COVID-19 – Making ICEC 2021 safe

The ICEC management committee are looking forward to welcoming attendees to the International Conference on Evolving Cities in Southampton and are taking all the appropriate measures to ensure a safe and successful event. This includes

  • Regular cleaning of communal facilities
  • Hand sanitiser made widely available
  • Safe room layouts to avoid overcrowding

ICEC 2021 is a face mask-friendly event, though wearing of masks or face-coverings is not mandatory.

All in-person attendees should check for symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in sense of taste or smell) before travelling to the event. If attendees, or anyone they live with, have one or more of these symptoms (even if they are mild), or have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace they should not attend ICEC 2021 in-person, and should follow the guidance on testing and self-isolation.

International travel restrictions are in place, and attendees must ensure they are aware of, and compliant, with these rules. A number of restrictions are currently in place for travellers arriving in England, and you should investigate which will apply to you. Full and up to date details are available on the UK Government website.

We ask that all those planning to attend from overseas should undertake their own health risk assessment, considering if they wish to travel to and attend the Conference (taking into account their own age and any health conditions or vulnerabilities)

All international travellers to the Conference must adhere to the rules in place under the Red, Amber or Green system of restrictions applied to any country you have travelled through in the last 10 days. Exemptions are in place for a number of workers, once more please investigate

Those travelling to the UK will be required to take Covid tests before entering the UK, and those travelling from restricted countries may need to quarantine for up to 10 days. For Red list countries, travellers may be required to book a managed quarantine hotel.

Our approach to safety is based on information currently available and these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.

We are looking forward to welcoming attendees to Southampton for the International Conference on Evolving Cities. For further questions and information, please contact us at


Posted on

16th August 2021