ISBL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021

COVID secure measures

The health and safety of our exhibitors, delegates, speakers, and staff will always be our number one priority. To ensure ISBL comply to COVID-19 secure standards, we will be putting the following measures in place:


Ensure personal safety

  • Events will only run if allowed by UK Government and both ISBL and the venue deem it safe to do so
  • A full risk assessment will be carried out by ISBL and the hotel prior to the event taking place
  • We are working closely with the venue to ensure a safe and controlled environment at the national conference
  • All delegates will be required complete a health and safety questionnaire prior to attendance
  • Attendance at the conference will only be permitted by those registering beforehand – on the day admittance will not be allowed.

Enable physical distancing

  • Introduction of arrow directional signage
  • Larger registration and catering areas (where possible) with floor markings and barriers to distance attendees
  • Time slots for attendees for queue free entry
  • More seating available so delegates can space themselves out in plenaries and workshops
  • Classroom seating where possible
  • Gala dinners: less guests per table. Hand sanitiser on each table
  • Increased distance between stands and aisles.

Increase health and safety measures

  • Sanitising stations in multiple locations of the events with increased effort at high volume touchpoints
  • Microphones will not be shared: Q&A encouraged to use technology
  • Increased frequency of waste disposal in all areas.

Implement crowd control

  • Implement attendee flow management
  • Limit numbers to accommodate social distancing
  • Queue markers on floor
  • Longer lunch and coffee breaks (max number allowed at any one time)
  • Lessen catering queues by offering a bento style or plated lunch option.

Encourage and enforce measures

  • Attendees strongly encouraged to disinfect hands at the registration area before entering the event
  • Enable a no-contact policy (avoid shaking hands)
  • Public health messaging displayed at the event and shared beforehand to all attendees
  • Extra vigilance taken in line with our strict hygiene rules
  • Awareness and training on standard personal preventative measures: personal hygiene, frequency of sanitising of products, etc
  • Encourage exhibitors to send promotional materials electronically.