New COVID Safe Event Terms & Conditions

In this difficult and uncertain time, the health and safety of our colleagues, exhibitors and visitors is of paramount importance to Reed Exhibitions. With that in mind, we have developed a formal set of enhanced health and safety protocols in collaboration with industry task forces for our upcoming events. See Events In The New Normal to read in full. For an overview of how we will be helping all our customers do business in a safe environment, please see here


As a trade-only event all attendees must register with the appropriate business information to prove legitimacy to the industry. Attendees must wear their unique name badge at all times and will be subject to ID checks where necessary. Your badge gives you access to Life Instyle and Reed Gift Fairs at the MCEC Melbourne ONLY. If you wish to attend any other events within the calendar year you will be required to register separately.

Guest Tickets

Guest Tickets will not be available for purchase at this event, allowing us to safely control visitor numbers and contact tracing where required.

Cash Sales

To ensure a Covid safe environment for all attendees we are limiting cash sales and personal shopping  at Reed Gift Fairs. This measure is to reduce congestion in thoroughfares, product handling and the use of cash onsite. We wish to advise that personal shopping and cash sales will be limited to legitimate retail purchases conducted in the last hour of the final day.  We wish to remind you that ALL trolleys and suitcases are banned on all days of the Fair irrespective of size.

Physical Distancing

Based on the current 1 person per 2sqm capacity rule and the historical attendance at Reed Gift Fairs, the daily attendance at any one time falls under this capacity level, however we will be monitoring congestion and have a number of safety initiatives in place aligned to the VIC Health requirements and their consultation.

Face Masks

If face masks are required for Reed Gift Fair, as part of the VIC Government mandate, all patrons will be required to wear a face mask as a condition of entry. All attendees will be notified of this requirement prior to the fair. You can also check back here for updates, as we will revise this information regularly. Additional information on face masks and their use can be found here. 

Increased Hygiene Measures

  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Hand washing instructions in restrooms
  • Regular sanitisation of high touch points including escalators, lifts buttons, door handles, handrails etc.
  • Deep cleaning pre, during and post event

Shuttle Buses

Catch the complimentary Shuttle Buses between MCEC Melbourne and Life Instyle at Royal Exhibition Building running every 20 mins.


Reed Gift Fairs is a business event so children under 14 are not permitted inside the halls. Buyers with babies (aged 0-2) in a pram or carrying device require a security approved pram sticker from Customer Service.

Medical Services

A dedicated first aid room and isolation area will be made available for any attendee feeling unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Show Entry/Exit Procedures

Entry into the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre public foyers is currently unchanged. Once inside the building, there will be dedicated entry and exits into Reed Gift Fairs. At each entry point you will be required to show your Reed Gift Fairs Badge and registration via the Service Victoria App. 


QR Scanning

For entry into Reed Gift Fairs all attendees will be required to scan a QR Code and enter their contact details via the Service Victoria App. For ease of access, we recommend downloading the Service Victoria App prior to the event. The Service Victoria QR Code will be placed at all entry points into Reed Gift Fairs.

Food and Beverage

  • Food control measures aligned to the Victorian Heath requirements 
  • Cashless event - only card payments will be permitted at catering outlets.
  • All seating areas within cafes will comply with one person per 2sqm density limits.
  • Increased cleaning schedule of all catering furniture and surfaces.
  • All ‘grab and go food’ take away items available for purchase will be in sealed containers or packaging.
  • Clean Keep cups can be utilised at all cafes. The MCEC cannot clean cups on behalf of visitors.
  • Plexiglass barriers installed at all cafes where appropriate.

Places of Confirmed Exposure

We recommend visitors check the Vic Health website for the current public health advice in relation to locations where people who visited are required to self-isolate. If you have visited any of the locations noted please  do not atte d Reed Gift Fairs and follow the directions of Vic Health.

If you feel sick or unwell or have symptoms of Covid 19 please do not attend Reed Gift Fairs, isolate and get tested and follow directions from VIC Health.