Following the Government’s announcement of the movement control order (MCO) on 16 March 2020, all events/exhibitions were canceled/postponed as preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic and the overall impact on the health and well-being of exhibitors and visitors.
Many organisations held virtual conferences due to the sudden cancellation or postponement of their tradeshows and exhibitions with no viable date in 2020.
The hosting of events and social functions are allowed during Recovery Movement Control (RMCO) period effective from 1 July 2020 onwards. Nevertheless, organisers would need to ensure social distancing among members of the public as well as complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of the outbreak. Event organisers need to adhere to the guideline and SOPs such as conducting body temperature checks at the premises/entrance, visitor registration, and the compliance to wearing masks at all times in public areas.
An Interesting Question to Ask
Will virtual events become the new normal, or will it snap back to business as usual in the near future? Although the events and exhibitions industry has adapted to the new norm of organising video conferencing, web conferencing and webinars, we cannot dispel our human need to interact with one other and exchange information, as such face-to-face meetings allow for clearer communication.
Home Exhibition Is Bouncing Back!
Many of us enjoy the convenience of online purchase but with home fair, we can enjoy a one-stop platform, that showcases everything we need for our HOME under one-roof. This BIG SALE event which is often held at a fully airconditioned tent (weatherproof venue) features the best deals from TV products, kitchen cabinets & appliances, hoods and hobs, electrical appliances, interior design, tiles and flooring, TV cabinets, wardrobes, mattresses, wallpaper, curtains, sofas, dining sets, bathroom utilities, doors & gates, lighting, window & glass, CCTV, security locks, roofing + awnings, solar, water filtration and many more!
Home exhibitions also bring ideas, fun, and inspiration to homeowners who are looking to renovate, refurbish, or decorate their homes through its exciting highlights and great attractions such as life-size show homes.
Practical Tips on Staying Safe
When you attend an event, you must take note of these precautions to protect yourself and others from getting infected with COVID-19.
Maintain at least 1-meter distance from others, and always wear a mask in public areas.
– Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
– Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or with a hand sanitizer.
– Last but not least, remember to wear masks at all times in public areas.
It’s advisable to attend events early or during off-peak hours to avoid the crowd. We should also consider to use contactless payments instead of cash, as it reduces the need for physical contact, and is secure, seamless and efficient.
The Future is Orite
Do a background check before you purchase an item from an exhibition such as asking relevant questions like who is the merchant and where to locate the retailer in case you need to exchange the item or seek a refund for a damaged good.
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