Health & Safety Measures at Ear, Nose & Throat 2021

  We have been working closely with Cavendish Venues to ensure all the necessary measures are put in place to maintain a healthy environment for you during your visit.
The following health and safety measures will be in place according to current guidelines (please note these measures may change along with any future changes in guidelines):

Arrival at the venue Whilst at the venue Inside the auditorium
  • On arrival every person entering the building will need to have their temperature checked, any person with a temperature of 37 degrees or more will not be allowed access.

  • We may stagger arrival/departure times and catering breaks to reduce overcrowding and you will be sent full details of arrival times closer to the event date.

  • A hygiene station will be located at the main entrance to the building, with additional stations positioned throughout the building.

  • Please use the hand gel provided to sanitise your hands and follow up with a visit to the washrooms.

  • If you have a mask/face covering, please use it at all times where possible.

  • If you have not got a mask the venue will provide one.

  • Disposable gloves are available at sanitising stations.
  • Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule). You can also use the sanitisers you’ll find around the venue.

  • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly and clean/sanitise your hands immediately.

  • Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.

  • At all times, where possible, stay LEFT when moving around the building by following the signage and floor markings.

  • Maintain safe/social distancing of at least 1 metre.

  • Rubbish bins for disposal of used face masks at exit points.
  • Floor mats will be sprayed with disinfecting solution.

  • All handrails, door handles, lift panels and other touch points will be disinfected in between breaks.

  • Signage specifying social distancing measures, hygiene rules and two-way systems will be placed around the venue.

  • Individual water bottles only will be provided.

  • Tables and chairs will be disinfected twice a day and you will be required to return to the same seat for the duration of your time at the conference venue.
Catering and exhibition Cleaning measures  
  • All staff receive Covid Awareness Training including rules on social distancing and new hygiene measures.
  • We may decide to stagger lunch and refreshment breaks to ensure physical distancing.

  • Queuing systems will be put in place to maintain social distancing.

  • The lunch area will be regulated to reduce overcrowding and ensure social distancing is maintained.

  • Individually packed food options will be provided during the refreshment breaks.

  • All catering packages are made from eco-friendly materials.

  • Disinfectant wipes will be available at each catering station. Disinfectant wipes will also be available on request at the conference office.
  • One member of staff per venue has been designated as a ‘Covid Champion’ with responsibility to monitor that Covid control procedures are being followed.
  • All staff have been supplied with Personal Protective Equipment which will be worn at all times.

  • Floor mats will be sprayed with disinfecting solution.

  • All handrails, door handles, lift panels and other touch points will be disinfected in between breaks.

  • Restrooms will be assigned with attendants to carry out cleaning and disinfecting work.

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces.