[Updated] PB London 2020 plans confirmed as exhibitions resume from October

[Updated] Plans for the Professional Beauty London show at ExCeL are moving ahead at full speed following a statement from the Prime Minister on August 13, confirming exhibitions will be allowed to resume from October 1.

In the coronavirus statement on August 13, the Government announced that it will bring back audiences in stadiums and allow conferences and other business events to recommence in a Covid-19 secure way from October 1.

"The nation's hard work to keep the virus under control means we can now make further careful progress on recovery with allowing audiences back for indoor performances, fans back at sports events and the reopening of more Covid-19 secure leisure businesses," said culture secretary, Oliver Dowden.
“We must all continue to Stay Alert but today's welcome news means these organisations can finally get going safely, and we can enjoy more of the things we love as a nation. 
On October 11–12, the Professional Beauty Group will be welcoming visitors and exhibitors to the ExCel centre for its London show, alongside Salon International and the World Spa and Wellness Convention and awards. The Professional Beauty Group has released a number of safety measures that will be in place at the show to ensure visitors and exhibitors can attend safely. 

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that the Nightingale hospitals will remain in position, ExCeL released a statement, clarifying that the Nightingale equipment is in storage there and it is in a position to host safe, organised events from October 1. 

Jeremy Rees, chief executive of ExCeL London, added: “The vast majority of the venue (90%) has been restored to its original state, with the remaining space secured as equipment storage for NHS Nightingale. This ongoing support will not impact the normal operation of our venue and we look forward to hosting safe, secure, and successful business events and conferences from 1st October onwards.”

Mark Moloney, managing director of the Professional Beauty Group, said, “The Government has given a clear indication that business events can take place from October 1. During lockdown the PB team have been doing all we can to keep the profession connected and it’s been so good seeing the community coming together and supporting each other.

"We have also been planning for October to ensure Professional Beauty and its sister show, Salon International are a success. It’s been a difficult time for us all and many businesses will face significant challenges, but we believe Professional Beauty will unite the industry and serve a real catalyst to reboot, reconnect and kickstart business”

New safety measures at PB London

The Professional Beauty Group has also announced a host of Covid-19 safety measures for the PB London Show, which include:

The Professional Beauty London show will be taking place alongside the company’s flagship professional hair event Salon International. Make sure to register now to book your ticket and view the full live stage programme here.