Covid-19 Update

19 March 2020 – A message from our Director

Museums + Heritage Awards 2020

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Awards this year.

COVID-19 is impacting everyone everywhere and we recognise that in such an unprecedented and challenging time, now would not be the right moment to divert attention from more pressing matters. We would also like to ensure that when we do announce the shortlist that we can do so when everyone is in a position to better enjoy the moment.

There is, however, some good news and that is that we fully intend to pick up on this in the summer and so plan to announce the shortlist on Wednesday 1 July and to host the awards ceremony in London on the evening of Tuesday 22 September. During this difficult time, we will be doing our best to keep the sector informed and to share best practice, knowledge, inspiration and thinking. Please do sign-up to our free Museums + Heritage Advisor newsletter – we hope that it will help you with your own professional development and enable you to keep your finger on the pulse.

We hope to be in a position to update you on our plans for the Museums + Heritage Show soon too.

We look forward to happier times but in the meantime we wish you all well.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if we can be of any help.

Best wishes
Anna Preedy
M and H Media Ltd

11 March 2020

Attendees to Museums + Heritage Awards are advised that there is no change to the plans to hold this year’s event which will run as scheduled on 13 May 2020 at Olympia, London.

M and H Media Ltd is actively and continuously monitoring the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, in line with local and national authorities and public health advice and WHO guidelines.

Our current status with regard to the COVID-19 virus remains unchanged: the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority.

We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and will follow up with our exhibitors, visitors and other participants when or if the situation develops.

We strongly urge our exhibitors and visitors to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the WHO www.who.int and local /national public health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus.

We are following local and national public health advice closely and activity which may be taken includes:

–         Public Health messaging displayed and shared pre and during event

–          Strengthened hygiene, sanitization, availability of disinfectants

–          Strengthened medical support

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Museums + Heritage team.

World Health Organisation (WHO): https://www.who.int/
UK Government advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public?dm_i=1W52,6RJPB,1IGPQS,R1TL2,1

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