COVID-19 Latest Information

COVID-19 Latest Information

AQUA 2021 - COVID-19 Latest Information, last updated 15th July 2021

As the Government have moved England to Step 4 from 19th July, AQUA will operate in accordance with the new guidelines, with the welfare and safety of our staff, venue, exhibitors and visitors our main priority.  It is still recommended that people wear face coverings in crowded public spaces, which would apply to a trade show environment.

We want your AQUA 2021 experience to be safe and stress free, so we will advise that you;

  • bring and wear a face covering at all times whilst inside the venue
  • socially distance whilst on-site where possible - aisles have been widened to facilitate this
  • bring your own hand sanitiser to use at the show
  • There will be an enhanced cleaning regime in place in all areas of the venue
  • Greater space has been allocated for catering and seating to enable social distancing, with of course, enhanced cleaning in those areas too

Extra precautions will be taken by staff at the Venue, Organisers and Exhibitors to reduce any risk of the transmission of COVID-19 on-site at the show, including an assessment of the risk of transmission in all areas. 

We continue to monitor the current situation, information can be found at and Pilot events will continue to run and following these events further guidelines will be announced and we will adapt accordingly.

Please note:-

  • You should not attend the site if you are displaying any of the symptoms of COVID-19
  • You should not attend the site if you have been in contact with a person who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 within the last 7 days
  • You should not attend the site if you have been contacted and asked to isolate
  • You should not attend the site if you have travelled abroad within the last 14 days and should be isolated

Please check back regularly for the most up to date information relating to AQUA 2021

We'd like to advise that images and videos used throughout our website were taken and produced before the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore social distancing rules are not displayed.

Telford International Centre

*These Covid secure measures are in place at Telford International Centre (will be amended as restrictions ease) - updated 20th May 2021

Additional Signage

  • We will be providing NHS standard signage advising the use of face coverings, social distancing, use of hand sanitiser and regular hand washing

Tannoy Announcements

  • There will be regular pre-recorded announcements reminding visitors of social distancing and the use of face masks

Enhanced Cleaning

  • There will be regular enhanced cleaning throughout the venue paying particular attention to touch points such as door handles with BS14476 Covid Safe chemical
  • We will be providing hand sanitiser at the entrance / exit of the building, entrance to toilets and at all catering points
  • We will be providing extra non recycling bins for exhibitors and visitors to dispose of single use face coverings and PPE

Serving of Food & Drink

  • All areas to be sanitised prior to use
  • Where there are self-serve coffee machines disinfectant wipes are available for individuals to clean push buttons before and after use.
  • Suitable signage
  • Disposable cups, cutlery, plates and bowls
  • All condiments to be available in sachets and milk served in jiggers
  • Sandwiches and other foods (where suitable) to be individually wrapped complete with allergen and dietary information
  • Table service
  • Sneeze screens to be available at service points
  • Staff will wear gloves and face masks
  • Hand sanitiser available at each catering point
  • Seating areas to be socially distanced
  • Increased hand washing for F&B Staff when serving food