going to do and where to go will contribute to safe and productive attendance. Also plan how to get to and from the venue by checking any relevant travel advice or restrictions.

Stay home if you are unwell

All guests are encouraged to check you are feeling well before attending our event. Please ensure that you are in good health, with no fever or other symptoms related to COVID-19, before travelling to the venue. 

On Arrival

There will be additional entry measures this year. Please have your printed badge ready to show to our registration staff and allow plenty of time to go through checks at the entrance.

Badging

To help manage queues we will not provide printing facilities as we have in previous years. Therefore all visitors must print their badge before arriving in order to gain access to the event. We will provide badge holders upon arrival.

During

Inside our event we are making meeting and doing business as safe as possible for everyone.

Face masks

All attendees are required by law to wear a face covering in all areas of the show unless exempt. 

Hygiene

Hand sanitisers will be readily available throughout the venue. Please continue to follow guidance and wash your hands frequently.

Be Kind

Please be mindful of individuals personal space, everyone will have their own unique levels of comfort as we return to events. Please give people space when you are walking past them and check before initiating personal contact (consider elbow bumps rather than handshakes or hugs). 

Ventilation

Ventilation will be increased, improving fresh air circulation in line with the latest guidance.

Cleaning

We will maintain the highest standards of cleaning before, during and after the event, including frequent cleaning of all high touch points.

Food and beverage

All catering facilities will be open but in line with the latest government guidance. Cashless payments are encouraged. 

Exhibitor stands

Exhibitors are reviewing stand designs to ensure physical distancing is maintained. Capacities for each stand will be displayed clearly.

Exhibit Safe

Information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, onsite precautions and improved stand-build procedures.

Further safety and security information

Your safety and security is our priority. We are continuing to work closely with local authorities and our venue to assess risks and develop comprehensive plans to keep you safe. For further information on safety and security measures you can expect to see at our event use the links below.

Events in the new normal

The Second Edition of Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health & Safety strategy represents a refresh, keeping pace with the evolving pandemic; emerging research; changes in thinking and practice etc. as the event industry gradually adapts and reopens for business. We’ve planned-for and tested the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ that will be necessary to respond to the risks associated with COVID-19.

FAQ's

In accordance with Scottish Government guidance, from 1st October 2021 ‘closed door’ business or trade events will be exempt from certification and attendees to these business events and conferences are not required to present COVID vaccine certifications. More details of the scheme are available on the Scottish Government website here.

Our team are working closely with local authorities to implement all necessary precautions and we will continue to update you on the specifics as we approach the show.  

Visitors from the rest of the UK - and the broader Common Travel Area (including Republic of Ireland) - Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here.

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here.

The health and safety of our participants continues to be our priority, as such we will be following closely the guidelines as set by the local Government and the venue and actively administering any new rules when planning SPE Offshore Europe. Please visit our health & safety page for more information.

All attendees are required by law to wear a face covering in all areas of the show unless exempt.

If you develop mild COVID-19 symptoms whilst in Aberdeen you should self-isolate immediately and book a test. Further information on this can be found here; https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-get-a-test-if-you-have-symptoms. If your symptoms become severe or you're experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, phone 111 for further advice.

If you develop symptoms onsite and require immediate medical attention you should attend the first aid room on the concourse if you are able to, or request medical assistance by phoning the first aid room. If you develop mild symptoms and do not require medical help please make your way to the nearest exit, avoiding any unnecessary contact and inform the Organisers of your symptoms by phoning the organisers office. You should self isolate at home or in your hotel immediately and book a test; https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-get-a-test-if-you-have-symptoms.

Responding effectively to COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. We must all adopt new practices, respect each other, and follow science-based guidelines to safeguard ourselves and others. Let’s work together to overcome the challenges, bring people together and get businesses growing again.

Hugh Jones
CEO, Reed Exhibitions

Contact us

We hope that helped provide more clarity about safety procedure at the event however, if you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team – we’re here to help!

FAQs

Have a few questions about the event? Take a look at our FAQ page, where we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions, to help you get the most out of the event.