Trade fair events in the era of Covid-19 are subject to the Coronavirus Protection Ordinance. The ordinance requires ensuring that minimum distancing can be maintained on the trade fair grounds and at the exhibition stands. This is the organiser’s responsibility throughout the trade fair grounds and, at the trade fair stand, it is also the responsibility of the stand operator. Official inspections may be conducted.

If trade fair stands become overcrowded, Koelnmesse will request that the respective stand operator limit or regulate the number of people at the stand accordingly. In the event of non-compliance in spite of consultation and prompting, further measures could be required and can even include closure of the trade fair stand.