Open Source Strategy Forum London

Health & Safety

This page will be updated regularly with information about our plan for health and safety protocols onsite at Open Source Strategy Forum London 2021. Our attendees’ health and safety remains our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to the venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements. 

We are also working with a consultant, Dr. Joel Selanikio, former CDC epidemiologist and outbreak investigator, to ensure we are meeting all requirements to ensure attendee health and safety onsite. Dr. Selanikio served as a consultant epidemiologist to the DC Department of Health and to FEMA for the COVID-19 response over 2020-21.

Check back soon for additional guidance and protocols.

Current Onsite Requirements

In-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and will need to comply with all on-site health measures, in accordance with The Linux Foundation Code of Conduct. Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks out from receiving the final dose of a government-approved vaccine.

Accepted Vaccines

All vaccines approved for emergency or full use by the World Health Organization will be accepted for in-person attendance at this event. These currently include vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca. This list will be updated as new vaccines are accepted.

Current Onsite Health & Safety Measures

We are working with the venue and local municipalities to provide the following safety measures for our event:

  • Rigorous onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points
  • Temperature checks, where applicable
  • Masks, where applicable. Attendees can expect that there will be elements of the event where masks will be required.
  • Sneeze guards in the registration and food & beverage stations
  • Monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms
  • Use of a digitally secure vaccine verification app to provide vaccination clearance safely and privately

At minimum, we will be following all mandated venue, municipality and CDC guidelines.