It has been announced that The OT Show 2020 has been postponed until 24-25 November 2021.

The organisers have taken the decision to reschedule the event despite mass gatherings being given a potential go-ahead from the government from 1 October. The concerns over a second wave of COVID-19 combined with health concerns of the OT community and the patient groups they work with have led to this decision being taken.

In a statement the organisers stated: “The last few months have had a huge impact on both the mental and physical well-being of our community and we are dedicated to protecting the safety of our delegates, sponsors, and speakers as our top priority.

“With the possibility of a second COVID-19 wave, the feedback we have received from all our partners is, as the largest and most established gathering of OT professionals in the UK; we should not run the show this year. OT’s work with the most vulnerable in our society and we have a responsibility to protect them and their clients, and we feel strongly that the risk of attending any event this year is far too high.”

To replace this year’s event they have launched the Virtual Care Festival which will take place on 25-26 November 2020. This will be run in conjunction with the Care Show and will offer opportunities to gain online CPD through lectures, speakers and seminars.

The Virtual Care Fest will offer a fantastic opportunity to virtually attend an exhibition and engage with exhibitors and attendees. You will be able to interact in a number of ways with a range of exhibitors, watch product demonstrations, speak to experts and attend seminars. It will offer everything that The OT Show offered prior to our COVID era, all from the safety of your own home.

You can register for free at theotshow.com.

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