Health & Safety
Informa and The Buildings Show 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.
As per the announcement made on Sept 1, 2021 by the Ontario government, all patrons attending The Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination and proof of identification in order to access the event. You will be required to show your vaccination record along with photo identification. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted to enter with a doctor’s note along with a daily negative COVID-19 antigen test result that is not more than 24hrs old at time of entry to the convention centre. Self-administered at-home tests will not be accepted. These antigen tests, and all costs associated, will be the exclusive responsibility of the individual.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending The Buildings Show, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to COVID-19 and agree that you will not hold The Buildings Show, Informa Canada Inc. or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, agents or employees liable for any illness, personal injury or death that may result.
The Buildings Show 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 safe and controlled environment. Informa has collaborated with association partners and relevant authorities to develop industry wide AllSecure Health & Safety standards that will raise the bar on safety, hygiene and high-quality event experiences. Read below for details on the Informa AllSecure 10 Commitments you will see at the event:
For further insight and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click the button below. A Health & Safety plan will be made available in early to mid-November
The Buildings Show Health & Safety Acknowledgement
Please note that while The Buildings Show 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 spaces like The Buildings Show, 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 The Buildings Show above
- You are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified by the government of Ontario 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
- For children (<18 years old): nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
- For adults (>18 years old): fatigue, lethargy, malaise and/or myalgias
- Prior to attending The Buildings Show, 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
- your three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada
- 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 (Ontario issued or other), including health card
- Indian status card/indigenous membership card
- Permanent resident card
- proof of vaccination (whether a physical copy or on a smartphone)
- a completed Covid-19 health screening questionnaire
- Please do not enter The Buildings Show or the Metro Toronto Convention Centre if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at The Buildings Show you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at the sole discretion of Management.
Networking best practices at The Building Show this year:
- Wear your mask at all times, with the exception of when you are eating or drinking in designated areas
- Practice physical distancing of 2 meters at all times in your journey through The Buildings Show
- Continually wash your hands or use the hand sanitizer provided throughout the event
- Refrain from using handshakes when networking
- Do not move chairs in conference rooms or on the Expo floor, these are set to ensure appropriate distancing and should remain in place