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Statement regarding CleanEx 2020 and Hospitality Expo 2020

We can now confirm that CleanEx and Hospitality Expo have been postponed until Sunday 25th and Monday 26th April 2021. 

We had considered holding the event later this year, but with the timescale of COVID-19 being unknown, may be months, we felt it better to reschedule for 2021.

We would like to thank those of you who have offered messages of support. We now feel from your comments that our decision to protect the safety of our exhibitors and visitors has been widely acknowledged.

All sponsorship and bookings will remain secured and we look forward to working with you over the coming months as we re-plan the event for next 

Government advice – what you need to know

  • businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible
  • if someone becomes unwell in the workplace with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they should be sent home and advised to follow the advice to stay at home
  • employees should be reminded to wash their hands for 20 seconds more frequently and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues
  • frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products
  • employees will need your support to adhere to the recommendation to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to others
  • those who follow advice to stay at home will be eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day of their absence from work
  • employers should use their discretion concerning the need for medical evidence for certification for employees who are unwell. This will allow GPs to focus on their patients
  • if evidence is required by an employer, those with symptoms of coronavirus can get an isolation note from NHS 111 online, and those who live with someone that has symptoms can get a note from the NHS website
  • employees from defined vulnerable groups should be strongly advised and supported to stay at home and work from there if possible

Finally, we wish you all the very best for your businesses. Keep your families and staff safe in these extraordinary and worrying times.

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