Your safety is our top priority!

During the entire VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2021 - in the exhibition and conference halls - a comprehensive hygiene concept will be in place that provides the best possible protection for all those present.

The extensive corona protection measures at Koelnmesse are based on the Corona Protection Ordinance in North Rhine-Westphalia and were developed in close cooperation with the health authorities in Cologne. You can rest assured that they will be 100% implemented at the VdS-FireSafety Cologne.

You can download an information sheet from Koelnmesse here:

The coronavirus protection measures include:

CH3CK - Only either tested, vaccinated or recovered persons are permitted access to the event.


Every visitor is obliged to present verified digital evidence that corresponds to the digital Covid certificate (EU-DCC standard). Tests cannot be older than 48 hours when accessing the premises. Test for example on Tuesday to access the event on both days (Wednesday and Thursday).

Medical mouth nose protection, except for fixed standing or sitting places

For the protection of all trade fair participants everyone on the trade fair grounds is obliged to wear medical mouth nose protection. The only exception are fixed standing or sitting places, e.g. at places providing food.

Sufficient ventilation


Our exhibition space is equipped with modern ventilation systems that allow for separate exhaust air and outgoing exhaust air control. The air is changed 10 to 19 times an hour. These measures go far beyond what is required by the health department.

1.5 m distance, except for fixed standing or sitting places


Markings in all rooms indicate the minimum distance of 1.5 m. As only tested, vaccinated and recovered persons are permitted on the premises (CH3CK), the minimum distance of 1.5 metres at fixed standing or sitting places can be undercut.

Comprehensive hygiene provisions


We will place numerous disinfectant dispensers at all essential points throughout the premises. Regularly touched surfaces (e.g. counters, tables, handrails) will be cleaned frequently.