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Update 29th April 2021

Dear Colleagues

Covid – the roadmap ahead. The 2021 HEA Conference & Exhibition followed by the Awards Dinner on Thursday the 28th of October.

As you know the roadmap is a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions cautiously across the UK with England and Devolved Administrations setting out separate plans for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Lockdown has had a significant impact on the economy and businesses. It has also had a damaging impact on people’s quality of life and mental health. Decisions on when to lift restrictions, and in which order, seek to strike a balance between the epidemiological evidence and advice, the impact lockdown is having on people’s health (including mental health and disproportionate impacts on certain groups), wellbeing, and the economy.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport CMS and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have been working with representatives from industry and civil society to explore when and how events with larger crowd sizes, less social distancing or in settings where transmission is more likely (i.e. indoors), will be able to return safely. This includes sports events, music festivals and large weddings and conferences.

Over the spring the Government will run a scientific Events Research Programme. This will include a series of pilots using enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing to evaluate the outcomes. The Government will bring the findings from across different sectors and different settings to determine a consistent approach to lifting restrictions on these events. Depending on the outcome of this work, the Government hopes to be able to lift restrictions on these events and sectors as part of Step 4.

To this end the HEA and HEA-HEMSA Councils have agreed that we should proceed with the planning of the 2021 HEA Conference and Exhibition followed by the Awards Dinner on Thursday the 28th of October. We will be working closely with the venue, The Celtic Manor, and both councils to ensure the most up to date guidance and rules are adhered to providing a safe environment for this industry leading event.

Obviously it’s too early to give specific details but considerations already in play are;

The HEA will continue to monitor the latest government advice which as you are aware, can change daily.

We ask for your current and continued support and understanding at these difficult times.

To register your interest in this event please email sue.east@thehea.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Graham Smith 
Chief Executive




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Established in 2011, the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) is a trade association with a history expanding over 65 years. The HEA was formed by the amalgamation of ASLEC (The Association of Signal, Lighting and other highway electrical contractors) and HEMSA (The Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association). The HEA is one of the largest and most influential bodies within the sector, representing over 100 organisations whose contract services range from street lighting and traffic signals to highway communications. In addition, the HEA represents HEA-HEMSA members who design, manufacture, assemble, supply and distribute equipment into the highway electrical sector.

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  • To be a professional member organisation relevant to the highway electrical sector.
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  • To facilitate and lead the development of qualifications and training.

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28 OCT 2021
AGM and Conference -

Celtic Manor, Newport Wales
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IET London: Savoy Place

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