26-28 October 2021 | Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre, Lille, France 

Safety at our event

A Message from SIFER's Portfolio Director

SIFER is a catalyst. Where conversations start and where new opportunities for growth and recovery begin.  

Mack-Brooks Exhibitions is the organiser of SIFER and part of Reed Exhibitions who run over 400 global events. Reed Exhibitions has worked tirelessly with our industry peers to create a safe working standard called “Events in the New Normal” for holding events in a COVID-impacted world.  

We understand how SIFER is to the lives and businesses in the rail industry we serve. We will continue to go above and beyond to ensure we deliver an event that is both safe but also hugely valuable and energising for our participants. After eighteen long months without an event of this stature, we invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to fortify and grow your organisation.” 

Olaf Freier

Olaf Freier 

Transport Portfolio Director 

Events in the New Normal

We want you to be safe at SIFER 2021!

Learn more about our framework to establish a robust programme of measures to support the health and safety of all our attendees.

Download the New Normal Guide

Stay Safe Guidelines

Information for anyone who will be present at the event. Learn about our increased hygiene measures, social distancing management and medical safeguarding.

COVID Status

All attendees need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. This will need to be one of the following: 

  • Full vaccination certificate dated over 7 days.  
  • Negative test certificate less than 72 hours old.  
  • Certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

You will need to present a text, email or pass to verify your COVID status upon arrival (or alternative recognised proof). For further details on COVID passes, please read the Sanitary Pass document

For more information, please refer to the Clean & Safe Destination page.

inbound travel advice

Inbound Travel Advice

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here



Please make sure you register before attending and bring your QR code with you to obtain your badge on site. 

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead

Plan your visit before you arrive at the venue. Knowing what you are going to do and where to go will contribute to your safe and productive attendance. Also plan how to get to and from the venue by checking any relevant travel advice or restrictions.

Stay Home

Stay home if you are unwell

All guests are encouraged to check you are feeling well before attending our event. Please ensure that you are in good health, with no fever or other symptoms related to COVID-19, before travelling to the venue. 

On Arrival

On arrival

Please have your Covid Status information ready for checking and your badge registration QR Code ready to scan in the terminals at the entrances to the exhibition, either on your smartphone or printed to obtain your badge. 

Face Coverings

Face Coverings

Compulsory inside the building,  around entrances and when moving around.   Category 1 fabric mask with filtration of over 90% or surgical mask. 


Be kind

Please be mindful of individuals personal space, everyone will have their own unique levels of comfort as we return to events. Please give people space when you are walking past them and check before initiating personal contact (consider elbow bumps rather than handshakes or hugs).



Hand sanitisers will be readily available throughout the venue. Please continue to follow guidance and wash your hands frequently.

Shaking Hands

Food and beverage

All catering facilities will be open but in line with the latest government guidance. Cashless payments are encouraged.



Ventilation will be increased, improving fresh air circulation in line with the latest guidance. 100% fresh air supply will be provided with filtration throughout the building



We will maintain the highest standards of cleaning before, during and after the event, including frequent cleaning of all regularly touched surfaces.

Exhibitor Stands

Exhibitor stands

Exhibitors are reviewing stand designs to avoid enclosed meeting areas and create more open, ventilated space.

Exhibit Safe

Exhibit Safe

Exhibiting at SIFER may look a little different this year, but it will continue to be the place where ideas spark and new opportunities begin. Click here for information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, onsite precautions and improved stand-build procedures.

Exhibitor Guidelines

Safety and Security

COVID-19 Safety & Security

Your safety and security is our priority.  For the health and wellbeing of all attendees the following additional measures must be observed.

Learn More

“Responding effectively to COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. We must all adopt new practices, respect each other, and follow science-based guidelines to safeguard ourselves and others. Let’s work together to overcome the challenges, bring people together and get businesses growing again.” 

Hugh Jones

Hugh Jones

CEO, Reed Exhibitions

Contact us

We hope that helped provide more clarity about safety procedure at the event however, if you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team – we’re here to help!

Contact the team