Health & Safety Plan 
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Our Philosophy on Safety
NESPA believes that a successful event means caring for our attendees, vendors, members, and the industry at large.  This year’s show will follow industry best practices and local guidance to create the safest possible environment for all attendees to feel comfortable engaging with each other while respecting individual status regarding vaccination. 

Requirements for admission to The Pool and Spa Show

All attendees at The Pool and Spa Show in Atlantic City will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival. Click here for Verification and Testing hours. Vaccine checks and testing will only need to be verified once upon your arrival at the Show; daily checks or testing will not be required. Checks will be done at the Convention Center, and badges will be marked as verified for entrance throughout the week. Please have your vaccination or negative test result in hand before arrival at the Convention Center to expedite this process. 

The State of New Jersey has a requirement in place that, regardless of vaccination or testing status, masks are required to be worn in all state buildings, including the Atlantic City Convention Center. All of the above requirements apply to both exhibitors and attendees

Registration, verification, and the attendee experience
To reduce lines and improve the overall experience, we encourage attendees to have proof of vaccination or negative test in hand upon arrival at the convention center. There will be limited availability for onsite rapid testing. If you are going to present a negative test result, make plans now on how best to schedule your test in advance of arriving at the Show.  Individuals who get tested onsite will be subject to longer waits. For the best possible experience, please have your information ready for verification, including a photo ID, when you arrive at the Convention Center.  



To keep everyone safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19 or any other communicable disease, we ask all in attendance to remain home if they are not feeling well.


The Atlantic City Convention center is GBAC certified and follows protocols for cleaning and sanitization.  Hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the convention center and on the show floor.


In an effort to ensure all attendees are comfortable, we encourage everyone to maintain safe distances, forgo handshakes and avoid any forms of close physical contact.

Our Venue

The Atlantic City Convention Center has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) StarTM Facility accreditation, the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Under the guidance of GBAC’s scientific advisory board, the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention are implemented within the facility. Following a risk assessment, the program establishes mitigation strategies through the use of scientifically approved protocols, equipment, chemicals and training, which are continually measured, audited and improved, to ensure a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that the ACCC implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

Convention Hotels

Each hotel and casino resort may establish its own health and safety protocols. We suggest reaching out to your hotel prior to check-in for information regarding its latest procedures: