Your Safety is Our Top Priority

To ensure maximum safety, CHI has instituted mandatory health and safety protocols for all attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff who attend in person.

Attendees that cannot participate because of this policy, or due to travel restrictions, are encouraged to participate using our highly praised virtual event platform. Our virtual events are designed to provide you with an in-person experience at your convenience, anywhere, anytime.

We are actively following news and recommendations around COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. These protocols are subject to change as we continue to learn more.

All in-person attendees must:

  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You will be asked to present your vaccination card (or a photo of it) at registration.
  • Have a negative COVID-19 test result from an FDA-authorized, a WHO-authorized, or European authorized over-the-counter antigen test within 24 hours prior to arriving at the event. You will be asked your results at registration.

Cleaning Protocols
CHI will follow all local guidelines. Read more about how our venue is working to ensure safety here. We’ll also have hand sanitizing stations available throughout the event space for your use.


Our Code of Conduct

All in-person attendees must agree to CHI’s Code of Conduct . If you choose to attend in person, you agree to:

  • Provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Take a COVID test within 24 hours prior to arriving at the event
  • Follow all safety protocols set by event staff
  • Not attend if you have tested positive for COVID-19 (even if you don’t feel sick)
  • Not attend if you feel sick
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Be respectful of your fellow attendees– everyone’s comfort level with social interactions is different

If you are not able to participate because of this policy, or due to travel restrictions, you are encouraged to attend the event virtually.


Flexible Registration Policy

Seamlessly switch between in-person and/or virtual
Select an in-person or virtual option, and you have the flexibility to switch your preferred event experience at any time leading up to the conference. Simply contact us, and we will either charge you the difference for upgrading to in-person or credit back the price for transferring to virtual.


Frequently Asked Questions

VACCINATION

How will CHI be verifying vaccination of attendees?
Our event staff will review your vaccine documentation and ID to confirm that you are fully vaccinated and able to enter the event space.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?*
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last vaccine dose. If you received a single dose vaccine (ie, Johnson & Johnson), you are fully vaccinated two weeks after your shot. If you received a vaccine that requires two shots (ie, Pfizer or Moderna), you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot. If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated, and will not be able to enter the event space.

Will CHI accommodate medical or religious exemptions?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. If for any reason you cannot or will not be fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space. We welcome you to participate using our virtual platform.

I am not vaccinated, but I can provide a negative test – can I attend in person?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. A negative test is not a substitute for vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space. We welcome you to participate using our virtual platform.

I am not vaccinated, but I have already had COVID – can I attend in person?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. The CDC recommends vaccination for COVID, even for those who have already been infected. If you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space. We welcome you to participate using our virtual platform.

MASKING

When am I expected to wear a mask?
CHI will follow all local guidelines. The city of London does not have a mask mandate in place at this time, however, we still recommend wearing a mask inside the event space.

TESTING

How will CHI be verifying attendee test results?
Our event staff will ask for a verbal attestation to your test timing and results.

Is there a specific kind of test I need to use?
Please use FDA-approved, WHO-approved or EU approved rapid antigen test, to ensure you can test and receive your results within 24 hours prior to arriving at the event.

How often do I need to test?
CHI only requires you to test before you arrive at the event. Based on your own judgement and comfort level, you may choose to take additional tests on your own during and/or after the event.

I need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before I return home. Where can I do that?
Please click here to make an appointment for testing nearby the hotel. Appointments and/or fees may be required, and the type of tests offered may differ by location.

What should I do if I test positive during or after attending the conference?
In the unlikely event that you test positive for COVID-19 during or following participation in our conference, we would appreciate being informed. Please get in touch with Pam Gerardi, Director, Client Relations pgerardi@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com.

Should I get a COVID-19 test after attending the event?
We encourage any attendee that exhibits COVID-19 symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and receive a test.

TRAVEL FAQs

I’m traveling from outside the UK – what are the requirements for entry?
There are currently no Covid-related restrictions on international travel to the UK. Arrivals no longer need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arriving in the UK.

I’m not from the UK, what is the COVID-19 policy for me to return to my country of origin?
If you are traveling from outside of the UK and returning home check with your country of origin rules for entry at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html. Search for the country you are returning to. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information.

ATTENDING IN PERSON

Is there anything special I need to bring with me to the event?
Please bring a copy of your vaccination card and a photo ID. You may also want to bring a mobile device or laptop to join in some of our virtual sessions and speaker Q&As (please make sure your devices are fully charged; we do our best to make outlets available but cannot guarantee them).

How should we greet and meet our fellow attendees?
This one is up to you. Please follow your personal comfort level and respect the boundaries of your fellow attendees. Handshakes, waves and elbow bumps all welcome.


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