09:30-16:30 | 11th November, 2021
NEC Birmingham

Covid-19 Update

Attend with confidence

This year, at the NEC Birmingham, special Covid-19 safety measures have been put in place which will ensure you and your colleagues can attend with confidence.

Included among the extensive list of procedures are:

  • Visitors should come to the show prepared to show proof of their Covid-19 status (more info below)*
  • Fogging all toilet blocks pre-show and all enclosed office spaces
  • Employing extra janitors in the Atrium and in the main hall 
  • Enhanced cleaning of public areas (including door handles)
  • 620 hand sanitisers across the venue
  • Aisle widths have been increased
  • Limited touch points
  • In addition, ventilation has been improved in line with NHS requirements after the NEC was assigned a Nightingale hospital.

In a statement, the NEC Group said: “Building on the experience gained when constructing and operating the NHS Nightingale Birmingham facility, we have upgraded all the filter media within our ventilation systems to high efficiency F7 media, which was the standard specified by University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Trust.”

The AM Events team has already successfully held Fleet News events (another Bauer Media title) such as Company Car In Action and the Fleet News Awards Summer Garden Party this year, both in-person shows on location which included involvement from the relevant local authorities to ensure necessary steps were in place.

Covid-provisions are being reviewed on a weekly basis, while Automotive Management is working closely with the Association of Event Organisers alongside other event organisers for industry best practice, while also consulting with Government. 

In line with NEC Group rules, visitors should come to the show prepared to show proof of their Covid-19 status.*


The accepted methods of showing COVID-status are as follows:
  • NHS Covid-19 Pass via the NHS App or a paper copy. (It is advised individuals apply no later than 48 hours before attending their event to allow for the application to be processed in time.)
  • Lateral flow or PCR negative test results text or e-mail, received within 72 hours prior to attending the event.
  • Proof of immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for Covid-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
  • If visitors would prefer not to use the NHS App or do not have a smartphone they can obtain a NHS COVID-19 Pass letter (proving vaccination status only) by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.

The health of all stakeholders is of paramount importance to Automotive Management Live and the show’s parent company Bauer Media.

The Coronavirus situation is constantly evolving, so the team behind the show is closely monitoring the situation and all official Government advice will be followed.

Mindful of Automotive Management Live’s duty of care, the event’s organisers are consulting with experts about appropriate sanitary and health measures and can assure that all appropriate precautionary steps will be taken to match guidance at the time of the live event.

This is being reviewed on a weekly basis. We are working closely with the Association of Event Organisers alongside other event organisers for industry best practice and everything is in consultation with Government.