In its press release, the Bavarian State Chancellery cites "a threatening overload of the healthcare system" as the reason for the adjustment of the measures. This is primarily due to the number of non-vaccinated COVID-19 patients, who have more severe symptoms. The new series of measures coming into force today means, among other things, that for the safety of all participants, events may only be conducted as a German 2G model, i.e. a visit to the exhibition is only possible for those fully vaccinated against, or who have recovered from the virus. In this case, the regulations for mask wearing and social distancing no longer apply.
It should also be noted that under the new regulation, only persons inoculated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are considered fully vaccinated. A list of the relevant vaccines can be found on the official website of the European Union: ec.europa.eu.
Interested parties can find the detailed press report on the current situation in Bavaria on the website of the Bavarian State Government www.bayern.de. (German only).
Information on visiting the SPS 2021 can be found under sps-exhibition.com.
About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,450 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries around the world. The company generated annual sales of approximately €257 million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €736 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
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