Health & Safety Overview

Updated August 13, 2021

Guided by Informa AllSecure, a detailed set of measures developed collaboratively with industry associations, event organizers, and venues, PSP/Deck Expo 2021 aims to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its event, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

Please read below for complete details on the safety requirements needed to enter the event, along with safety and hygiene measures guests can expect.


OUR INFORMA ALLSECURE: OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY
 

The event will be organized in accordance with Informa AllSecure health and safety standards. PSP/Deck Expo 2021 will feature:

  • hand sanitation units
  • contactless registration
  • enhanced cleaning
  • ...and more

Cleaning and Hygiene
 

Under Informa AllSecure standards, PSP/Deck Expo will facilitate cleaning and hygiene through the following processes:

cleaning

ENHANCED CLEANING
 

There will be enhanced sanitation throughout the course of the event, with a focus on ‘high-touch areas’, such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas.

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PERSONAL HYGIENE

PSP/Deck Expo will provide sanitizer stations throughout the show floor and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

INCREASED AIR CIRCULATION


The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center's HVAC systems will remain running throughout the course of the event, designed to introduce fresh air into the building on a constant basis.

Physical Distancing

Under Informa AllSecure standards, PSP/Deck Expo will facilitate physical distancing through the following processes:

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NON-CONTACT REGISTRATION


Through increased use of technology, PSP/Deck Expo aims to minimize lines and entry transactions.

Visitors are encouraged to register online before the show enabling barcode scanning for contactless entry.

Customer service areas will have a partition between visitors and staff.

CROWD DENSITY STANDARD (CDS)


Credential scanning upon entering the exhibit hall will allow show management to monitor the number of people on the show floor to ensure that each person is physically able to maintain 3’ of distance.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

PSP/Deck Expo is following a 1.5-foot radial distance / 3 feet of physical distance per person.

Entrances and exits to and from the exhibit halls will be one-way only. Lounges, table rounds, seating areas will be arranged to ensure physical distancing.

Elevators and restrooms will have capacity controls.

Protect and Detect

Under Informa AllSecure standards, PSP/Deck Expo will facilitate required health protocols and assistance through the following processes:

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT 
 

All guests should follow CDC and local guidance. Face masks are recommended and will be available on-site if a guest does not have their own.

FIRST AID 

PSP/Deck Expo will have access to a qualified first aid responder for any immediate medical needs or medically-related questions.

More about Informa AllSecure

What is Informa AllSecure?
Informa AllSecure is the approach we are taking to enhancing the health and safety standards in place at Informa events following COVID-19. From exhibitors to sponsors, speakers, visitors, and journalists, those who come to our events come to connect, learn, know more and do more business, effectively and safely. The standards and practices that makeup Informa AllSecure are designed to provide confidence that at every Informa event, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality.  

How was Informa AllSecure developed?
Informa AllSecure is based on a set of event industry standards, called All Secure. The All Secure industry standards were developed collaboratively by a group including industry associations UFI, AEO, and SISO, event organizers Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, a range of event venues, suppliers and with input from health, government, and local authorities. Informa AllSecure is the way these industry-wide All Secure standards are being applied to Informa events.  

What can I expect at an Informa AllSecure event?
You can expect to see that health and safety are a priority and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experience. As a starting point, Informa AllSecure events will be run according to the guidance of government or official authority guidance, and according to any venue-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa AllSecure events follow ten key commitments around hygiene, physical distancing, and protection & detection, with additional measures in place where relevant and practical.  

Can you guarantee my safety at an Informa AllSecure event?
No environment or space inside or outside of the home can ever be 100% safe. At controlled event gatherings like Informa events and through Informa AllSecure, we have put in place a comprehensive range of enhanced standards that make the health and safety of everyone who attends a priority. Through measures such as enhanced deep cleaning before, during, and after events, non-contact registration, distancing and crowd management, and the deployment of screening and protective equipment, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene, and cleanliness, and to ensure that following COVID-19, our customers, partners, and colleagues can connect, learn, know more and do business effectively, safely and with confidence.  

How are you going to ensure people stick to the rules?
We are contacting all participants before the event to let them know what to expect at the event and how to prepare. Upon arrival, signage will be displayed throughout the venue to remind everyone of the enhanced health and safety measures that are in place, and our expectations of all visitors. We are also using technology to reduce the need for physical contact, for example, non-contact registration, and actively managing visitor flow to ensure physical distancing can be maintained.  

What type of face mask is required?
All guests should follow CDC and local guidance. Face masks are recommend and will be available on-site if a guest does not have their own.