Frequently asked questions about Aqua Netherlands

From June 26th, trade fairs and events in the Netherlands are allowed again. With 100% of the visitor capacity and without 1,5 meters distance. We know you may have questions about this. We have tried to answer the most frequently asked questions below as clearly as possible for you.

In this fourth step, events with throughput (such as fairs and festivals) are allowed again. This means that we can and will organize trade fairs and events again from June 26th. And most importantly: trade fairs and events can be organized again with 100% of the visitor capacity and the 1,5 meter distance can also be released during a trade fair or event.

In short, there are two options:

• Option 1: Calculate the maximum capacity of an event location for 1 person per 10m2, including measures such as face masks, 1,5 meters distance, health check, separating visitor flows and pre-booking.
• Option 2: All measures can be released after showing a negative test, certificate of recovery or vaccination. So no face masks and 1,5 meters distance.

Provided: we always follow the advice from the Dutch government. In addition to this big step 4, there is also a final, fifth step. In this last step, the CoronaCheck’s are stopped. We don’t know when this final step will be taken.

Until the Dutch government decides otherwise, Easyfairs Netherlands opts for option 2 for all its trade fairs and events. This means that when step 4 is still in effect, the CoronaCheck is still active. This allows our fairs and events to continue as usual. It means: with 100% of the visitor capacity and without face caps, 1,5 meters distance and so on. Our decision is supported by, among others, the local authorities with whom we are in close contact.

Until step 5, the last step, has not yet started, the CoronaCheck is still active. This check is done using the CoronaCheck App. On this, people can show that they have been vaccinated, have tested negative for corona or have had corona.

Yes that’s right. We follow the guidelines from the government that indicate that events can continue again, because the corona situation has improved significantly due to the vaccination program. We also believe that it is safe and responsible to allow trade fairs and events to take place again. Whether we can start from step 4 or step 5, all scenarios are ready to start again.

The role of trade fairs and events is very important in many ways. There are several sectors in the Netherlands that have experienced the negative consequences of the corona pandemic. The Dutch government therefore sees trade fairs as the drivers of the recovery of the economy. This is where supply and demand come together and tomorrow’s innovations are presented and were Dutch business meets. There are industries that realize up to 40% of their annual turnover on events. A trade fair is also important for other service providers, such as stand builders. The local and regional economy also benefits when a trade fair or event takes place, such as hotels, taxis, etc.

Recently, we have conducted a large-scale survey among visitors to trade fairs taking place this autumn. In total, more than 6,000 respondents took part. This showed that 90% of the visitors plan to visit trade fairs again this autumn. In addition, this survey was conducted before the press conference on May 28th, in which it was announced that there is a good chance that events will be allowed again from June 26th. We expect that the willingness among visitors has increased further after this press conference.

Easyfairs Netherlands follows the measures taken by the government.

Initially, we follow the measures from the government. In any case, we have further optimized our air treatment systems in the past period. This also helps limit the transmission of respiratory infections, such as COVID-19. In addition, there is now an even healthier and more pleasant indoor climate in our exhibition halls.

Yes, the catering at our fairs and events is open. We also follow government guidelines.

In case of cancellation by the exhibitor, the cancellation conditions as included in the terms and conditions. If Easyfairs have to decide to cancel a fair or event unexpectedly, Easyfairs will examine one-by-one whether the relevant event can be moved to a new date.

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