Coronavirus COVID-19 – latest update from the Music & Drama Education Expo 2020 organisers

03 March 2020

Music & Drama Education Expo 2020 will run as scheduled. We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and regularly.

Our current status with regards to the COVID-19 virus remains the same: the health, safety and wellbeing of exhibitors, visitors and staff remains unchanged and is always our number one priority. We recommend that our exhibitors and visitors refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the World Health Organisation and the UK public health authorities. 

We are following local and national public health before and during the event as well as working with our event delivery partners to provide:


  • Public health messaging displayed and shared pre and during the event
  • Strengthened hygiene, sanitization, availability of disinfectants in a number of locations at the show
  • Hand sanitiser for speakers to use before and after microphone use
  • Cleaning of microphones with disinfectant wipes between sessions
  • Cleaning all other handheld AV equipment before and after use
  • Recommend to exhibitors to clean equipment/instruments on their stands regularly and after visitors might have used it
  • No handshake policy

In addition, we plan to establish a self-certification process for all attendees and will ask people to complete this prior to accessing the show.

Download the self-certification form

Visitors and exhibitors are also advised to carry a personal supply of hand sanitiser, tissues and wipes in and outside the event.

Travel advice and entry guidelines vary from country to country. Our event attendees are encouraged to check the latest travel advice and entry guidelines for the UK before making arrangements. 

We are monitoring the situation very closely and will follow up with participants as the situation develops. Please also check the event website for regular updates. 

Should there be any changes to the current recommendations from the WHO or Public Health England, we will review and share their instructions.

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Music & Drama Education Expo 2020 this week for an enjoyable, educational and lively two days.