All the stops are being pulled out to ensure the Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, takes places at Birmingham’s NEC this November if the Government gives the green light.
Organiser Clarion Events has collaborated with other event industry leaders to create the All Secure Standard, a document that outlines the measures required for visitors and exhibitors to feel confident that they are in as safe and secure environment as possible.
Measures include the extension of opening hours times, along with allocated entrance times at specific halls to reduce people arriving at the same time. Shuttle buses will run with managed capacities and volumes will be controlled in the communal areas. Upon arrival, all visitors and exhibitors will undergo mandatory temperature checks, with isolation rooms available for anyone showing signs of concern.
There will be a one-way queuing system to enter the halls, while widened aisles will ensure visitors can view the displays while maintaining physical distancing guidelines. Hand sanitiser stations will be at all entrance points, plus on exhibitor and clubs stands.
Clubs will be limited on display cars to allow for the increased aisles and will be encouraged to reduce the number of people working on their stands. An enhanced cleaning regime will also operate, with exhibitors required to thoroughly clean their stands each day. Catering will be ‘grab and go’, payments by card will be preferable, and visitors will be advised to wear masks if possible.
“As a team, we have brainstormed and created working groups to look at everything we need to do to keep all our visitors, clubs and traders safe but still put on the show they love,” said Show Director Lee Masters. “It may look and feel different to previous years, but we’re all getting used to a ‘new normal’ in the wake of Covid-19.
“Our motto has become ‘Wheel Meet Again!’ You will see this used on our social media channels as we start sharing our favourite memories from previous years. This is not just about seeing the stunning cars on display. It is about reuniting our community and bringing friends together.”
Tickets are now on sale with limited availability via www.necclassicmotorshow.com.
You can check out last year’s highlights here.