Health and Safety

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

The 2022 Banff-CST Joint Meeting will proceed with a COVID-19 Vaccination Required approach for all attendees, exhibitors, and CST staff.

In practice, this means all 2022 Banff-CST Joint Meeting attendees, exhibitors, CST staff must be fully vaccinated to gain access to the meeting facilities.

For the purposes of right of entry to 2022 Banff-CST Joint Meeting, at this time, a person is considered fully vaccinated if you:

  • have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada, or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines
  • or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you attend the meeting.
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19

A full list of approved vaccines in Canada is available on the Government of Canada website.

Attendees and Exhibitors will be asked to sign a waiver form, available on the event mobile app, attesting to their vaccination status and adherence to follow the safety and hygiene protocols of the event prior to checking-in. You may also be asked to show proof of vaccination at the registration desk.

Masks

Masks will be required for all participants, regardless of vaccination status, at the 2022 Banff-CST Joint Meeting.  Masks must be worn indoors except while actively eating or drinking or if you are a speaker at the podium.

Although attendees, exhibitors, and CST staff are required to be vaccinated, we cannot guarantee the vaccination status of Banff Centre staff and other individuals that you may come in contact with.

Distanced Seating

We will endeavor to set up session rooms allowing for distanced seating. Session rooms will be refreshed, and microphones wiped down by staff during session breaks.

Experiencing Symptoms

If attendees develop any symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, runny nose or sore throat during the course of the meeting, please refrain from participating in in-person sessions and consider joining virtually instead via the web or mobile apps.

Testing

You may obtain be able to obtain rapid antigen tests from local pharmacies but it is recommended you bring your own. A list of pharmacies with home test availability is available from the Alberta Blue Cross Website

For travel purposes you can get a COVID Test from https://rapidtestandtrace.ca/walk-thru-rapid-covid-tests-for-travel-banff-ab/