Health & Safety for Visitors

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) places the health, safety and wellbeing of its delegates, visitors and team members as its top priority. 

We understand that before visiting the EICC you may have some uncertainties about how Covid-19 regulations impact on events. So we've prepared the following frequently asked questions, to help answer those queries.  

Does everyone attending the event need to do a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) within 24 hours of arriving? 
We recommend that everyone coming to an event at the EICC carries out an LFT, within 24 hours of attending the event. Should you receive a positive result, do not come to the event. Stay at home and arrange a PCR test.  

Do attendees need to follow the Test and Protect system?
As well as our clients having a full delegate list with contact details, attendees are expected to scan in on arrival, using the venue specific Test & Protect QR Code on display at the entrance.

Do you, as the venue, provide face masks and sanitisers?  
We don’t provide face coverings, but we have free standing hand sanitising units at the entrance to the venue and in other key locations such as cloakrooms and toilets.

Do attendees need to wear face coverings during the event?  
We ask that all attendees, unless they are medically exempt, do wear face coverings, when required, to protect other attendees and our team.

Can face coverings be removed when seated during sessions?   
Current guidance dictates that face coverings should be worn at all times during conferences, unless eating or drinking.

How do attendees show exemptions from wearing face coverings?  
We suggest that delegates who are exempt, should  wear a lanyard and a badge, which can be ordered online.

Are face coverings compulsory for all venue staff? 
We ask that all of our team members wear face covering unless they are medically exempt.

Can attendees shake hands?  
We would recommend against this as minimising physical contact reduces the spread of viruses and infection.

Will your cloakrooms be available to our event? 
Yes, we intend to have the cloakroom open for conference style events (not for public events/tradeshows)  We ask that delegates minimise the number of personal belongings that they bring to the venue.

Can you outline your cleaning regime?
We have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitising all high touch points. Toilets are also checked and cleaned on an increased basis throughout the day/evening.

What happens if an attendee delegates develops Covid symptoms / tests positive during the event?   
If someone develops symptoms while at the venue, they must ensure they keep their face covering on, keep at least 2m distance from others, leave the venue ASAP, and get an appointment to have a PCR test.  

Our medical room can be used for isolation purposes if the attendee does not have an alternative place to isolate in the first instance. They may be asked to carry out an LFT while in the isolation room.  If symptoms develop whilst they are at their hotel, they should stay there, and not come to the venue.


Updated 24 August 2021.

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