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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Will there be hand sanitiser available at the event?

    For the purpose of personal hygiene, hand sanitiser will be present throughout the venue and every attendee will get a personal hand sanitizer at show entry.

    Please sanitise your hands upon entry to the show and also before using any of the self-serve registration points in the foyer.

  • Are face coverings required at the show?

    As per Government guidelines, face masks will be recommended but not mandatory for all attendees. If these rules are updated by the Government before the event we will update all attendees with any changes in relation to the requirement for face coverings.

    We will also have a face mask available at show entry for every attendee, if they wish to wear one.

  • How to get a NHS COVID Pass?

    You can get a NHS COVID Pass, obtained most easily via the NHS App, if you have been double vaccinated 14 days prior to the event or you have a negative LTF or PCR test within 48 hours of creating the pass.

    Please ensure you have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 contract tracing app AND the NHS App if you plan to use it to display your NHS COVID Pass on entry to the event.

  • ARE THERE COVID-19 SAFETY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE?

    Yes. The Excel Centre requires all attendees to bring with them (either on their phone or as a printed copy) proof of double vaccination, Covid-19 antibodies or negative lateral flow test (taken within 24 hours of entry) valid on the day of event entry.

  • WHAT HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN AT THE SHOW?

    Keeping our staff, visitors and exhibitors safe at our face-to-face show in November is our number one priority. For an extensive list of all the precautions we will have in place at the show, please visit our Covid-19 safety page.

  • WHO CAN ATTEND?

    Registering and visiting the show is completely free for Schools, Multi-Academy Trusts, Colleges, Universities, Charities, Not-for-Profits, Local and Central Government and the wider public sector. If you are a private sector organisation then you can apply to attend through the registration form, however, private sector tickets are limited and allocated two weeks out from the event.

  • ARE ALL THE SESSIONS WITHIN THE THEATRES FREE TO ATTEND?

    Yes, all of the sessions across the theatres are free to attend. We do advise that you arrive at least 10 minutes before the session is due to begin, to help ensure that you get a seat in the theatre.

  • WILL THERE BE FREE PARKING AVAILABLE?

    Yes! Free parking will be available for all visitors, exhibitors and speakers, so you will be able to enjoy free parking entirely on us.

  • IS THE SHOW A PHYSICAL ONE?

    This time around the EdTech Summit 2021 will be an in person and physical event, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 17th & 18th November. By registering you will be provided with a confirmation email with more information on the location, timing and covid safety information.

  • WHO CAN ATTEND?

    Registering and visiting the show is completely free for Schools, Multi-Academy Trusts, Colleges, Universities, Charities, Not-for-Profits, Local and Central Government and the wider public sector. If you are a private sector organisation then you can apply to attend through the registration form, however, private sector tickets are limited and allocated two weeks out from the event.

  • ARE THERE HOTELS CLOSE TO THE VENUE?

    Yes. If you would prefer to stay nearby for the duration of the show, we’ve got you sorted. You can now book your accommodation via our hotel booking partner and benefit from being a stone throw away from NEC, Birmingham.

    Please visit our hotel booking partner’s webpage here for a list of the top hotels nearby: https://www.eventexpressuk.com/e/schools-and-academies-show-birmingham-2021

  • DOES IT COST FOR ME TO REGISTER AS A VISITOR FOR THE SHOW?

    This is a free to attend show for Schools, Multi-Academy Trusts, Colleges, Universities, Charities, Not-for-Profits, Local and Central Government and the wider public sector.

    There are a limited number of private sector places at the show available on a first come first served basis and you can apply for a private sector place by contacting [email protected].

  • WHO CAN ATTEND?

    Registering and visiting the show is completely free for Schools, Multi-Academy Trusts, Colleges, Universities, Charities, Not-for-Profits, Local and Central Government and the wider public sector. If you are a private sector organisation then you can apply to attend through the registration form, however, private sector tickets are limited and allocated two weeks out from the event.