Thursday 24 March 2022
Friday 25 March 2022
Saturday 26 March 2022
Sunday 27 March 2022
Opening times: 10am - 5pm
Keeping everyone safe
Please ensure that you organise your COVID-19 status proof before attending
All attendees must be prepared to show proof of either:
a) having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before attending*
Please note we will accept any proof given at point of vaccination for those vaccinated overseas.
b) a negative Lateral Flow Test result**, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre free of charge, within 48 hours of the event
c) If you are resident in England, proof of natural immunity
(positive PCR test within the last six months, after self-isolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test). Demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App
We will accept various forms of proof and will use a common-sense approach when checking your status. Your data will not be required nor stored by us, proof can simply be shown to a member of staff.
*For vaccinations this includes:
- the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App (this is different to the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app). It is advised individuals apply no later than 48 hours before attending their event to allow for the application to be processed in time.
If you need help using the NHS App to gain your COVID Pass, watch this helpful quick video.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU TAKE A PHOTO OF THE VALID QR CODE OR BRING A PRINTOUT WITH YOU AS POOR CONNECTIVITY ON YOUR SMART PHONE MAY NOT PERMIT THE APP TO LOAD
- the small vaccination record card given to you at the immunisation site
- a letter from the NHS – you can request this by calling 119
- a letter from a GP showing details of vaccines administered
**For the LFT test result, this includes:
- an email or text confirming your result
- a record of the result shown via the NHS app
Pack your face covering
Although it's optional, we encourage you to wear a face covering in busier areas of the show.
Check your symptoms before travelling
We ask that anyone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19, has been asked to self-isolate or lives with someone who has Covid-19 symptoms DOES NOT attend the show at any time.
Select your mode of transport below for helpful tips on how to get there. Plus, check out some of the great hotels, bars & restaurants within close proximity of the centre. Please note: If using a Sat Nav to find us, please ensure you enter BOTH the postcode and the road name to ensure you get to the final destination.
How to get there by...
You’ll find us clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the show name you're visiting on our signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.
You won’t even need to brave the elements. Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. Just enough time to fuel up on caffeine. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950
Bus & coach
From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.
Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Network West Midland link below to plan your journey
We’ve teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7 at the NEC
You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our main entrances. For added convenience TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10%+VAT.
Other Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles
If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxi or Private Hire provider you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance.
Visit our FAQs page to find out answers to any questions you might have. We hope you find this page useful; however, if you still have an unanswered question please call 0121 728 9819 or email Homebuildingsupport@blueberryms.co.uk.