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QEII Centre open as normal after coronavirus scare

The QEII Centre remains fully open and events continue as normal after a delegate was subsequently diagnosed with coronavirus, the London venue’s management has confirmed.

On 13 February, the QEII Centre received information from Public Health England that a delegate who had attended the 6th Annual Bus Summit at the venue on 6 February had been a confirmed case of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. 

Public Health England stated the risk of exposure or transmission to other delegates at the event is low. However, as a precaution, Public Health England informed the venue that it contacted all attendees via event organiser Transport Times.  

Mark Taylor, chief executive at the QEII Centre, said: “All QEII staff have been advised if they develop symptoms of a cough or fever or shortness of breath, they should immediately stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, as you would with the flu and call NHS 111.  

“On the advice of Public Health England, The QEII Centre remains fully open and events will continue to take place as normal.