+++ Due to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the global economy, NürnbergMesse has decided not to hold the IWA OutdoorClassics in September 2020. Find here more information on the cancellation. +++
IWA OutdoorClassics 2020 is postponed.
The safety and health of all exhibition visitors, exhibitors and the general public is the top priority for NürnbergMesse. We therefore continuously monitor and analyze all developments relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are also in constant communication with the health authorities.
Our actions are governed by the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Robert Koch-Institute (only in German). Based on this information, the IWA OutdoorClassics trade fair in Nuremberg can take place as planned. Nevertheless, as a purely precautionary measure, we have taken measures that apply to all our exhibitions until further notice:
- We have set up additional dispensers of disinfectants in the entire area of the Nuremberg exhibition centre. In addition, we have put up notices that raise awareness of proper hand washing.
- Posters remind our visitors of the opportunity to greet each other with a friendly smile instead of a handshake.
- Our medical staff has been specially trained in dealing with infectious diseases and is a competent contact point for all questions relating to COVID-19.
- We have instructed our cleaning companies to clean areas that are usually touched frequently (e.g. door handles, escalator runs) with increased intensity.
Media reports from the weekend, 22 and 23 February 2020, focus on corona infections in Italy. As a purely precautionary measure, we are monitoring the situation in northern Italy and are following the recommendations of the authorities, according to which nothing generally stands in the way of major events in Germany.
We are in contact with the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior as well as with the local authorities such as the health authorities and the police headquarters.
The Federal Ministry of Health has ordered special security measures for the entry of air travellers from China:
What arrangements have been made?
The health authorities at the airports in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin are collaborating closely with the Robert Koch Institute and the Federal Ministry of Transport and have prepared information material for travellers arriving from China. Additional, possible measures will continually be under joint scrutiny depending on the risk assessment for Germany.
What measures have been put in place to recognise suspected cases as early as possible?
_Pilots on flights from China are required to inform air traffic control on the health status of their passengers before landing.
_Travellers from the affected areas will be required to fill in landing cards giving information on their flight and stating where they will be staying for the 30 days following landing. Airlines will distribute the landing cards and transmit the completed cards to the public health offices for safekeeping.
_Doctors, clinics and laboratories are required to report any cases where there is reasonable suspicion of the disease.
_The Robert Koch Institute is being granted even greater coordination powers. This has already been decided by mutual understanding.
All information from the Federal Ministry of Health on the coronovirus can be found here: