Please read our latest press release to understand our health and safety measures

Health and Safety

Safety Measures atFira Barcelona

Safety Measures at*Fira Barcelona*<br>

Venue Entry

To enter the venue during the official build up period, at our MWC21 event – and during dismantling, attendees, staff, visitors, and suppliers will be required to have a valid, negative rapid test result. The test result will be valid for 72 hours. No remaining partial hours will be permitted for access to the venue. The test must be repeated every 72 hours, with participants notified through the My MWC app of upcoming expiration.

Positive results (will be confirmed with an additional PCR) and subsequently will be handled as per protocol established by public health authorities, if confirmed.

Testing and Tracing

  • We are partnering with a leading provider of medical services in Spain and arranging for MWC relevant testing centers so we can address the testing needs of our attendees, staff, visitors, and suppliers. Rapid tests will be available at MWC relevant testing centres (pricing details to be announced)
  • Multiple MWC relevant testing centres will be available to support rapid testing
  • All tests will be performed by qualified personnel, working alongside the Catalan Health Authorities
  • Whilst in the venue, temperature checks will also be conducted at all access points
  • We will use technology for contact tracing to mitigate and manage potential exposure and will share relevant data, if requested, by health authorities

Social Distancing and Occupancy Monitoring

  • Using a combination of technology (Occupancy Monitoring) and on-the-ground support, the number of attendees within the venue will be monitored and controlled for effective social distancing and density control
  • We will monitor occupancy capacity along multiple dimensions, including perimeters, hall capacity, concurrent capacity, density and overall limits using a combination of technology and cameras
  • We will also minimise crowd density with additional access and exit points
  • Attendees, staff, visitors and suppliers must wear a FFP2 (Filtering Facepiece Respirators) mask, adhere to social distancing requirements, complete a daily health questionnaire assessed via the My MWC app – and make regular use of the 1,300 disinfectant dispensers placed around the venue

Hygiene and Ventilation

  • The venue will feature a fresh-air injection/external ventilation to significantly improve air-flow and meet the highest standards of air recirculation
  • The venue will be disinfected regularly, including stands, product samples and audio-visual equipment
  • There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue
  • We will observe a touchless policy, including entry to the venue and cashless payments

Other Personal Safety Measures

  • We have increased the number and types of medical facilities on site and adapted them to meet Covid-19 requirements
  • The onsite medical facilities have been adapted to incorporate Covid-19 protocols, including the addition of isolation rooms to facilitate assessments
  • We will have increased medical personnel onsite to conduct assessments, administer PCR or rapid tests and to coordinate where necessary with Catalan health authorities
  • Face-to-face interaction areas onsite at Fira Barcelona, registration, ID verification, info points and other usual customer services, have been moved to online
  • Details of insurance options for the MWC attendee community will be forthcoming

Returning Home

We are partnering with a leading provider of medical services in Spain and arranging for MWC relevant testing centers so we can address the testing needs of our attendees, staff, visitors and suppliers when flying back to their countries of origin.