Covid-19 guidance

RenewableUK and ExCeL London are committed to the health, safety and well-being of all participants involved with being at Global Offshore Wind 2021. We will continuously monitor the advice given by the Chief Medical Officer and UK Governments and re-evaluate and update the information below, and advise all registered attendees, event contractors, staff, etc immediately.

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we exercise common sense and consider the risks to manage our own risk to protect ourselves and others around us.

To help protect yourself and others, attendees are encouraged to download and use the latest version of the NHS COVID-19 app before arriving at the event. QR Codes will be displayed throughout the event halls , conference and meeting rooms.

RenewableUK has taken the following actions for Global Offshore Wind 2021:

  • Exhibition halls include 4m wide aisles
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear face coverings (not mandatory) whilst on-site
  • Anti-bacterial stations in exhibition hall, meeting rooms and conference rooms
  • Physical contact should not occur in all but extreme circumstances such as giving of first aid
  • Attendees  are encouraged to  keep reasonable distance from each other
  • Entry and Exit doors will be open to allow for ample ventilation at the venue
  • Controlled entry system to conference rooms and other areas where necessary
  • Advance printing of badges is encouraged before arrival to avoid large crowds at registration
  • Controlled entrance and exit to washrooms - traffic light system (venue action)
  • Enhanced cleaning regime in all public areas of the venue and exhibition halls
  • Overnight fogging of the exhibition hall and public areas.

Please read the ExCeL London's current guidance "Your Safety"  in advance of your arrival as well.

If you show the following symptoms of COVID-19 prior to attending the event, please do not attend the event:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
  • For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test.  You must self-isolate if you test positive. Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This is the law.


Travel Information

Attendees are encouraged to review all travel arrangements and follow the Government's guidelines which can be found on Gov.UK. 

You are encouraged to check guidance ahead of planning your travel.

The rules for testing and quarantine when you arrive in England are different for countries and territories which are listed as either red, amber or green.  The UK Government guidance states:

  • Check the rules for the country or territory you are coming from or have travelled through.

  • Book any tests or quarantine hotel packages you need.

  • Get tested and complete passenger locator form.

Guidance and the rules to follow for countries in the Red, amber and green list can be found here.

Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Exemptions for work, medical or compassionate reasons apply, click to view the full list here.