BIO-Europe Spring’s in-person event will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure Health and Safety standard
Local information on Covid-19 regulations and measurements*
*as of December 22, 2021, subject to change
Check the newest requirements entering Switzerland here: https://travelcheck.admin.ch/check
Travelers from high-risk countries as determined by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), may only enter Switzerland with valid proof of vaccination.
All travelers entering Switzerland must fill in and submit an entry form: https://swissplf.admin.ch/formular
To verify if you would be traveling from a high-risk country as well as for more details on immigration, please refer to this page: Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)
BEFORE AND AT THE EVENT
BIO-Europe Spring’s in-person experience is classified in Switzerland as a large scale event. Currently (as of December 17, 2021), large-scale events taking place may only be attended by individuals that have either been fully vaccinated or had the disease and have fully recovered. Both must be shown by holding a valid Swiss or EU (European Union) COVID Certificate.
There are several non-EU countries who have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate system. For a most up-to-date list refer to the EU Commission's information page.
If you have been vaccinated outside of Switzerland, outside of the EU and outside of a country that joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate system, you must apply for your vaccination to be certified through the Swiss National COVID certificate application platform. Processing times vary and can take up to 5 working days. Please plan accordingly and get started with ample time before the event.
Please note that due to the above Swiss legislation, access to the event cannot be granted with any other type of vaccination proof!
Both the Swiss as well as the EU COVID Certificate app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Huawei App Gallery. You can then add your certificate to the app for faster access control onsite.
Upon your arrival at the venue and when picking up your name badge, your certificate will be validated together with a photo-ID. Have the app ready to be scanned and your ID at hand to help fasten the process.
Please note that these local access guidelines are subject to change. As a registered delegate, you will be notified about any updates via email.
Read more: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
The Informa AllSecure standard is made up of four cornerstones:
- Physical Distancing
- Cleaning & Hygiene
- Protect & Detect
Watch our short video to learn about the measures we are implementing at our events to deliver our customers a safe live experience.
10 KEY COMMITMENTS
1. Enhanced cleaning
BIO-Europe Spring will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our event, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of the event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas.
2. Personal hygiene
We will provide additional hand washing facilities and hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
3. Non-contact registration
We will employ a system that facilitates non-contact registration for participants, including the availability of online registration.
4. Physical contact
We will request that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, promoting alternative ways to greet business partners. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged, with digital alternatives recommended.
5. Physical distancing
We will maintain a density of participants in line with local authority regulations and venue or other relevant guidance. This will be managed through one or more control measures such as pre-show communications to participants, a one-way traffic system around show floors, staggered entry times, on-site signage and floor markings and on-site social distance ambassadors.
6. Food and beverage
Our event team will work closely with venue partners to employ the highest standard of food safety, minimizing self-service buffets in favor of pre-packaged food options. If any queuing is anticipated, social distancing will be maintained through the use of floor markings and relevant signage.
7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Items of PPE, such as masks, gloves and eye screens, will be used by participants and staff if appropriate, in line with local government and health authority advice.
8. First aid
We will have access to a qualified first aider and a separate quarantine area if possible. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, and teams will follow local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
We will follow relevant health authority guidance on screening participants. This may include checking the temperatures of everyone on entry, through thermal scanning or other screening processes.
10. Trace and contact
Should it be necessary, BIO-Europe Spring will work with local authorities to trace and contact participants at our event, subject to local privacy regulations.