Protocol on Safety and Prevention against Covid-19

Fira de Barcelona protects its events

With a view to resuming activity, after the mandatory break due to the pandemic, Fira de Barcelona has drawn up a safety and prevention protocol with the aim of holding its events with maximum safety guarantees for workers, organisers, exhibitors, visitors and suppliers.

The protocol, designed in collaboration with the specialist risk management consultancy Aon and with the advice of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, a benchmark epidemiological centre, details a whole set of measures resulting from an exhaustive analysis of more than 400 processes associated with the holding of fairs and congresses.

Fira de Barcelona is already in the process of implementing these measures in our venues with the aim of holding events in September.

01. Before an event


  • Online registration.
  • Online sale of services.
  • Prior information on mitigation measures related to contagion risk.
  • Preparation of guides for the design of stands prepared for the new capacity, safety distances and cleaning protocols.
  • Implementation of specific prevention measures during the build-up and breakdown periods.
02. Access to events


  • Access via mobile phone.
  • Allocation of access hours.
  • Elimination of queues.
  • Temperature control and use of masks by attendees at access points.
03. In the venue


  • Redesign of the exhibition spaces to ensure distance.
  • Information signs on measures to be taken during events.
  • Improvement of ventilation and air renewal systems.
  • Flow and capacity control through cameras equipped with artificial intelligence.
  • Traceability of contacts using Lead Retrieval (platform to track commercial contacts).
  • Installation of screens at all information and customer service points.
  • Cashless payment.
  • Provision of sanitisation points with hydroalcoholic gel throughout the venue.
  • Reinforcement of first aid rooms with specifically trained staff and equipped with all the necessary equipment.
  • Creation of isolation rooms for possible positive cases.
04. Stands and congress spaces


  • Promotion of virtual activities.
  • Distance measures and capacity control at conferences and congresses.
  • Stands with adapted designs.
  • Capacity limitation at the stands.
  • Distribution of exhibitor and visitor material not recommended (documents, brochures, welcome packs, etc.).
05. Catering


  • Reinforcement of hygienic-sanitary controls in all catering services.
  • Delivery of the food in individual units both in the premises and at the stands.
  • Redistribution of spaces at catering points to ensure social distancing.
  • Installation of partitions at all catering points.