Enhanced safety at NXT BLD

Your safety and that of all our sponsors, contractors and staff is our highest priority.

We are working closely with the government-owned QEII Centre to create a safe, controlled and clean environment so that you and your fellow delegates can feel confident and reassured about attending NXT BLD in person.

NXT BLD will fully comply with any government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

We have taken the decision to verify the COVID-19 status of all visitors on arrival at the event.

All visitors will be required to show proof of

  • A negative lateral flow test dated within 48 hours of attendance (reported on the Government website & displayed via text or via the NHS app)


  • A double vaccination no less than 14 days before attendance (displayed via the NHS app or NHS website).

In addition, a thermal imaging camera is located in the entrance to assess body temperature.
Any visitor with a temperature over 100.4 F, 38.0 C will not be permitted to enter the venue as this indicates a fever.

All visitors will be required to use the hand sanitizers located in the entrance.

During the event, you are required to cover your face when in communal areas e.g. foyer, toilets, lifts

The QEII Centre has also taken several additional steps to make the venue safe.

Download this detailed guide (PDF) to find out more.