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Health & Safety

Last Update: September 1, 2022

This page will be updated regularly with information on our onsite health and safety protocols for this event. Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to venue, local, province, HPSC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.


Mask Mandate

While many municipalities’ mask mandates have been lifted, at this time masks will still be required to be worn at the event. This is subject to change. Registered attendees will be notified 1 month prior to the event of any updates to our mask mandate and other on-site health & safety requirements.

Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth and must be made of a tight-knit, non-permeable material. KN95 or N95 masks are recommended. Cloth masks are acceptable. Bandanas, scarves, and gators are not permitted to be used as masks. 

Masks do not need to be worn when in outdoor spaces and while actively eating food and beverage indoors when socially distanced from others. Speakers are not required to wear masks while presenting talks.

Vaccine Requirement

Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks (14 full days) after the final dose (1 of 1, or 2 of 2) of a government-approved vaccine. View the most up-to-date list of accepted vaccines here

On-Site Vaccine Verification

Participants will need to show proof of vaccination and a government-issued photo ID to enter the event. The following are acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination:

  • Government-issued or government-compliant digital vaccination verification app (such as Clear or VaxYes)
  • Physical (or digital photocopy of) COVID-19 vaccination card, record, or certificate issued by a government agency, public health agency, or other authorized vaccine provider (a photo will also suffice).

The proof of vaccination record must show the name of the vaccinated individual along with one other personal identifier (such as date of birth or passport number), name of the manufacturer for vaccine received, and date(s) of vaccination. It must also include the name of the official source issuing the record (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider).

Daily Temperature & Symptom Checks

Event participants will receive a daily temperature and symptom check prior to entering the ‘event zone.’ This will only be required upon first entry each day. A badge sticker will be provided after the check to allow for re-entry for the remainder of the day without additional checks.

Wearable Indicators of Social Distance Comfort Levels

We will provide a wearable indicator of social distance comfort levels for event participants to wear onsite (optional but encouraged). Participants are asked to be respectful of each other’s comfort level on social distance.


Please expect some, if not all, to be in place at 2022 in-person events as well. 

  • Vaccine requirement 
  • Mask mandate while indoors and not actively eating and drinking
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Daily COVID-19 symptom survey
  • Event signage indicating required health and safety protocols 
  • Wider aisles in the exhibit hall with booths spaced apart. Event participants are asked to not crowd around booths and to limit the number of attendees at a booth at any given time.
  • Rigorous onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points including cleaning of each badge check-in station between participants
  • Pre-packaged food and beverages where possible
  • Sanitized microphones between each speaker’s use
  • Plentiful sanitation stations onsite 
  • Personal hand sanitizer bottles and wipes available for participants

This list, and all protocols, are subject to change as the fluid COVID-19 situation changes. 


What should I do if I am onsite and not feeling well?

If you aren’t feeling well, please watch for COVID-19 symptoms. Depending on your symptoms and how unwell you feel, please take an at-home Covid test (we highly recommend traveling with your own tests) or go to the nearest testing facility, urgent care, or hospital. 

If you have chest pain or shortness of breath, we advise you to call 112 or go directly to the Emergency Room.

In-Person Testing Locations
Dublin Airport (DUB)

Randox Travel Centre

+353 1 944 1111

Book Appointment Here

Randox Health Centre T1: 6:00 – 22:00 daily

Randox Health Centre T2: 2:00 – 23:00 daily

30-min drive from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Dublin City Centre

Randox Travel Centre

Maldron Hotel
98-107 Pearse St
Grand Canal Dock
Dublin D02 RK37

+028 9434 3005

Book Appointment Here

Hours: 7:00 – 18:45 daily

8-min drive from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road


Emergency Department Mater Hospital

Eccles St, Dublin, Ireland

+353 (01) 803 2000

Open 24 hours a day

15-20-min drive from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

24-hour Hospital

The Royal Hospital Donnybrook

Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin, D04 HX40, Ireland

Call 112 for an Ambulance

5-minute drive from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Should you end up testing positive for COVID:

  • Follow the guidance of the testing facility, urgent care, or hospital that you visited in order to best protect yourself, as well as the community.
  • Please follow the guidance of the testing facility, urgent care, or hospital that you visited in order to best protect yourself, as well as the community. The facility at which you test positive will notify the Department of Health if deemed necessary by local guidelines for contact tracing purposes.
  • You will not be able to return to the event.
  • Email Angela Brown, SVP & GM of Events, at, to let us know. While we will need to let event participants know that someone onsite tested positive for COVID-19, we will not disclose your name.


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