COVID-19 Updates

Important notice for face-to-face attendance

Only fully vaccinated persons or those with an approved medical contraindication (exemption), are currently permitted entry to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), in accordance with Queensland Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction issued on December 7.

See below for more information and resources. 

Queensland COVID-19 Information

If you are planning to travel to QLD for the Conference, please ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from the QLD Government. To view the latest updates for QLD please visit: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

Please also ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from your local Government regarding your return from QLD:

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

 

Brisbane Airport - COVID-19 Measures

Before you travel there are some things that you can do to ensure that you travel well and safe.

  • If you are unwell, please stay home. Do not come to the airport and change your travel plans.

  • Check the latest State and Territory Government travel advice before you travel.

  • You MUST wear a mask at all Australian airports and during all flights. 

  • Pack your own hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes in your carry on. 

  • Check in with your airline to see what they are doing to make air travel safe and if they have any additional requirements.

  • Download the COVID Safe app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

 

To view more information on Brisbane Airport COVID-19 measures please click here: https://www.bne.com.au/passenger/passenger-information

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) - IMPORTANT NOTICE

Only fully vaccinated persons or those with an approved medical contraindication (exemption), are currently permitted entry to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), in accordance with Queensland Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction issued on December 7.

 

It is a mandatory requirement that proof of vaccination or medical contraindication is provided prior to entering the venue (printed or electronic).

 

For seamless entry to the venue your vaccination certificate can be linked to the Check In Qld app and you will be able to scan using the Queensland Government QR code prior to entering the venue.

  

Anyone unable to provide proof of vaccination or Medical Exemption will not be permitted to enter the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

  

For more information on the restrictions: 

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/public-health-and-social-measures-linked-to-vaccination-status-direction

Check In Qld app

Prior to the Conference, please ensure you download the Check In Qld app. You can do this via the following link:

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld/im-a-customer/download-and-set-up-the-app

Attending the Conference

Depending on the restrictions at the time of the conference, delegates will have the option of attending the conference in Brisbane or participating virtually.

If your initial purchase is a Face-to-Face registration but COVID-19 related Government restrictions prevent you from attending in May, you will be provided with the opportunity convert to a Virtual Registration.

 

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, you may wish to upgrade your registration from Virtual to Face-to-Face, this will be possible depending on venue capacity and Face-to-Face registration availability. Abstract presenters will be given first preference to register for the face-to-face conference in order to present. 

Face-to-face delegates will have access to all of the content live in the venue as well as the virtual on demand content.

Virtual delegates will have access to and be able to participate in the live plenary sessions, and view the content on demand.

Conference Updates

What happens if restrictions increase?

Potential restrictions could mean that the hybrid conference is pivoted to a virtual only conference. This would mean that all delegates will access the content through the virtual portal and the conference would not proceed with the face-to-face component.

 

Delegates will be kept updated throughout the planning process and will be advised on how the conference will proceed depending on the restrictions.

More information can be found on our FAQ's page.

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