Covid – 19 – Keeping People Healthy

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS RESTRICTIONS EVOLVE AND AS MORE INFORMATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA AND OUR INDUSTRY BECOMES AVAILABLE.  

All Albertans must follow CMOH Orders 05-2020 and 28-2020, which establish legal requirements for quarantine and isolation.

International Travellers

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; with a history of international travel in the last 14 days; or with close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days must remain at home. 

All international travellers must quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada. International travellers must plan ahead to ensure they can complete their quarantine prior to attending an event.

General Protocals

Following is our list of protocols that we ask every exhibitor to comply with and we know that at the end of the day, you're going to have questions.  If you do, please read over the following documentation:

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Environmental Cleaning of Public Facilities

Guidance for Trade Shows & Exhibiting Events

Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19): List of hand
sanitizers authorized by Health Canada

Where practicable, physical barriers such as clear plastic partitions should be installed for interactions that cannot accommodate two meters of physical distance. 

Booths or stalls should be arranged to ensure that Exhibitors and attendees can maintain physical distancing at all times.

Outfit your staff with the appropriate PPE ie mask, gloves, etc.

Face masks and cloth face coverings should be worn whenever exhibitors and guests are within two meters of each other to prevent spread through respiratory droplets

Encourage cashless sales only. Sanitize the point of sale terminal after every use

Go paperless! Eliminate badges and lanyards.

Offer digital downloads of promotional materials.

Encourage a no-contact policy (no shaking hands, no hugging, no exchanging business cards, etc.)

Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres during the event, including when arriving to, and leaving from, the event.

Clean and disinfect tables/touchable surfaces regularly.

  • Use a disinfectant that has a Drug Identification Number (DIN) and a virucidal claim. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label to disinfect effectively.
  • Alternatively, you can make a 1000ppm bleach water solution by mixing 20 ml (4 teaspoons) of unscented, household bleach with 1000 ml (4 cups) of water. Ensure the surface remains wet with the bleach water solution for 1 minute.
  • Be sure to take the appropriate precautions when using chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting. Consult the product’s Safety Data Sheets.
  • To learn more, refer to cleaning and disinfecting guidance in the COVID-19 General Relaunch Guidance

Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol before and after handling a shared item.

Exhibitors should discourage attendees from handling products and self testing items. If attendees must touch an item (e.g. to assess suitability for purchase), the item should be washed and sanitized between users, or attendees should wash or sanitize their hands before and after touching the item.

Electronics and interactive displays that cannot be cleaned and sanitized between users should be operated exclusively by the vendor.

Food and drink samples should be individually packaged in disposable containers, and handed directly to the attendee by the vendor.  All used disposable waste items should be collected by the exhibitor and disposed of appropriately ie the venue's waste disposal bins.