World Biodiversity Summit Glasgow Venue
200 St Vincent St
World Biodiversity Summit COVID-19 Policy
N.B.: The information provided here is subject to change according to changing regulations. We recommend you to check this page regularly to be updated with the latest information.
The World Biodiversity Summit will be held both as an in-person and digital event this November 10th. Health and safety are a top priority. As a result, we have produced these guidelines to ensure that the World Biodiversity Summit event is held in the safest possible conditions for our partners, attendees, and production team.
1. VACCINATION & TESTING
To gain access to the event all suppliers, attendees, and organizers will need to provide proof of their current Covid status which can be either:
Two vaccines (1st & 2nd dose) with the second dose at least 14 days prior to attending the event.
Negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours prior to attending the event. This can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or email.
For those participants that won’t have either of the above, we will set up the officially approved testing space on-site, where we will open the possibility for testing on-site, and gaining the result within the 40 minutes timeframe. Please note that the test cost will need to be covered by the attendee on-site and that you will need to wait for the test results in our waiting room before entering the event.
2. MASK WEARING
Mask Wearing is currently mandatory in conference and exhibition centers in Scotland. All attendees will be expected to wear a mask within the 200 SVS Conference & Events during the WBS event. Please be noted that you are allowed to take your masks off when: eating, drinking, or seating. These guidelines may change and we will update you should this happen.
3. GENERAL HYGIENE
An enhanced cleaning regime will remain in place:
Anti-bacterial units will be in use across the event in busy areas e.g., registration, entrances and exits, meeting rooms, catering, as well as conference and seating areas.
Signage will be on display throughout to remind those to wash their hands regularly while using the Government messaging of Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air.
The event is restricted to a specific number of attendees per day allowed by the venue. The capacity fits into WBS standard capacity for the event.
5. NETWORKING & CATERING
Together with 200 SVS, we have made the decision that no open food will be served during our networking breaks.
Catering will be boxed.
Food and drink sampling for the expo stands is not permitted from the organizer.
Hospitality areas have been increased and enhanced cleaning will be in place.
The venue will operate the appropriate ventilation systems in accordance with the health and safety measures expected for all our attendees.
7. CONTACT TRACKING
Contact tracing is key to protect our partners and attendees:
We will collaborate with the local health department to facilitate case investigation and contact tracing for event attendees if needed.
For more information regarding contact tracing and what to expect please review the SGV Contact Tracing website.
Current Covid Guidance for Scotland can be found on the Government website: https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/
Guidance on Face Coverings:
Guidance on Travel and Transport:
Guidance on Quarantine Rules and the process for people entering the UK:
Current Visit Scotland Guidance for indoor and outdoor events:
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