Participant safety “overriding consideration” at EAG 2022

participant safety overriding consideration at EAG 2022
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The organiser of EAG Expo has stated they are “conforming to the latest Government and Industry protocols” in order to keep participants safe, ahead of the show’s return to ExCel London this January after a two-year hiatus.


The organisers of the Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo have assured guests that the safety and welfare of participants is “the overriding consideration,” as the event returns after a pandemic- induced interval.

EAG, which will welcome delegates to ExCeL London between 11 and 13 January 2022, has already reported significant pent-up demand, with floor space almost sold out and a high level of visitor interest from both the UK and overseas.

“We’re delighted at the response to EAG 2022 and we’re anticipating a bumper event,” said organiser Karen Codd, MD or Swan Events. “I should stress however that events in the UK are now operating under a raft of new restrictions and protocols designed to protect us all during the current Covid pandemic.”

“I wish to reassure everyone that we’ve been collaborating with exhibitors, contractors and, of course, ExCeL management to ensure that EAG 2022 will take place in a covid-safe way, conforming to the latest Government and Industry protocols.”

Visitors will be asked to print their own badge, and will be required to present proof of double vaccination to gain access to the ExCel, COVID-19 antibodies, or proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within the previous 48 hours. UK visitors will be able to use their NHS COVID-Pass, while international visitors can use the equivalent from their country of origin.

There will be an antigen testing facility on site, and the wearing of face masks is advised throughout ExCeL unless the visitor is exempt. ExCel staff have also been trained to deliver enhanced cleaning procedures with specific focus on touch points, while washrooms will have their own dedicated team.

“For many visitors, EAG International may be the first large-scale event for some time, and we’re keen to ensure that they can relax in the knowledge that every detail has been scrutinised,” added Codd.

“That way we can all enjoy getting on with business and a long overdue catch up with industry colleagues and friends. After all, that’s exactly what EAG International is about.”

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