Hygiene concept

Hygiene concept – Feel safe at the SMTconnect

Current information on exhibition planning – as of January 2021

The welfare of all participants is our top priority, which is why we have worked with NürnbergMesse to develop a concept to protect everyone. The generous proportions of the Nuremberg exhibition grounds and the experience as an organizer of major international trade fairs offer the best conditions for maximum security. Mesago thus follows the framework concept for infection protection and hygiene concepts for the reopening of trade fairs, congresses and exhibitions of the Bavarian State Ministry.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the SMTconnect team at any time.

Safety precautions

The welfare of all participants is our top priority. Find the hygiene concept of NürnbergMesse here.

Organizational processes and measures

The Bavarian State Government has set a maximum number of visitors, which is based on the exhibition space. Measured by the number of visitors to the SMTconnect in recent years and due to the size of the available exhibition grounds, no visitor restrictions can be assumed.

All exhibition participants are registered and authorized to access the fair in advance. By registering, we ensure that the public health department can quickly identify contact persons in the event of a corona infection. We kindly ask you to make use of the pre-registration and/or online registration. The tickets are available on your mobile device and allow contactless access.

Cashless and contactless payment will be possible in all areas on the exhibition grounds. 

The NürnbergMesse is equipped with an innovative digital navigation and information system. This enables us to disseminate information accurately, control visitor flows and point out current regulations.

A medical team will be present at all times – from assembly through the entire duration of the exhibition to dismantling. Paramedics and doctors will treat medical emergencies directly on the site. If necessary, they will be assisted by the public rescue service. In addition, a hygiene officer will be on site.

In order to offer all trade fair participants the greatest possible safety, the applicable hygiene and clearance rules on the exhibition grounds are communicated by signage, hall announcements and trained personnel.

Since the observance of the safety precautions cannot be sufficiently guaranteed, stand parties are not permitted during the trade fair as of now. The same is valid for the Welcome Party at the SMTconnect. We will keep you up to date.

Hygiene measures

Contact surfaces (e.g. tables, handrails and door handles) and sanitary facilities are regularly disinfected and cleaned for your safety. You will find hand washing facilities and hand disinfectant dispensers at all important locations on the exhibition grounds.

To ensure the minimum distance of 1.5 m, partitions made of glass or plastic are installed at all counters on the exhibition grounds.

The exhibition halls, convention center and entrance areas are equipped with modern ventilation systems that operate with maximum fresh air supply and allow separate supply and exhaust air control. This means that we can guarantee a complete exchange of air multiple times every hour.

Please maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m between people throughout the exhibition grounds.

A number of measures have been taken to ensure that all trade fair participants can maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from each other.

Appropriate measures to maintain distances, such as floor markings and partitions made of plastic or glass, ensure that there is sufficient space in the entrance areas. 

In order to relieve the aisle and avoid congestion, we provide Corona-compliant communication zones in all halls. Please make use of these if, for example, you are waiting for your next appointment.

All exhibition forums are designed in such a way that the minimum distance of 1.5 m can be maintained.

For the safety of all participants we ask you to follow the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.

In principle, all persons over the age of seven are required to wear masks in the interior of the exhibition grounds. The best way to implement this measure is with an everyday mask or, alternatively, with cloths or scarves of dense fabric that completely cover your mouth and nose. The mouth-nose cover can be removed at the table on exhibition stands, if the minimum distance of 1.5 m can be safely maintained – provided that the incidence of infection remains low.

In outdoor areas, it is mandatory to wear the mouth-nose-covering as soon as the minimum distance cannot guaranteed. Therefore please always carry a mask with you. Should you forget or lose your mask, standardized mouth-nose covers are available for you at various locations on the exhibition grounds.

We continuously check whether and to what extent it is necessary to wear a mouth-nose cover. Please note that a face visor does not replace a mouth-nose cover.

We strongly recommend frequent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing and disinfection facilities are available for you at sufficient distance.

We kindly ask you to observe the usual sneezing and coughing etiquette.

Only visit the SMTconnect if you are in good health. If you have had contact to Covid-19 patients in the past 14 days, show acute, unspecific general symptoms or respiratory symptoms of any severity you are precluded from the exhibition.

If you have typical Covid-19 symptoms during your visit to the exhibition grounds, please contact the local medical staff immediately and leave the exhibition grounds. The medical staff can be found in the Operation Center, in NCC East or can be contacted by telephone on 0911 - 8606-7000.

Latest information on entry requirements

It is generally possible for trade fair participants from abroad to enter Germany.

No travel restrictions apply for travellers from EU member states and from countries on the positive list.

Trade fair participants from all other countries can also enter Germany, as they are considered business travellers with an urgent need to travel.

Trade fair participants from these countries must provide proof of their participation in the trade fair when applying for a visa or respectively when entering Germany:

  • Employees of exhibiting companies must present a confirmation of their participation in the fair from the trade fair organizer.
  • Visitors to the trade fair must present their entry ticket to the trade fair and additionally provide proof of an appointment for a business meeting with at least one exhibitor at the location at the trade fair.

Further information can be found here.


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