BIOTECH SHOWCASE’S IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE WILL BE ORGANIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CDC’S GUIDELINES AND LOCAL STATE AND CITY REGULATIONS
Our approach to enhanced health and safety standards at our events following COVID-19.
We are committed to creating an event where our community, partners, staff and local workforce can have an enjoyable and successful experience, conduct business effectively and do all of this in safety and comfort. The health and safety of our customers and staff remain our #1 priority. Our event has been organized in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines, local state and city regulations and Informa’s AllSecure Health and Safety standards.
Please take note of the following requirements for entry to the event. We will continue to update these as needed based on any changing regulations and guidelines.
The City of San Francisco requires all attendees at an event of this size to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
We will be making a visual in-person check of vaccination on arrival at the badge pick-up area. We will need to see your ID and proof of vaccination. This can be the vaccination card, a digital or physical photograph or photocopy of the vaccination card or a letter from a doctor confirming vaccination has taken place. This must include your full name and the date of either the 2nd vaccination or the single-shot vaccination (if applicable).
10 KEY COMMITMENTS
1. Enhanced cleaning
Biotech Showcase 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. Individual 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, Biotech Showcase will work with local authorities to trace and contact participants at our event, subject to local privacy regulations.