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We hope you are excited about your visit to ExCeL London, but remember your experience might be slightly different this year. We want to make sure this is a safe and comfortable experience for all so please read the following carefully to ensure smooth access to FEE.


All the information about how to attend the show safely can be found below. However if you are still unsure, or what like to speak to a member of the team, please contact us at forensicseuropeexpo@clarionevents.com

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When should you not travel?

You should not travel to FEE if you need to self-isolate, for example if you have been asked to:

  • self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace;
  • are required to isolate after travel; or
  • because you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in sense of taste or smell), even if these symptoms are mild.

If you or anyone they live with, have one or more of these symptoms they should not attend, and should follow the guidance on testing and self-isolation.

Requirements for entry

Before you travel to ExCeL London please ensure you have:

  • Printed off your badge or approval email
  • Your ID
  • Proof of your COVID-19 status. 

Failure to do so will mean you are unable to enter the venue. Government rules have changed, and face coverings are no longer mandatory although we recommend you wear one in busy areas.

Please scroll down for information on how to prove your Covid-19 status.

You should not travel to FEE if you need to self-isolate, for example, if you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace; are required to isolate after travel; or because you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in sense of taste or smell), even if these symptoms are mild. If you or anyone they live with, have one or more of these symptoms they should not attend, and should follow the guidance on testing and self-isolation.

Attendees from England

Attendees from England

  • Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
    This should be reported and demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS app, or a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. This can be on your device or a printout. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival to ExCeL, London

OR

  • Proof of full vaccination
    Both doses were received at least 14 days prior to arrival at ExCeL, London. It must be demonstrated either via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App or the English vaccination letter.  
    Your vaccination card will not be accepted.

OR

  • Proof of natural immunity
    Demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App. Based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

The NHS COVID Pass is available if you are registered with a GP in England and:

  • Have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine).
  • Have had your second dose of the vaccine at least two weeks prior to FEE.
  • Were vaccinated in England.
  • And/or have logged your negative Lateral Flow Test results in the last 48 hours
  • And/or have Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

If you are using your negative Lateral Flow Test result to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can only access your NHS COVID Pass if you have registered and verified your identity on the app. You should also log your Lateral Flow Test results using the public reporting system. It can take up to two hours for your results to appear within the app.

We strongly recommended that you download the NHS App and set up your NHS COVID Pass well in advance of travelling to FEE. This is not something that is easy to do on the day outside the entrance to ExCeL.

You will only need to show your vaccine status once throughout your attendance at FEE. Your badge will be ‘marked’ for fast-track entry each time you enter the event. You can get your badge ‘marked’ only at the FEE entry points or in the badge print areas.

Military Personnel

If you are registered with an Armed Forces GP surgery it may be that your Surgery does not currently support the NHS App and you will need to show your English vaccination letter. Click here to get your letter.

NHS Lateral Flow Test

  • The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival at ExCeL London.
  • All tests will be self-administered.
  • The results of the Lateral Flow Tests need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool, you do not need to be a UK resident to use this tool.

You must show proof of your negative test result. You can demonstrate it:

  • Via e-mail or text message (from NHS Test and Trace).

How to get tested

Lateral Flow Test - Collect

You can visit a pharmacy to collect your Lateral Flow Tests for self-testing.

Remember if you’re an international badge holder who is required to quarantine, you can only visit a pharmacy once you’ve completed your quarantine period.

How to report your result

You can report your result online here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result *

*when you get to step 3 of the online form 'where in the UK do you live', please select the option 'England' as this is where you will be staying whilst attending FEE.

OR

You can report your result by telephone (lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm):

England: 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

International: +44 300 303 2713

Covid-19 self-testing instructions

Video Instructions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#videos-how-to-do-a-rapid-test-at-home

Help and Guidance in another language: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#guides-in-different-formats-and-languages

Attendees based elsewhere in the UK

Attendees based elsewhere in the UK

Proof of full vaccination: Wales / Scotland / Northern Ireland only

Both doses were received at least 14 days prior to arrival at ExCeL, London. It must be demonstrated via the ScottishWelsh or Northern Ireland vaccination record services.

  • If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your vaccination status on this website.
  • If you live in Wales, you can request your vaccination status by following these instructions. It can take up to ten working days for a certificate to arrive.
  • If you are a resident of Northern Ireland you can request your Covid certificate here.

OR

Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. This can be on your device or a printout. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival to ExCeL, London

NHS Lateral Flow Test

  • The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival at ExCeL London.
  • All tests will be self-administered.
  • The results of the Lateral Flow Tests need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool, you do not need to be a UK resident to use this tool.
  • You must show proof of your negative test result. You can demonstrate it:

  • Via e-mail or text message (from NHS Test and Trace).

How to get tested

Lateral Flow Test - Collect

You can visit a pharmacy to collect your Lateral Flow Tests for self-testing.

Remember if you’re an international badge holder who is required to quarantine, you can only visit a pharmacy once you’ve completed your quarantine period.

How to report your result

You can report your result online here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result *

*when you get to step 3 of the online form 'where in the UK do you live', please select the option 'England' as this is where you will be staying whilst attending FEE.

OR

You can report your result by telephone (lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm):

England: 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

International: +44 300 303 2713

Covid-19 self-testing instructions

Video Instructions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#videos-how-to-do-a-rapid-test-at-home

Help and Guidance in another language: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#guides-in-different-formats-and-languages

International attendees

International attendees

Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

LFT

This should be reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. This can be on your device or a printout. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival to ExCeL

PCR

If you have proof of a PCR negative result on arrival to the UK, you can use this to gain entry to FEE for 48 hours after your arrival into the UK. This documentation should be in English.

If you take an NHS PCR test mid-event (PCR tests are mainly for people who have symptoms) most people get their result the next day, but it may take up to 3 days. We recommend you use an NHS Lateral Flow Test once your PCR negative test result has expired.

Fit to Fly PCR test: For any exhibitors that would like to book a Fit to Fly PCR test please click here and enter the discount code FEE2021

NHS Lateral Flow Test
  • The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival at ExCeL London.
  • All tests will be self-administered.
  • The results of the Lateral Flow Tests need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool, you do not need to be a UK resident to use this tool.

How to get tested

Lateral Flow Test - Collect

You can visit a pharmacy to collect your Lateral Flow Tests for self-testing.

Remember if you’re an international badge holder who is required to quarantine, you can only visit a pharmacy once you’ve completed your quarantine period.

How to report your result

You can report your result online here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result *

*when you get to step 3 of the online form 'where in the UK do you live', please select the option 'England' as this is where you will be staying whilst attending FEE.

OR

You can report your result by telephone (lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm):

England: 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

International: +44 300 303 2713

Covid-19 self-testing instructions

Video Instructions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#videos-how-to-do-a-rapid-test-at-home

Help and Guidance in another language: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#guides-in-different-formats-and-languages

You must show proof of your negative test result. You can demonstrate it:

Via e-mail or text message (from NHS Test and Trace).

Need more information?

If you are unsure or need some more information about how to provide proof of COVID-19 status, please take a look at the guidance provided below.

England residence only: NHS Lateral Flow Test or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NHS Lateral Flow Test:

  • The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of arrival at ExCeL London.
  • All tests will be self-administered.
  • The results of the Lateral Flow Tests need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool, whether you are a UK resident or a badge holder from abroad.

You must show proof of your negative test result. You can demonstrate it:

  • Either via e-mail or text message (from NHS Test and Trace).
  • Or via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App (available to England residents only, please see detailed information in the NHS COVID Pass section above).

This can be on your device or a printout.

How to get tested:

At Home testing (Recommended)

UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) can order Lateral Flow Tests for home delivery online.

Lateral Flow Test - Collect

Another option is to visit a pharmacy to collect your Lateral Flow Tests for self-testing.

Remember if you’re an international badge holder who is required to quarantine, you can only visit a pharmacy once you’ve completed your quarantine period.

How to report your result:

You can report your result online here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result *

*when you get to step 3 of the online form 'where in the UK do you live', please select the option 'England' as this is where you will be staying whilst attending FEE.

OR

You can report your result by telephone (lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm):

England: 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

International: +44 300 303 2713

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test:

If you have proof of a PCR negative result on arrival to the UK, you can use this to gain entry to FEE for 48 hours after your arrival into the UK. This documentation should be in English.

If you take a NHS PCR test mid-event (PCR tests are mainly for people who have symptoms) most people get their result the next day, but it may take up to 3 days. We recommend you use a NHS Lateral Flow Test once your PCR negative test result has expired.

Fit to Fly PCR test:

Fit to Fly PCR test: For any exhibitors that would like to book a Fit to Fly PCR test please click here and enter the discount code FEE2021

Covid-19 self-testing instructions:

Video Instructions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#videos-how-to-do-a-rapid-test-at-home

Help and Guidance in another language: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#guides-in-different-formats-and-languages

NHS Lateral Flow Test

The NHS COVID Pass is available if you are registered with a GP in England and:

  • Have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine).
  • Have had your second dose of the vaccine at least two weeks prior to FEE.
  • Were vaccinated in England.
  • And/or have logged your negative Lateral Flow Test results in the last 48 hours
  • And/or have Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

 

If you are using your negative Lateral Flow Test result to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can only access your NHS COVID Pass if you have registered and verified your identity on the app. You should also log your Lateral Flow Test results using the public reporting system. It can take up to two hours for your results to appear within the app.

If you are using your vaccination status to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can access your NHS COVID Pass whether or not you have verified your identity on the app. If you have not verified your identity, you will still be able to get your NHS COVID Pass.

IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind you will need to download and register for the NHS App, and check your status BEFORE travelling to FEE.

A step by step guide on how to access your NHS COVID Pass is available on the NHS website.

Military Personnel:

If you are registered with an Armed Forces GP surgery it may be that your Surgery does not currently support the NHS App and you will need to show your English vaccination letter. Click here to get your letter.

Vaccine certification

England residents:

  • If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and you live in England, you can show your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App when arriving at ExCeL. Please see the “NHS COVID Pass” section above for detailed information
  • Alternatively, you can show your English vaccination letter
  • You will only need to show your vaccine status once throughout your attendance.  Your badge will be ‘marked’ for fast-track entry.  You can get your badge marked at the entry points or in the badge print areas

Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland residents:

  • If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your vaccination status on this website
  • If you live in Wales, you can request your vaccination status by following these instructions. It can take up to ten working days for a certificate to arrive
  • If you are a resident of Northern Ireland you can request your Covid certificate here.

Proof of natural immunity (England residents only)

England residents can alternatively prove their COVID-19 status by demonstrating natural immunity (a positive NHS PCR test in the last 180 days) via their NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App.

We understand that this may be the first time you are attending an event since the pandemic began, so if you require any more information about COVID-19 regulations and guidance, please visit the government website or contact a member of our team.

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