Coronavirus Concerns Hit MWC Barcelona
February 10, 2020
All travellers who have been in China will need to demonstrate proof they have been outside of China 14 days prior to the event (passport stamp, health certificate)
Temperature screening will be implemented
Attendees will need to self-certify they have not been in contact with anyone infected.
While further planning is underway, we will
continue to monitor the situation and will
adapt our plans according to developments
and advice we receive. We are contending
with a constantly evolving situation, that
will require fast adaptability.
Increased onsite medical support – doubled over last year
Awareness campaign via online and onsite info-share and signage
Availability of sanitising and disinfection materials for public use
Awareness and training to all staff on standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitising/disinfection products, etc.
Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of stands, offices along with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behaviour
Public health guidelines and advice communication to Barcelona hotels, public and private transport, restaurants and catering outlets, retail, etc.
Installing new signage onsite reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations
Implementing a microphone disinfecting and change protocol for all speakers
Communicating advice to all attendees to adopt a ‘no-handshake policy’
A 24-hour telephone Security and Medical service for all attendees, operational from 12th to 29th February 2020. This number appears on the back of badge holders, in the event App and on signage around the venue.
Friday 7 February, Health Minister Alba
Vergés explained that the region of
Catalonia is not a public health risk zone.
The Health Minister stated “The Catalan
health system is prepared to detect and
treat coronavirus, to give the most
appropriate response, and this must be clear
to those attending MWC Barcelona,” said