As the health situation is changing rapidly, we are constantly
looking at the guidance of health authorities and and the Canadian
government and trying to make decisions that can accommodate all of
our attendees and ensure a safe gathering. The safety of our attendees
is a priority. We will continue to assess our health and safety rules
until the event starts.
All TPAC participants are expected to
comply with the health & safety requirements.
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Pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travelers
entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use Arrive
CAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada
Upon your entry to Canada by air or at a land border crossing, the
border services officer may notify you that you've been randomly
selected for a
mandatory arrival test. As a fully vaccinated traveler, you
can travel to your destination, including on connecting flights,
without waiting for your arrival test results (if selected for
wear a mask in all indoor public space 72 hours before the first
meeting of TPAC that you will attend.
Requirements: There are some federal requirements that you must
follow for 14 days after entry into Canada.
Report any positive results from a government-required test if you
were selected to complete one
Wear a mask during your entire travel journey (onboard a flight,
train or federally-regulated vessel, as well as in airports and
other points of entry) except for brief periods while eating,
drinking, or taking oral medication, or unless otherwise exempt
TPAC attendees must wear a mask at all times in all
common spaces and meeting rooms, except when consuming
food or beverages. (See the ‘event
safety measures’ section below for more details about food
and beverages consumption)
(‘N95’ is defined in US standard 42 CFR 84 and Canadian
standard CSA Z94.4.1. ‘KN95’ in Chinese standard GB 2626-2019.
‘FFP2’ in European standard EN 149-2001. ‘KF94’ in Korean
We highly recommend wearing KN95 and N95 types which will be
available at the registration desk.
The access to the TPAC sessions will be refused if attendees do
not agree to wear a mask.
We will provide COVID rapid antigen test kits each day to meeting
Each attendee will agree to take a COVID rapid antigen test each
day before attending an in-person event and will agree not to
attend in-person events for the remainder of TPAC if the test
results indicate the attendee is likely to have COVID.
Also, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of
COVID-19 during the day, please immediately self-isolate in your
hotel room and away from others:
Positive tests and contact tracing: If you test positive, contact
the public health authority (contact will be added soon) and
follow their instructions. Should a PCR or antigenic test be
needed, see the list of nearby test
centers below. Please read the "if
you have Covid-19 page" from British Columbia disease
By tracking down your contacts, public health officials can warn
people that they may have been exposed to the virus. This helps your
contacts take measures to self-isolate and monitor themselves for
symptoms to prevent further spread.
Please also stay in touch with the TPAC
Event organizers who assist with contact tracing, hotel
bookings, contacting the employer, the tests centers…
Event safety measures
Below are the measures that we will set up to ensure the safety of
KN95 and N95 masks will be available at the registration desk.
COVID rapid antigen tests will be distributed to meeting
Disinfecting wipes as well as hand sanitizers will be available in
each meeting room and common space.
Attendees will be able to indicate social distancing rules
preference they expect from others
It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene,
including washing hands frequently.
In each meeting room: the attendees will remain seated according
to the room setup. Chairs and tables will not be moved around.
The rooms will be frequently sanitized by the hotel staff.
The air filtration system has been upgraded in all common areas
and meeting spaces.
For breaks, lunches and social events: Both outside and inside
space have been arranged – more details will be available shortly.
Lunches will be boxed lunches and will be arranged in both indoor
and outdoor space on different levels. Lunch boxes will be easy to
carry and move to a different space for lunch as desired.
Food will be forbidden into the meeting rooms and will be consumed
in the breaks and meals dedicated space. You may only remove your
mask while drinking, and must put your mask back on immediately
afterwards. Masks must be absolutely worn while speaking.
The health rules will be reminded regularly.
Attendees should adhere to all signage and instructions from
Outside of the TPAC venue: we recommend that attendees wear a mask
in all indoor public space. For meals in public places, try to
isolate from others or limit the number of guests at one table,
choose the most well-ventilated space, or outside space.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre rules and recommendations
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