GENEVA - EDANA and Palexpo SA have made a statement on the possible implications of the coronavirus epidemic with relation to the upcoming INDEX exhibition.
The statement reads: "In the context of the coronavirus epidemic afflicting China, we would like to inform you that INDEX and Palexpo SA are carefully observing the situation and its possible implications for its employees, exhibitors and visitors.
"We are in regular contact with the General Directorate of Health of the Republic and Canton of Geneva and its medical advisor to develop a sanitary action plan adjustable in real time. This plan recommends the implementation of a programme of cleaning, disinfection and prevention across public highpoints such as catering areas, WCs, handrails, public touch-screens along with the use of correct cleaning/sanitising materials and products.
"This awareness campaign will be aimed at staff, exhibitors and visitors. In this process, we are following the recommendations of the competent public health authorities in the field, namely the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
We confirm that INDEX 20 will proceed as planned and that so far, there have been no registration impact on the event.
"We also strongly recommend that you keep yourself up to date with the information from these authorities, so that you can react as best as possible to potential questions from your employees and partners.
For practical questions, a hotline is available at the FOPH: +41 (0)58 463 00 00 as well as online information https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov.html
The recommendations of the Council of State of the Republic and Canton of Geneva are also available here: https://www.ge.ch/document/point-nouveau-coronavirus-2019-ncov