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COVID-19 Safety Plan

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This plan explains the safety measures we will implement to address the risks posed by COVID-19. They are aligned with Dutch government requirements, industry best practice and venue safety policy.

In line with Dutch government regulations, everyone attending Money20/20 will be asked for a coronavirus entry pass. That means that you will need to provide either A) proof of full vaccination that meets Dutch government standards, or B) a negative Covid-19 test for every 24 hour period you’re at the show. We will be providing testing facilities on-site at Money20/20 Europe, so if you don’t have a vaccine certificate, you can take a rapid test at the entrance to the show each day to gain access. Read more about entry to Money20/20 and the coronavirus entry pass here.

Using the coronavirus entry pass system means that:

/ There is no need to wear a face mask;

/ Social distancing is necessary when walking around the show and exploring the expo, but not necessary when seated; and

/ There is no maximum number of visitors and we will open at full capacity.

Read on for an explanation of the full range COVID-19 safety measures which we will have in place. There’s also a Frequently Asked Questions section at the end.

By implementing these safety measures, you can have every confidence that when you come to Money20/20 Europe, we are taking all reasonable precautions to keep you safe. That leaves you free to get on with the most important thing: gaining access to the connections, conversations and ideas that will transform not just your business but the whole fintech industry.

Safety cornerstones

Our safety measures are organised into four key areas. These four Safety Cornerstones encompass all the measures which will be applied during pre-event preparation, during Money20/20 Europe itself and in post-event break-down:

Top 10 Key Measures

Featured below are the Top 10 Key Measures we will be implementing which we consider the most important.

Cleaning & hygiene

  1. Enhanced Cleaning: We will undertake enhanced deep cleaning before, during and after Money20/20 Europe, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitisation throughout the course of the event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food & beverage areas.high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food & beverage areas.
  2. Personal Hygiene: We will provide additional hand washing facilities and hand sanitising stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

Social distancing

  1. Registration Process: We will use self service terminals to minimise queuing and contact during the registration process.
  2. Physical Contact: We request that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, and will be promoting alternative ways to greet business partners. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged, with digital alternatives available via the Money20/20 Europe app.
  3. Physical distancing: We will maintain 1.5m social distancing in line with Dutch regulations and venue or other relevant guidance. This is not applicable when seated, for example, in a content theatre, at a seated meeting or when eating. This will be managed through control measures such as pre-event communications to participants, widened aisles throughout the show, increased minimum stand sizes and on-site signage and floor markings, where necessary.
  4. Food and beverage: Our team will work closely with venue partners to employ the highest standard of food safety, including by minimising self-service buffets in favour of chef served food options. If any queuing is anticipated, social distancing will be maintained through the use of floor markings and relevant signage. When eating or drinking, all delegates must take a seat in the designated areas.markings and relevant signage.

Protect & detect

  1. Personal protective equipment (PPE): We will be using the Coronavirus entry pass system which means that facemasks are not required. Anyone who prefers to wear a mask is welcome to do so.
  2. Medical: We will have a team of qualified first aiders on site and a separate quarantine area. Please do not attend the show if you are feeling unwell. We will follow the Dutch health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19.
  3. Health screening: In line with Dutch government regulations, everyone attending Money20/20 will be asked for a coronavirus entry pass. That means that you will need to provide either A) proof of full vaccination that meets Dutch government standards, or B) a negative Covid-19 test for every 24 hour period you’re at the show. We will be providing testing facilities on-site at Money20/20 Europe, so if you don’t have a vaccine certificate, you can take a rapid test at the entrance to the show each day to gain access. Read more about entry to Money20/20 and the coronavirus entry pass process here.
  4. Trace and contact: In the event of any positive test results, we will cooperate with the Dutch authorities to trace and contact participants. We will always conform with Dutch and international standards for data privacy and information sharing.

Frequently asked questions

What measures are being followed at the show?
Money20/20 Europe will also be run according to the guidance of the Dutch government, and any venue-specific regulations. These are being constantly reviewed and we will adjust our Safety Plan as necessary to match the latest medical advice and government requirements.

Can you guarantee my safety at the show?
No environment away from your home can ever be 100% safe.

We are putting in place a comprehensive range of enhanced safety measures that make the health and safety of everyone who attends our absolute priority.

Through measures such as enhanced deep cleaning before, during and after events, non-contact registration, distancing and crowd management, and the deployment of screening and protective equipment, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness, whilst still ensuring that our clients, partners and colleagues can access the connections, conversations and ideas that they need.

Will I need to provide evidence of a COVID-19 vaccine?
In line with Dutch government regulations, everyone attending Money20/20 will be asked for a coronavirus entry pass. That means that you will need to provide either:

Proof of vaccination. The government requirements for proof of vaccination can be found here. If you’re travelling from outside the EU, the proof of vaccination will need to be in paper form. The checkpoint can accept proof of any vaccine that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or is on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO); the full list of acceptable vaccines is available on this page. Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 with proof of vaccination here.

Or

A negative Covid test result. If you don’t have proof of vaccination that meets the above standards, you will need a negative test result from a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test. Testing facilities will be provided on-site at Money20/20 Europe, so if you don’t have an EU vaccine certificate, you can take a rapid test at the entrance to the show each day when you arrive to gain access. Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 using a negative Covid test here.

How do I provide my COVID-19 vaccination status?

EU citizens who have been fully vaccinated can obtain an EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and use it to enter Money20/20. If you do not have a DCC and/or are a resident of a country outside the EU, you can enter the show using paper proof of vaccination. Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 with proof of vaccination here.

What if I do not have proof of vaccination or a Digital Vaccine Certificate?\

If you don’t have proof of vaccination, you will need a negative test result from a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test. Testing facilities will be provided on-site at Money20/20 Europe, so if you don’t have a vaccine certificate, you can take a rapid test at the entrance to the show each day when you arrive to gain access.

You can book your test slot for each day at this government website. It’s very easy but it has been translated into English, so we’ve created this short step-by-step guide to help you through it in case anything is unclear.

Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 using a negative Covid test here.

Will Money20/20 be facilitating testing onsite and what will the process for this be?

Yes, we will be providing rapid antigen testing facilities onsite for those that are unable to provide proof of vaccination. Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 using a negative Covid test here.

How do I provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, if I would prefer to handle this myself?

PCR or rapid antigen tests are accepted, provided that the sample is taken within 24 hours of your arrival at Money20/20. Every time you want to enter the show (if you visit the show every day, this will be 3 times), you’ll need to show a negative test result less than 24 hours old. Free tests are available on arrival at the show, or from a range of approved government suppliers. Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 using a negative Covid test here.

/ Testing in the Netherlands. The Testing for Entry scheme is managed by the Dutch government and is free for all visitors. More detailed FAQ on the Dutch government’s Testing for Entry scheme can be found here.

Can I use proof of recovery from COVID-19 to gain access to Money20/20?

Yes, an official proof of recovery document can be used as an alternative to a vaccination certificate to gain access to Money20/20 if it meets Dutch requirements.

Anyone who tested positive following a PCR or Antigen test conducted by an official healthcare provider can obtain a recovery certificate. Please note that self-administered tests cannot be used to obtain a recovery certificate.

International visitors should contact the organisation that conducted the test and ask for proof of recovery.

Please note that proof of recovery cannot be issued in the Netherlands on the basis of a positive test taken abroad and so this must be obtained prior to travel.

To qualify for proof of recovery you must have provided a positive test at least 11 days previously and no more than 180 days ago.

Do I need to wear a mask if I’ve already had a COVID-19 vaccine?

Face masks are currently only required in the Netherlands in places where the 1.5m distancing rule cannot be met, such as travelling on public transport, or where the Coronavirus entry pass system is in place. Whilst at Money20/20, we will be implementing the Coronavirus entry pass system so masks will not be required.

Current medical advice is that vaccines do not completely eliminate the risk of transmission between people. Once vaccinated, you can still host the virus and transmit it to others. Wearing a mask and other safety measures will help to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

We will be closely monitoring the guidelines and medical advice and updating our safety measures as necessary in the lead up to the show.

Will I need to be tested if I’ve already had a COVID-19 vaccine?

Provided that you have a valid vaccination certificate that meets Dutch government standards, you will not need to be tested. Read more about the process for entering Money20/20 with proof of vaccination here.

What happens if I test positive?

Under Dutch law, if you test positive you will need to self-isolate for ten days and the same applies to anyone in your household. You will not be given a COVID Certificate and therefore will not be allowed to attend Money20/20.

The test provider will report your result to the Dutch Municipal Health Services (GGD). The GGD then calls you and will try to identify any close contacts and the source of infection. You do not have to call the GGD or complete any additional testing. Further information from the Dutch Government is available here:

/ Coronavirus test results

/ Self-quarantining (staying at home) due to coronavirus

How will my personal information be protected?

In order to meet contact tracing requirements, your personal data will be held in accordance with GDPR for 28 days and shared with Dutch public health authorities if requested.

What happens if there is a lockdown where I live or if I have to quarantine on the way there or back?

If you find yourself in any of the below scenarios within the 14 days before the show, we’ll be happy to move your pass across to next year's show in 2022 so that you can have peace of mind that it won't go to waste:

/ The country/state that you live in closes its borders to travel

/ The country/state you live in issues advice not to travel to Amsterdam

/ The country/state you live in has imposed an unavoidable quarantine on return from travel

/ There is an unavoidable quarantine on arrival in Amsterdam

/ There is a further lockdown phase in the country/state you live in that prevents you from leaving your home except for essential requirements then your pass will be transferred to the next edition of the show

We'd also be happy to help you transfer your pass to a colleague or client to attend in your place if you prefer.

What are the latest travel restrictions? For the latest advice on travel to and from Amsterdam, please consult the following websites: