Koelnmesse has instituted a scenario that will be activated in the event of disease symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19. A key part of this scenario requires the individual to report to qualified medical care on the trade fair grounds and, if necessary, to take a (rapid) test for Covid-19. Only in the event of positive confirmation would further measures become necessary (consisting particularly of tracing of the affected individual’s individual, personal contacts by the person concerned).

Corona viruses are primarily transmitted through the respiratory tract. Transmission by smear infections by way of surfaces that have been freshly contaminated with virus are theoretically conceivable. At this point in time, however, there is no reliable evidence of viral transmission through contact with contaminated objects or contaminated surfaces that would then lead to infection in humans. One can thus assume that what will be necessary is not disinfection of the entire stand but only cleaning of surfaces subject to frequent contact. The Koelnmesse provider of cleaning services can be used for the cleaning measures involved.