Dealing with the Coronavirus

Dear exhibitors and visitors, dear organizers and service partners, dear interested parties and supporters of Messe Karlsruhe,

In cooperation and close coordination with the responsible regulatory authorities, we have developed protection and safety concepts that are applied at all events. This is what our SAFE EXPO seal stands for.

In the following we would like to inform you about the most important measures.

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 a change in the general conditions.

Status 23 July 2020


Keep Distance

Always keep a distance of at least 1.5 m to other people. Messe Karlsruhe supports compliance with the distance regulations by providing appropriate ground markings at relevant points.

A new admission and guidance system enables you to keep always sufficient distance to other people. The mouth-nose-cover must also be worn at the entrance, where distances may not be maintained for a short time. The aisles (≥ 3 metres) between the stands will be adapted to the number of people expected at the same time with regard to keeping distances.

This will allow participants to move freely in the aisles and at the same time observe the distance rules.

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During their stay in closed rooms of the fair, persons over the age of six must wear a non-medical everyday mask or a comparable mouth-nose-cover (MNB).

There is no obligation,

  • if this is unreasonable for medical or other compelling reasons
  • if it is ensured at exhibition stands that the minimum distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained.
  • for employees, assuming that there are no visitors at their place of work.
  • if catering services are used
  • if another equivalent protection is available for other persons.

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Regular hand washing is mandatory

There are also sufficient disinfection stands at the entire exhibition ground

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Sneezing and Coughing etiquette

Keep to the sneezing and coughing etiquette (always in the crook of your arm).

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No handshakes

We ask you to refrain from shaking hands. Give a smile instead.

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If possible, please do not bring coats, jackets or bags into the building. For reasons of protection and hygiene, we can only offer you a limited cloakroom service. If in doubt, coats, jackets and bags must be carried and cannot be handed in. For security reasons we continue to check randomly carried bags.

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Sanitary facilities and lifts

Our restrooms and passenger elevators may only be used by the number of people indicated on the doors at any one time. Our staff is instructed to ensure this.

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Indication of personal data

We record your first and last name, your address and your telephone number. The data is collected for the purpose of tracing chains of infection in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The legal basis for data collection and processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO in conjunction with the provisions of the current Corona Protection Ordinance. The above-mentioned data will only be transferred to the competent health authority at its request and for the purpose of tracing infection chains, informing those affected and ordering infection protection measures.

The data will be stored by us for four weeks from the date of the event. Afterwards they will be deleted or destroyed by us.

In addition, the exhibitor is obliged to register visitors in the event of direct communication at the stand WITHOUT mouth-nose-cover and if the minimum distance of 1.5 metres is not observed for longer than 15 minutes, e.g. stands with food and/or drink offers.

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State of health

Only visit the Messe Karlsruhe if you are in good health. If you have had contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 14 days, or if you have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or an elevated temperature, this unfortunately precludes a visit to the fair.

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Increased cleaning and disinfection

We have increased the cleaning and disinfection intervals throughout the entire site in accordance with current regulations. All contact surfaces (handrails, door handles, elevators, ATM, etc.) as well as the sanitary areas are cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals.

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Disinfection facilities

You will find sufficient disinfection stands on the entire grounds

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Optimal ventilation

Our modern ventilation systems ensure an optimal supply of fresh air.

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Online ticketing

Ticket sales take place exclusively online. The tickets are mobile and allow contactless access.

By registering, we ensure that the public health department can quickly identify contact persons in the event of a corona infection. This is an essential part of our management and control of the density of people within an event.

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For trade fair restaurants, catering and tasting at the stand, the rules of the current protection and hygiene regulations apply in accordance with the Corona Ordinance of Baden-Württemberg in force at this time.

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Floor markings & partitions

Floor markings in all relevant areas help you to comply with the rules on distances. All our counters and counters are equipped with Plexiglas panels to protect you and our staff.

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You will find further information on the individual events on the respective event website or in our calendar.