Dealing with the Coronavirus

The dynamics of the proceedings surrounding COVID-19 continue to pose a great challenge to all of us and bring with them a lot of questions and uncertainties.

To inform you as reliable and up-to-date as possible, we have summarized the latest answers to your questions. As soon as the dynamic development allows new findings and new recommendations from the federal state government are available, we will inform you about them here.

Do you have any further questions or need support? Of course, we are also there for you and keep you up to date - personally, in our social media channel and via our newsletter. Let us stay in contact!

We look forward to seeing you again, take care of yourself and stay healthy!

Your REHAB team

Please note: The dynamic development of the pandemic situation does not allow for any reliable predictions. The FAQ's are constantly updated by Messe Karlsruhe in case of changes in the general conditions.

Status: 24.08.2020

Here you find answers to your questions:

We are currently firmly planning to hold REHAB from 6 to 8 May 2021. In order to give you planning security as quickly as possible for the upcoming edition in times of great dynamics caused by the global pandemic, we will inform you about our next steps and the results of the event via all the channels available to us such as e-mail, website, social media and of course also personally and on the phone.

The current regulation of the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg can be found here:

and the current Corona Ordinance you can find here.

We are in intensive exchange with the responsible authorities. In our industry associations, we are working across the board to clarify the general conditions under which trade fairs can take place again. Due to the dynamic situation, it is not possible to make any final statments today concerning the requirements for REHAB 2021.

Independently of this, we are currently developing an individual concept for each trade fair, which fulfils all the requirements of hygiene, distance and tracing of infection chains that are known to us and can be implemented at our trade fairs. The safety and health of all participants is our main concern. We will inform you immediately at the appropriate time about any measures to be taken that will certainly change the "face" of the events.

Your registration for REHAB is at first free of charge. The initiation of a contract begins with the receipt of the admission. You can withdraw from your participation free of charge up to two weeks after receipt of your official admission.

1. Hygiene measures

The consistent observance of the applicable hygiene regulations forms the basis for our trade fairs. Messe Karlsruhe is planning the following measures:

  • Permanent, active information of exhibitors, visitors, service providers and employees before and during the trade fair about necessary infection protection measures to be observed by them, such as
    • Hand hygiene
    • Observance of the spacing
    • No Handshake Policy
    • Issue of respiratory masks (if necessary)
    • special services offered to exhibitors to ensure hygiene measures on their stand

  • Compliance with strict hygiene regulations
    • closely timed cleaning cycle for sanitary facilities with appropriate disinfection
    • Regular cleaning of door handles and other contact surfaces (e.g. handrails, elevator buttons, cash machine) with disinfectant

  • High density of hand washing facilities and hand disinfection columns (entrance areas, info counters, catering units etc.)
  • Guaranteed good ventilation of entrances, halls and conference rooms through the central operation control of the ventilation system
  • Observation and implementation of the specifications for catering concepts by our catering contract partner GAUL's Catering
  • Observance and implementation of the guidelines for contact restriction and hygiene in the personnel service, e.g. through face visors, contactless admission management
  • Deutsches Rotes Kreuz staff on site with own action plan/reporting chain
    • skilled staff
    • central contact points
    • Fever measurement/temperature scanning (if necessary)

2. Person density/visitor control

Messe Karlsruhe is well prepared to control visitors through the exhibition:

  • consistent admission management e.g. through online ticketing
  • Crowd management systematics to ensure the necessary distance
  • Communication of rules of conduct (posters and digital signage) at regular intervals and in the sanitary facilities
  • Notes via public address system
  • Distance markings in the entrance area, within the event and at the exit

3. Contact tracing

In order to enable targeted contact tracing in suspicious cases, we can implement the following suitable measures, if prescribed, in the run-up to and during the event:

  • Focus on online ticketing
  • Obligatory full registration of exhibitors, visitors, service providers and employees on the exhibition grounds
  • Communication, information and use of the official contact tracing app recommended by the federal government (if available)

Messe Karlsruhe is in constant close contact with the health authorities. Recommendations and instructions from the authorities are implemented as soon as they are available.

COVID-19 will accompany us for a longer time. Noboby knows reliable what the next months will bring. We as organizers are preparing for different scenarios in order to be able to hold REHAB 2021 safely. If, contrary to expectations, we as organizers have to cancel the trade fair due to official orders or infeasible specifications, we will find a solution together with you. On the one hand, you have the option of having your contract rescheduled to a new date or to withdraw from the contract concluded with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are uncertain or have any questions.

According to the current status, there are no special requirements for the stand design. However, we recommend a stand planning, so the distance rules can easily be maintained and the visitors feel comfortable. The maximum permitted number of persons at the stand must be determined in accordance with the stand size and compliance with the distance rule of 1.5 m.

We will be happy to assist you in the creation / organization of your stand, taking into account the relevant official requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the exhibitor service.