The 2020 Commercial Vehicle Show, which was set to take place at the Birmingham NEC from 28 to 30 April, has been cancelled due to government action taken to slow down the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Government guidance is that all mass gatherings should be avoided and with more than 500 exhibitors booking stands the event was once more expected to attract about 20,000 visitors from the light commercial vehicle community.

In a statement the organisers of the CV Show said: “In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic together with guidance issued by the government on Monday evening (16 March) that all mass gatherings are to be avoided, it is clear that the only realistic options for this year’s show were cancellation or postponing to a later date.

“The option of postponing was given careful consideration given the importance of the show to the road transport sector; however, it was felt there were too many unknown variables to make this option possible.

“As ever, our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all those involved with the show.”

For an update on what is coming to market read the March issue of What Van?, which previews the standout products that were due to be exhibited at the Commercial Vehicle Show.