Health & Safety
What You Need To Know For This Year's Event
Informa and BUILDEX care strongly about our network of exhibitors, colleagues and industry communities. It is our top priority to ensure our events will be organized in accordance with official government and local authority guidelines, as well as any venue or location specific regulations. BUILDEX Vancouver aims to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety at our events providing our community reassurance and confidence that they are participating in a controlled environment.
Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change at any time to best protect the health and safety of all of its audiences in accordance with government guidelines and legal allowances. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines.
Last Updated: October 12, 2021
Our Health & Safety Protocols
Proof of Vaccination: The province of British Columbia requires proof of vaccination for entry into our event venue, Vancouver Convention Centre for all guests over 12 years of age.
This includes and will be mandated for all exhibitors, staff, sponsors and partners on-site during show hours.
To attend this year’s event, everyone aged 12 and older will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Health Canada against COVID-19. British Columbia vaccination passport along with a government-issued ID will be required to access Vancouver Convention Centre.
In addition to proof of vaccination, BUILDEX Vancouver will be implementing the following health and safety protocols at this year’s event.
Mandatory Face Covering: An approved mask is required to be worn covering the nose, mouth and chin at all times except while eating and drinking in designated areas. Masks should fit snugly against the face without gaps. Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with exhaust valves and face shields without masks are not permitted. This applies to all people ages 2 and above.
Contact Tracing: Please note where necessary, BUILDEX may provide ticketholder and exhibitor contact details including name, email, and phone number to B.C. Public Health to support contact tracing if it is relevant to an incident of COVID-19 exposure on a particular day. Otherwise, BUILDEX will retain this personal information for 30 days and then destroy it.
Self-Assessment Declarations: We will ask everyone to complete a COVID-19 customer screening declaration prior to entering the event.
Enhanced Sanitization: BUILDEX will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our events, 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. We will also provide additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to practice good hand hygiene. In addition to this, our venue Vancouver Convention Centre has achieved the world standard GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global BioRisk Advisory Council for infection control, sanitation, and virus mitigation.
Minimum Physical Contact: Please consider a contact-free approach to greet exhibitors and other attendees. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged. Consider scanning QR codes and following your favourite vendor on Instagram or to sign up to their email list.
Building Ventilation: Dedicated Vancouver Convention Centre building operations staff will continually monitor air flow, building temperature, humidity levels and proper filtration is being provided in the exhibit hall and public spaces.
BUILDEX Vancouver Health & Safety Acknowledgement
Please note that while BUILDEX continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public space like BUILDEX Vancouver, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure and agree that you will assume all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm, disease, or loss of property sustained while attending this event and waives all right to lay claim for a refund or damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event.
By entering the event, you also acknowledge, understand, and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:
- You will abide by all health-and-safety requirements outlined by BUILDEX above
- You are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, such as:
- Fever (temperature of 37.8°C/100.0°F or greater) and/or chills
- Cough (new or worsening)
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease or loss of taste or smell
- Fatigue, lethargy, malaise and/or myalgias
- Prior to attending you are not under any self-quarantine orders.
- You are fully vaccinated, meaning at the time you are attending the event it has been at least fourteen (14) days since:
- your second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series authorized by the Health Canada, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or
- your single dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the Health Canada, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or
- All FULLY VACCINATED attendees MUST provide each of the following to Management prior to entry into the Event:
- a government-issued ID with your full name and date of birth (this must match information on your proof of vaccination)
- Acceptable government-issued ID includes:
- Birth certificate
- Citizenship card
- Driver's license
- Government-issued ID card, including health card
- Indian status card/indigenous membership card
- Permanent resident card
- Vaccination passport
- a Covid-19 health screening questionnaire
Please do not enter Vancouver Convention Centre and BUILDEX Vancouver if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at the event you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave at the sole discretion of Management.
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