The next event will be Moda February 2022, taking place as part of Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham, 6th-9th February 2022.
WHERE DOES MODA TAKE PLACE?
WHERE IS THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION, AIRPORT AND BUS STATION?
Birmingham International Train Station is located within the NEC complex and is joined to the exhibition halls by a covered walkway.
Birmingham airport is the nearest airport to the NEC. Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.
If you're traveling by bus, head to Birmingham Airport and from here you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO VISIT?
For any further information please contact our Moda Client Services Team at email@example.com and they will be happy to help you.
I HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY E-BADGE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you haven’t received your e-badge, please check your spam/junk email folder as depending on your email settings, the email with your e-badge could accidentally be classed as spam. If it is not in your spam/junk folder, then please contact our Client Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE WITHIN THE NEC COMPLEX?
The NEC offers a number of hotels and restaurants on site. Visit www.thenec.co.uk/planningavisit for more information.
You can also explore the endless possibilities of Resorts World Birmingham. From 50 outlet stores and 18 stylish bars and restaurants to an 11 screen cinema and international casino, the complex is an multi-faceted retail and entertainment venue guaranteed to enhance your stay.
Visit www.resortsworldbirmingham.co.uk for more information.
CAN I HIRE A WHEELCHAIR AT MODA?
Yes. The on-site wheelchair and mobility scooter hire service at the NEC is operated by Bartrams, whose telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. A suitable collection point will be arranged when booking.
Tel: +44 (0)1353 653752. Further details can be found on the NEC website: www.thenec.co.uk/planningavisit/disabledvisitors or www.bartrams.net.
Moda is the heart of UK fashion and one of the UK's longest-standing trade hubs, bringing fashion brands and buyers together for four days of trading, networking, insights and more. Now an integral part of Spring Fair, buyers can browse a comprehensive line-up of fashion, footwear, gifts, greetings and homeware at the iconic NEC Birmingham, providing the ultimate environment for buying, networking, trends, and inspiration, all under one roof.
SAFE & SECURE FAQs
What are the conditions of entry to Spring Fair?
We require all attendees (visitor, exhibitor and contractor personnel) to pre-register in advance of arrival at the venue.
Your badge will be sent to you to print at home, ensuring a quicker and simpler arrival process.
in addition, all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 status on arrival at the venue, this will need to be one of the following in the form of:
Lateral flow tests are available for free from the NHS website or your local pharmacy.
Why do I need to prove my COVID-19 Status?
Current information and guidance including that following the Events Research Program, suggest that verifying attendees COVID-19 Status is an effective way of reducing the risk of transmission among large groups. Studies of those who have received a full vaccination course demonstrate that the risk of carrying and transmitting the disease is vastly reduced. For those not vaccinated a lateral flow test has been proven as a reliable way of indicating if people are currently carrying the virus. Therefore, this evidence suggests that this is the best way for us to reduce the risk of transmission within the event.
How do I access the NHS COVID Pass?
Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App
You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App.
Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS website.
You can view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it as a PDF document. To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.
If you do not have access to a smart phone, computer or tablet You can request an NHS COVID Pass letter:
To find out more about the NHS COVID Pass click here
Please note the NHS App (which contains the NHS COVID Pass) is different from the NHS Covid App used for Track and Trace.
How do I register the result of my negative lateral flow test?
To make sure you have proof of your negative lateral flow test you must report your result to the NHS. You can do this via using one of the below options – you will need the QR Code, or the ID number from the test strip to report your result.
Report online – (fastest)
Report by telephone - Lines are open every day, 7am to 11am
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 119 (Free from mobiles and landlines)
Scotland: 0300 303 2713 (charged at your standard network rate)
You can show proof of a Negative lateral flow test via the NHS COVID-19 Pass, an email or text message.
Will social distancing be in place?
All legal limits on social distancing have now been lifted. However, we want our community to feel as safe as possible when attending the event therefore we have increased all gangways to 3 meters where possible to allow for additional spacing. We ask all our attendees to be mindful of the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ message as we return to events.
Will there be hand sanitiser available?
Hand sanitising stations have been installed throughout the NEC at high touch points. We recommend also carrying your own at all times as well. Exhibitors have been asked to supply hand sanitisers within their stand space. Additionally, hand washing facilities are available around the hall perimeters within the venue toilet facilities.
What should I do if I feel unwell or displaying COVID 19 symptoms?
If you feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend. Should you begin to feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 whilst onsite, please follow current Government guidelines which would be for you to leave the event and arrange to go for a PCR test.
What happens if I do not have the NHS app?
Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email.
Proof of vaccine can be displayed via the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF.
A non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119.
Who is exempt from COVID-19 status checks?
If you have received a trial vaccine as part of a formally approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK, you will be able to prove your status through the NHS COVID Pass or with a letter confirming your participation in the trial from your trial site.
See Residents in England who have taken part in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials .
If you have a medical reason which means you cannot be vaccinated or tested, you may be asked to self-declare this medical exemption.
Will there be any restrictions for international attendees?
It is the government’s responsibility to manage COVID-19 status requirements at the borders. As event organisers it is our responsibility to manage all attendees on arrival at the event. We welcome international attendees on the basis they can prove their COVID-19 Status as defined by the government at the time of the event.
Proof of vaccination status and test results demonstrated via the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted at the COVID-19 Status checks
What do you mean by a full course vaccination?
Government website defines a full course vaccination as follows:
2 weeks after completing a full course of vaccination, whether that requires 2 doses or one dose (that is, 2 doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine) (according to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency authorised schedule).