For your safety
The risk to the health of the population in Germany from the new respiratory disease is considered by the authorities and the Robert Koch Institute to be high.
The latest information on this topic can be found at the following links:
Messe Karlsruhe has cancelled all events until further notice due to the general decree of the City of Karlsruhe. More information can be found on the respective event websites (see currently IT-TRANS, INVENTA, RendezVino).
Here you find answers to your questions:
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.
Wash hands regularly
Wash hands thoroughly
Keep hands away from the face and avoid skin contact
Coughing and sneezing correctly
Keep a distance when ill
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.
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).
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.