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Delegate Wellbeing at the AAPG/PESGB Energy Transition Forum

Delegate wellbeing is of paramount importance to the AAPG and PESGB. We have been working hard with the Business Design Centre to ensure all delegates have the most enjoyable and safe experience when attending the forum. ETF will operate in line with UK Government guidance. This guidance is subject to review, and we recommend checking their website for the latest information. Always check the latest guidance from your place of travel before attending ETF.

You can view the BDC’s full health and safety advice in relation to Covid-19 here.

Before You Travel

Stay home if you feel unwell:

To help ensure the safety of staff and other attendees at the venue, the AAPG, PESGB & BDC would ask you to follow UK Government advice in relation to symptoms of Covid-19 and isolation. Please do not come to the venue if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Common symptoms now also include a headache, sore throat or runny nose. You can find out more about what to do if you have symptoms on the UK Government website.

On Arrival to the Business Design Centre (BDC)


Admission will be strictly by registration in advance only and details may be used for contact tracing if necessary.

Proof of COVID status:

Effective September 16th, 2021: We are following government guidance and the recently released All-Secure standard for events and exhibitions, which requires anyone accessing the event to have proof of either:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival; or
  • Proof of a negative lateral Flow Test or PCR result taken within 48hrs of arrival; or
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

Please note neither physical lateral flow test strips nor physical vaccination cards will be accepted as a valid proof of status. For further details on COVID passes click here.

Thermal imaging cameras have been installed in the reception area and loading bay at the venue to detect body temperatures of those arriving into the building. Anyone showing a temperature of 38.0 C and above will be given the opportunity to wait outside in an appropriate area for 10 minutes to be re-tested.

During the Conference

Attendees will also be asked to check-in each day via the venue NHS Test & Trace QR code.

Face Coverings:

Whilst it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in all settings, we do ask that you wear a face mask when you are in indoor spaces with individuals that you do not normally mix with, unless you are medically exempt.


We encourage all visitors to wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitiser stations located around the venue. The BDC will continue their robust cleaning schedule throughout the event, including the use of an electronic sanitiser equipment approved by Public Health England. All high-volume touch points being sanitised on a regular basis.


The BDC is fitted with a fresh air ventilation system, which has recently been upgraded across all spaces, to maintain good airflow throughout the venue.

Finally, Be kind:

Socially distance: Please be mindful of individuals’ personal space; everyone will have their own unique levels of comfort as we return to events. Please give people space when you are walking past them and check before initiating personal contact (consider elbow bumps rather than handshakes or hugs).

If you have any questions about your safety measures in place to ensure your delegate wellbeing whilst at ETF that are not covered above, please do not hesitate to contact Val Johnston-Jones at AAPG.