The organiser of leading independent living show Naidex, which was due to run on the 17th to 18th March 2020 at the NEC Birmingham, has decided to postpone the event until November. Disability Horizons will therefore not be exhibiting at Naidex next week, but we hope to do so later in the year.
Naidex’s organiser has been closely monitoring updates on the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
It said: “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.”
Naidex has now confirmed the new date for the event as 9th and 10th November 2020.
The postponing of Naidex meant similar healthcare events running alongside it at the NEC will also be rescheduled. This includes 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. These will also all move to the new dates in November.
Naidex added: “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.”
If you have booked accommodation or transport, call the hotel or travel provider to ask if you can reschedule it for the new date.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee this will be allowed, although Naidex has said it would be happy to talk to hotels and transport companies. If you would like some assistance from Naidex, please call 0117 990 2093.
You might also be able to claim your money back through travel insurance, but it depends on the level of cover you have.
By Disability Horizons