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The health and safety of all our exhibitors and visitors is our primary concern and priority. As organisers of Northern Restaurant & Bar we are closely monitoring the situation with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are liaising with Manchester Central on any appropriate measures, based on advice from Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and/or the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Manchester Central have a policy in place that will be put into action should the circumstances arise and we are in regular contact with them so that if the situation changes and it becomes necessary to share additional information with exhibitors and visitors we will act immediately.

Due to the current situation relating to the outbreak of Covid-19 Virus, the organisers of Northern Restaurant & Bar would like to reassure all our exhibitors, visitors, staff and our many partners that we are closely monitoring the situation and, in cooperation with Manchester Central, we will be taking all sensible steps to ensure that NRB20 proceeds safely and successfully.

You can all help us to have a safe and successful event by following the simple advice of the World Health Organisation as you travel whilst attending events such as Northern Restaurant & Bar.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue. Please discard the tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Physical contact has been shown to aid the transmission of Coronavirus. Please do not be offended if somebody refuses to shake hands with you – they are taking sensible precautions and are likely to be following their own corporate guidelines.
  • If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no recent travel history to Italy, China or other affected areas, please practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and – ideally - stay at home until you have recovered. 
  • Avoid travelling at all if you have a temperature or a cough or a sore throat
  • Exhibitors, we also encourage you to take common-sense precautions on your stands
  • Make sure tissues and hand sanitisers are available for your staff
  • Ensure any staff members with any sort of cold symptoms do not attend the exhibition. Anyone with a "new, continuous" cough or high temperature is advised to self-isolate for seven days
  • Keep all food areas very clean and tidy - make sure staff wash their hands before picking up any communal food (e.g. sandwich platter)
  • PLEASE don’t offer unwrapped sweets on your stand

We are carefully following government guidance, which, among other things, is to have good hand and respiratory hygiene.

We have also added signage regarding hygiene which will be in key locations around the exhibition hall.

We are working with Manchester Central and the statement of the steps they are taking can also be found on their website.

We will continue to observe the situation and should Government advice change, or any additional precautions be advisable, we will react immediately and ensure this is communicated to all attendees and exhibitors.

Kindly note that we are also in the middle of influenza season, so please stay at home if you start feeling ill. 

You can see the WHO’s full advice to the public here:

Also please remember: exposure to Coronavirus has nothing to do with what you look like—the only important factor is whether or not you were in an affected area. All visitors, exhibitors and contractors must be treated with respect.

Let’s make sure that the Northern Restaurant & Bar is safe, enjoyable, and productive. Thank you for your understanding as we tackle this unexpected obstacle together, and we look forward to seeing you on 17-18 March 2020.