Dealing with the Coronavirus

Dear exhibitors and visitors, dear organisers and service providers, dear interested parties and supporters of Messe Karlsruhe,

we are currently fighting with all our possibilities to be able to organise trade fairs and conferences safely, because we know that trade fairs are irreplaceable as a motor of the economy and as a platform for exchange and knowledge transfer. Personal contact is and remains the most important thing, because emotions arise when people meet each other and we want to create secure conditions for this.

The dynamics of the events around COVID-19 pose great challenges for all of us and bring a lot of questions and uncertainties with them.

We would like to inform you as reliable and up to date as possible, and have compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

If you have any further questions or need support, we are available and happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you again, take care of yourself and stay healthy!

Please note: The dynamic development of the pandemic situation does not allow for any reliable predictions. The FAQ's are constantly updated by Messe Karlsruhe in case of changes in the general conditions.

Status: 08.06.2020

How do I protect myself ?

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) recommends proper hand hygiene, compliance with the etiquette for coughing and sneezing and – if possible – keeping a 1m distance to ill persons.

The BZgA has compiled the following recommendations:

Wash hands regularly

  • When you return home
  • Before and while preparing food
  • Before meals
  • After visiting the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • Before and after contact with ill persons
  • After contact with animals

Wash hands thoroughly

  • Place your hands under running water
  • Lather hands on all sides
  • Take 20 to 30 seconds to do so
  • Rinse hand under running water
  • Dry hands with a clean towel

Keep hands away from the face and avoid skin contact

  • Don’t touch your mouth, eyes or nose with unwashed hands
  • Temporarily forego embracing and shaking hands as a greeting

Coughing and sneezing correctly

  • Keep a distance and turn away from others when coughing and sneezing
  • Use a handkerchief or place the crook of your arm over your mouth and nose

Keep a distance when ill

  • Cure the illness at home
  • Forego close physical contact as long as you are infectious
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate toilet, if possible
  • Do not share crockery or towels with others

Protect wounds

  • Cover wounds with a plaster or bandage

Messe Karlsruhe provides its guests, partners and members of staff with hand disinfection dispensers in the toilets, washrooms, in the area in front of the Messe doctor’s surgery/out-patient facility as well as at the entrance concourses.

Messe Karlsruhe has also shortened the cleaning intervals for toilets and washrooms. Contact surfaces (including door handles, handrails and switches) on doors, lifts, staircases and moving walkways are now cleaned daily.

How do I react when I am ill and/or in poor health?

If you have spent time in a risk region (see the list of the Robert Koch Institute) over the past two weeks or had contact with a person affected by 2019-nCoV and develop symptoms such as fever and respiratory tract problems within the following two weeks you should see your doctor.

Announce your visit to the doctor’s surgery/hospital and mention that you were in the affected region or in contact with an ill person and are suffering from corresponding symptoms (e.g. fever).

How do I react if a person is obviously ill and/or in poor health?

Report persons suffering from acute breathing difficulties by dialling the emergency number (Messe emergency: 0721-3720-5230). Try to state – if known – whether the person concerned spent time in a risk region over the past two weeks or was in contact with a confirmed case of 2019-nCoV.

Require the concerned person to sit down and avoid direct physical contact. Try to keep a 1 m distance. Wait for emergency services to arrive – they will take over further care provision.

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