On Friday 6 March it was announced that Naidex, one of the largest independent living events in the UK, would not be going ahead as planned on 17-18 March 2020.
The organisers of Naidex have taken the decision to postpone the event, with a new date to be released on 16 March.
The decision has not been taken lightly and followed close monitoring of updates on the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Naidex have issued the below statement:
“The organiser of leading independent living show Naidex (17th-18th March 2020, NEC Birmingham), has been closely monitoring updates on the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
“Like many large event organisers, the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is always our number one priority. This is particularly pertinent in the care and health sector communities that Naidex brings together.
“Many of our visitors are, or are on the frontline of supporting, the most vulnerable in society. This combined with the fact that health and social care workers will be critical to ongoing containment and management strategies, means that we have taken the decision to reschedule Naidex to later in the year and will confirm this date by Monday 16th March 2020. This will include all events co-located with Naidex including Smart Home for Assisted Living, Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo, Home Care Expo, Care Tech Live, European Neuro Convention, Medical Imaging Convention, European Oncology Convention and AI&ML Convention.
“While this is not a decision that has been taken lightly, we feel that it is the right one – not just for the care and health sector but for the wider community as a whole. We are of course, in ongoing communication with our exhibitors, speakers, partners and suppliers. Those we have managed to speak to thus far have been exceptionally understanding. If you are affected and the team hasn’t managed to reach you yet, please know that we will be in touch very shortly. Alternatively please contact the Event team directly at Enquiries@ROARB2B.com or +44 (0) 117 990 2092.
“Thank you for your understanding and support and we look forward to welcoming you later in the year.”
We fully support the decision of the organisers of Naidex to postpone the event to help contain the spread of Coronavirus.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you all later in the year.
Visit naidex.co.uk for more information.
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