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The 5th annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announce event organizers.

The event, which honors the cleaning and hygiene sector across Europe, had been slated to take place Nov. 5 in Brussels, Belgium. It will now take place  in Brussels on Nov. 4, 2021.

“As many of our colleagues across the cleaning and hygiene sector continue to face challenging times, as they adapt to living and working alongside the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event in Brussels to protect the health of our supporters," says Michelle Marshall, the event's founder, in a statement provided via the announcement. "Many of our sponsors and supporters are working tirelessly on the frontline, delivering vital services to keep our communities clean and safe during these unprecedented times. We would like to thank our sponsors, media partners and entrants for their support to date and look forward to celebrating the industry’s outstanding efforts when the event returns to Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels in November 2021.”