IFEMA Madrid reopens with 75% capacity

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A week after the reopening of its facilities to the public, on the occasion of the outdoor fair Abre Madrid, IFEMA has activated all of its protocols to comply with the official regulations, and with the requirements needed to guarantee safety.

IFEMA is resuming its activity in compliance with the general guidelines that allow an increase in attendance up to 75% of a venue's capacity, ensuring that the configuration of the space allows for a physical distance between people of 1.5 metres to be maintained or, otherwise, the mandatory use of face masks.

It will be a rehearsal to verify that it fully complies with the regulations, IFEMA says, with a view to a complete return to activity from September onwards, concentrating over 60 fairs and congresses into the last six months of the year.

All these events will be held within the new framework of regulations established by the central and autonomous governments, and they will go some way to fulfilling the objective of a much-needed economic recovery. The regulations will be complemented by IFEMA's own preventive measures, which have received two official distinctions, the Madrid Guarantee and the WTTC Safe Travels seal.

Hospitality or catering service will be adapted to the requirements established in hotel and restaurant establishments. Community of Madrid regulations, however, do not allow cocktail-type receptions to be held as part of fairs and events.

As established in Article 16 of Law 15/1997, of 25 June, IFEMA will present the protocol containing the safety, hygiene and prevention measures to be implemented at each fair to the competent body. The information submitted will also include the additional measures IFEMA is taking through the implementation of technology for temperature detection, access and capacity control and pre-registration, as well as heat maps to avoid crowds, among other information and assistance measures.

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