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New safety and health standards in place for Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA—Informa Markets announced it will implement a new set of health and safety guidelines as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) remains on calendar.

FLIBS, the world’s largest in-water boat show, is still set to take place Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 in the Yachting Capital of the World.

Informa Markets, which organizes FLIBS, said it has worked diligently in coordination with its association partners, peers, venues, suppliers, contractors, health officials, and federal and local authorities to develop “AllSecure” standards to enhance health and safety at the event.

According to Informa, AllSecure encompasses 10 key commitments that are organized into four areas – cleaning and hygiene countermeasures, physical distancing, protect and detect, and communication. These cornerstones emphasize enhanced cleaning and hygiene with designated hygiene hosts, additional handwashing facilities and hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space, encouraged use of digital materials instead of printed materials; and, physical distancing protocols including non-contact ticketing and registration, on-site signage and floor markings, social distance ambassadors, and multiple points of entrance and exit, among other measures.

FLIBS, as well as all Informa events, will follow the GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) standards for enhanced cleaning, including undergoing deep cleaning before, during, and after each day’s events. This includes complete overnight disinfection, electrostatic sprayers with EPA biodegradable disinfectants, and continuous sanitation throughout the course of the boat show, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms, and food and beverage areas.

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