COVID-19 Safety measures

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in-person at The PIE Live: Leaders in International Education. Your health and safety are paramount to us - please find below the measures we have put in place to ensure the safety of all our guests and reduce the risk of Covid-19 from arrival to departure.

Prior to arrival
All visitors who are attending The PIE Live at Stamford Bridge will need to prove their COVID-19 status to gain entry to the event via:

• Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test or PCR test carried out no earlier than 48 hours prior to the event day
• Proof of a full Covid-19 vaccination (with the second dose having been received at least 14 days prior to the event day)
Proof of full vaccination should be supplied either via your NHS Covid Pass on the NHS app, an EU Digital Covid Certificate or a vaccination letter supplied by your GP. If you were vaccinated in another country, you can show alternative proof of vaccination if this is accepted at the UK border.
Proof of natural immunity will not be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

All attendees, including international visitors displaying a negative Lateral Flow result should do so on the NHS app, or via text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. You should report a rapid lateral flow test result online or by calling 119. You will then receive a text or email which you should display to the person checking that you have completed your test. If you reported a negative result you will also receive access to the NHS COVID Pass. This will expire 48 hours after the time you took the test.

Lateral flow tests can be collected from the following nearby locations (enter postcode: ​​SW6 1HS) https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk

Check here for what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the quarantine rules for travel to England.

DO NOT ATTEND IF:
• You show any symptoms of Covid-19 such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (A list of symptoms can be found on the NHS website)

• You have recently come into contact with anyone who has Covid-19 or who is exhibiting the symptoms mentioned above.

Travelling to Stamford Bridge
• All guests travelling to Stamford Bridge on public transport should follow the government guidelines on wearing masks
• If travelling by car and the car park on site is full, we would advise to park at NCP car park located at Fulham Broadway, a 2-minute walk from the Britannia Gate entrance.

Track and Trace 
• Chelsea will be displaying the NHS track and trace code for those who wish to use it. However, there is no legal obligation for guests to check in

Upon Arrival:
We will be following the latest government guidelines with regard to wearing face masks: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one

• Hand sanitiser stations will be available at all entrance points to the venue and the rooms, and signage will be in place to encourage all delegates to use the hand sanitiser stations on arrival
• Security will be carrying out socially distanced bag searches and guests will be encouraged to use the stairs where possible to limit the number of people allowed to access lifts at one time
• Additional signage has been placed around the venue, event space and toilet facilities, emphasising the importance of good hand hygiene

During the event:
Traffic light system
At the registration desks, we will be offering you the option to collect a red/amber/green sticker you can wear on your name badge to indicate your greeting preferences to other guests:
Red: Please keep your distance and respect that I don’t wish to have physical contact
Amber: I am open to fist/elbow bumps
Green: I am open to handshakes and hugs

Social distancing
We recommend that guests remain aware of spacing throughout the event and spread out as much as possible, especially at ‘crunch points’ such as arrival at the venue, registration, moving rooms, queuing for the bathrooms and during refreshment breaks. You do not need to wear a face mask when moving around the venue, but please do so if you feel more comfortable wearing one.

Response to Symptoms of Covid-19 on site:
If an attendee presents with symptoms, or we become aware of a case of suspected or confirmed Covid-19 on- site, they will not be admitted or will be asked to leave the event, along with anyone who had been in contact with that person for 15 minutes at a distance less than 2m. They should be advised to self-isolate in line with the NHS Guidelines and to take a PCR test.

Catering
• All venue staff will be equipped with the appropriate PPE, including masks
• Hand Sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes will be available on all shared stations

Enhanced Cleaning
• Hand sanitising stations will remain in place, especially around check-in and catering areas and we encourage guests to use these
• Enhanced cleaning measures will be in place which include continuous sanitisation throughout the course of the event, with a focus on high-touch point areas and toilet facilities
• All common use equipment will be disinfected before and after each use
• Non-touch waste bins will be available around the venue and emptied regularly

Contact details
We are required to retain contact details for our guests and store them securely after the event in case a guest reports symptoms of Covid-19. We will be storing guest data according to the latest government guidance.

Ticket terms and conditions
If you have booked an in-person ticket and test positive for Covid-19 within 48-hours of the event, and as a result are unable to attend, you will be able to transfer your ticket to someone else’s name. You will need to notify rachel@thepienews.com of any name changes along with proof of your positive test results at your earliest convenience. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds.


Frequently asked questions


I have received two vaccinations, what do I need to show upon entering the stadium?

Guests attending the stadium can show one of the following documents for proof of vaccination:
• NHS Covid pass letter
• NHS app showing two vaccines
• An official letter from a GP or doctor
• EU Digital Covid Certificate
Further information regarding how to get evidence of your Covid vaccination status is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

I am travelling from abroad and I can’t access a lateral flow test, will a negative antigen or PCR test be applicable?
A PCR test will be sufficient as long as it is taken within 48 hours of the event day. You will need to bring a document (in English) from the test provider or doctor which confirms your result. A negative antigen test will not be sufficient.

When do I need to take a lateral flow test?
Tests should be taken less than 48 hours prior to the event starting time.

When I approach the reception, how do show I have a negative lateral flow test?
When you take the lateral flow test, you will need to register the negative result on the NHS app. Once the result is registered, they will email and text you receipt of the result and this can be shown on your phone when arriving at the stadium. To speed up registration, please have this ready on your phone before you arrive at the registration desk.

How do I obtain a lateral flow test?
Lateral flow tests are free and can be requested via the NHS website to be delivered to your home. Some pharmacies keep some in stock. Alternatively, lateral flow tests can be collected from the following nearby locations (enter postcode: ​​SW6 1HS) https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk
Further information regarding how to obtain a lateral flow test is available at: https://www.gov.uk/order- coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

You can register your lateral flow test results here: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Is there a facility at the stadium for me to take a lateral flow test?
There is no facility at the stadium to take a test. Tests should be carried out prior to your arrival at the stadium.

Please note: The measures listed above are subject to change in accordance with government guidelines and are subject to change. The PIE cannot take any responsibility for anyone who becomes unwell or catches COVID-19 after the event.

Published 10 January 2022.