COVID-19 Updates

Travelling to Queensland
Queensland border restrictions have been lifted.

Visit the Queensland Government website for the latest information. Find out more Click Here


Travel within Australia 

Headed interstate? Some States and Territories may still have COVID-specific travel requirements in place. You can check the latest travel advice for each State or Territory here: 

 

Brisbane Airport - COVID-19 Measures

What you can do to help
  • It is a requirement to wear a face mask at the airport and onboard all flights.  Exemptions apply for children under 12 years and those with a medical condition. Read more about mandatory face masks at airports.

  • If you are feeling unwell, or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home, seek medical advice and talk to your airline about changing your travel plans.

  • When visting the airport, go contactless where possible, maintain good hygiene practices and keep a safe distance from others whenever you can.

  • Check in to the airport as you arrive and at any retailers or cafes. QR codes linking to the Check in QLD app will be on display for scanning with your phone. Please alert a staff member if you need to check in manually.  

 

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) 

EASING OF RESTRICTIONS – 14 APRIL 2022

Visitors to BCEC are no longer required to check in or have proof of vaccination status to access the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).   Visit Qld Health website for more information.

BCEC continues its venue safe practices, providing a safe environment for events, with visitor welfare a priority.

The Centre’s health and hygiene protocols remain including:

  • Sanitisation stations strategically placed throughout the Centre

  • Strict cleaning regimes and practices

  • Signage promoting hand hygiene and crowd etiquette

  • The Centre’s health and hygiene operating protocols are supported by VenueShield, a world class, best practice environmental hygiene program of the most advanced hygienic safeguards, informed by public health and medical experts and used by ASM Global’s 350 venues worldwide.

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.