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Health & Safety

Updated April 3, 2023

Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to local, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.



Masks are recommended, but not required for event attendees.

Vaccine or Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement

COVID-19 vaccinations and having a negative COVID-19 test prior to joining the event onsite are encouraged but not required.

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.

Onsite Testing

CNCF will provide complimentary COVID-19 rapid antigen testing on-site for attendees that would like to test of their own accord during the event. Testing is optional and not required to enter the event.

Pre-scheduling an appointment is recommended. Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available. Testing is provided by Microbe&Lab BV.

Onsite Testing will be available during the following dates/times:
  • Monday, 17 April | 14:00 – 18:00*
    *By pre-scheduled appointment only 
  • Tuesday, 18 April | 8:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday, 19 April | 8:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday, 20 April | 8:00 – 17:00
  • Friday, 21 April | 8:00 – 17:00
Onsite Testing Location

RAI Amsterdam

Europe Foyer 2 | Ground Floor, Congress Centre

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments can be made here or by using the below QR code starting Wednesday, 12 April.

  • Pre-registration is required for Monday, 17 April
  • Pre-registration is recommended, but not required Tuesday, 18 April – Friday, 21 April
  • Bring your ID with you to your testing appointment. If you need to show proof of a negative test result for travel, a passport is required.
QR Code for COVID-19 testing.
Test Results

Test results will be delivered via email within 15-20 minutes under current GDPR rules. Test results are not shared with either The Linux Foundation or CNCF. The data exchanged is kept confidential between the person receiving the test and the medical professional administering it. In addition, positive test results are shared in anonymous weekly statements with RIVM (vide article 1 sub e and article 22 Public Health Act and current RIVM Covid-19 Directive). If you have questions about the test or test procedure, contact Microbe&Lab BV customer service directly via info@coronalab.eu or via 020-723 1760.


Please expect the following measures to be in place at the event.

  • Event signage indicating required health and safety protocols
  • Onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points
  • Sanitized microphones between each speaker’s use
  • Plentiful sanitation stations onsite and personal hand sanitizer bottles and wipes available for participants
  • 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.
  • The Linux Foundation does not allow firearms or other weapons, regardless of whether they are permitted or not, or whether they are concealed or not, to be brought into our events. By registering for the event, you are agreeing that you understand this policy and will not bring a firearm or other weapons into the event.

At a minimum, we will be following all mandated venue, municipality, and the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health guidelines. This list, and all protocols, are subject to change should there be a change if local municipality and health agency guidelines indicate or require that they should change. We will do everything we can to provide any updates as early as possible.

The NetherLands’ Covid-Related Entry Requirements

The Government of the Netherlands has lifted all travel restrictions related to the Coronavirus, as published on their website here.

With the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, we highly suggest visiting The Netherlands’ government website regularly for the most up-to-date information as your trip nears.


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

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on-site, we ask that you consider leaving the event immediately to best protect other attendees.

Notify us at events@ceph.io. If you can provide any additional details (ie what rooms you were in, specific sessions etc), it will help us provide more specific information to others who may have been in contact with you onsite. Note that your personal information will be kept confidential unless you give us permission to share. We encourage you to notify anyone that you were in close contact with.

Please note: Netherlands National Institute for Public Health no longer requires isolation if you test positive for Covid-19.


Will I be required to wear a mask?

No, you are not required to wear a mask at any time during the event.

Am I required to have the COVID-19 vaccination OR present a negative COVID-19 test to attend the event?

No, you are not required.

Who can I contact with additional questions if my questions aren’t answered here?

You can contact us at events@linuxfoundation.org.