Please read this page for all details regarding any Covid-19 restrictions that relate to Community Care Live 2021

We place the utmost importance on the health, safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, exhibitors, speakers and staff, and we will continue to work closely with the venue and follow government guidance to ensure Community Care Live takes place in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

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Find out more about Covid measures in place at our venue - The Business Design Centre.

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We are implementing COVID-19 status checks.

All attendees (visitors, exhibitors, speakers, contractors, venue staff and event team) of Community Care Live, must be able to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event.

This will need to be one of the following:

1.    Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival

2.    Proof of a negative lateral flow test result taken within 48hrs of arrival*

3.    Proof of natural immunity as shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

* If your proof is a negative lateral flow test and you are onsite for multiple days this will need to be retaken and reported again every 72hrs. We recommend if this applies to you that you bring additional tests with you when you travel.

(The best way to do this is by downloading the NHS app -

Although it is not mandatory to implement COVID-19 status checks at trade-show events, we believe by doing so we add an additional layer of reassurance for all attendees.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms then please do not enter into this event and follow the current government guidance.


Check the website for all the latest information, particularly this page. 

Please check your government advice for guidance on travelling overseas before entering the country.

Please bring with you your registration email confirmation. This can be printed out, or ideally available to show on your mobile phone. The bar code on this will be scanned and your event badge will be printed for you.

Please DO NOT attend the event if you or your staff are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.



It is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings, however, we do encourage you to wear a face covering in crowded areas or while in close proximity to other people.

We ask that you carry a mask with you at all times and be courteous to those around you by wearing a mask in areas that may become busy. 


We have introduced 3m aisles where possible across the entire event to encourage social distancing.

Please remember to respect the space of others and if possible avoid handshaking or hugs, consider an elbow bump instead.


Please carry your own hand sanitiser and apply when you enter and leave exhibitor stands, features and theatres.

There will be dedicated hand sanitising stations available throughout the exhibition and venue.

We have asked exhibitors to ensure a deeper clean before, during and after the show opens each day.

Along with the BDC, we are conducting a thorough, enhanced cleaning regime of all public areas and features prior to show opening and during show open periods.


When you register for the event, please provide accurate information.

QR codes will be available to scan at registration and the relevant local authorities will contact you if there’s a need to update you regarding track and trace.


The BDC is currently operating in line with Government advice.

Thermal imaging cameras have been installed in the reception area and loading bay to detect body temperatures of those arriving into the building.

The cloakroom at the BDC will be in operation.

Visit the BDC website for more information here:


Along with the BDC, we will ensure a thorough, enhanced cleaning regime of all the public areas, with particular attention to high-touch points.

This will be in operation throughout the duration of the show.