Organisers of the OT Show have made the “ethical and moral” decision to postpone this year’s event, despite a Government go ahead to restart business events from October 1.
The Prime Minister had said events and mass gatherings could begin to restart in October following a pilot scheme however, the OT Show team said following feedback from exhibitors, delegates and speakers it felt best to postpone the show.
It will now be held in between 24-25 November, 2021.
As part of the release, those behind the OT Show explained: “The last few months have had a huge impact on both the mental and physical well-being of our community and we are dedicated to protecting the safety of our delegates, sponsors, and speakers as our top priority.”
Adding: “With the possibility of a second COVID-19 wave, the feedback we have received from all our partners is, as the largest and most established gathering of OT professionals in the UK; we should not run the show this year. OT’s work with the most vulnerable in our society and we have a responsibility to protect them and their clients, and we feel strongly that the risk of attending any event this year is far too high.”
It did go on to confirm that it is running the UK’s first Virtual Care Festival in partnership with the Care Show on 25-26 November this year.
Organisers said the festival will be a great opportunity to gain CPD through lectures and seminars, presented by our esteemed speakers from the industry, network with colleagues, and meet your favourite exhibitors.