Business as usual – read our statement below

Updated : 09/03/2020

Regarding the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we would like to ensure our delegates, exhibitors, supporters, sponsors and contractors that the Dyslexia Show will take place on the 20th and 21st March unless we are advised otherwise.

We are really looking forward to seeing you there.

We are working closely with the National Exhibition Centre and are following advice both from Public Health Englandthe UK Government and the World Health Organisation. 

All events at NEC Group venues are going ahead as planned, and it remains business as usual.  We continue to follow advice from the World Health Organisation closely as well as that of the government and Public Health England.   

To ensure we can respond quickly to the situation as it develops, all our venues have the following measures in place: 

  • A well-coordinated emergency management system in place at all times. 
  • A comprehensive escalation process, with duty silver, gold and out of hours support.  
  • They are maintaining a robust daily cleaning schedule which includes monitoring of toilet facilities and all public and event space on a frequent basis – this will continue for all of our events. 
  • On site first aid responders  
  • Specialist cleaners on standby 
  • Allocated isolation room  
  • An onsite Venue Operations Centre which serves as a base for representatives of our security team and West Midlands Police. 

Everyone should note that the main message from Public Health England is on personal hygiene.  Therefore staff, exhibitors and visitors are also being encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene by employing the ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It’ ethos.  Additional signage and bottles of hand sanitiser have been introduced in toilets and our catering areas, to make it even easier for our customers to clean their hands.  

*Update on coronavirus* Whilst the UK risk level of coronavirus has been increased from low to moderate, the risk to individuals has not changed at this stage and remains low.  Events are therefore going ahead as planned, and it is business as usual for the venue.  We continue to follow advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England, as well as that of local government.  Staff, exhibitors and visitors are being encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene. 

I look forward to seeing as many of you on the 20th March. 


Kind regards  

Arran Smith  

Dyslexia Show Director & Founder  

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