Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19. We will follow all venue, local, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.

Though COVID-19 guidelines frequently change, the OpenInfra Summit’s vaccination and mask policies will remain in place.

Here are the current health and safety guidelines for onsite at the OpenInfra Summit Vancouver:

  • Mandatory indoor masks (over nose and mouth) for all attendees except while eating, drinking or when delivering a conference talk.
  • Attendees will have access to an outdoor terrace located within the OpenInfra Marketplace for mask breaks
  • Onsite attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks (14 full days) after the final dose of a WHO-approved vaccine.
  • Proof of full vaccination will be required at badge pickup.
  • Booth staff are required to wear masks while at the booth. Event participants are required to wear a mask when visiting booths and are encouraged to not crowd around booths.
  • Hand sanitation stations will be available throughout the venue with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Health & Safety FAQs

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the OpenInfra Summit?
Onsite attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks (14 full days) after the required initial dose(s) of a WHO-approved vaccine. Proof of full vaccination will be required at badge pickup.

What COVID-19 test and vaccination requirements are there to enter Canada?
Since entry requirements change frequently, please continue to monitor this Canadian government website for updated rules and regulations: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.

What is required to prove vaccination status?
Your physical vaccination card, a copy of the card, or a digital copy with your name, vaccination dates, and a matching photo ID will be required.

Does proof of previous COVID-19 infection count as vaccinated?
Proof of previous COVID-19 infection is not sufficient. You must provide a physical vaccination card, a copy of the card, or a digital copy with your name, vaccination dates, and a matching photo ID.

What is the mask protocol onsite?
There is a mandatory indoor mask mandate for all attendees except while eating and drinking in designated areas or when delivering a conference talk. Indoor eating will be socially distanced and outdoor eating options will be available.

What about masks at booths?
Booth staff are required to wear masks while at the booth. Event participants are required to wear a mask when visiting booths and are encouraged to not crowd around booths.

What do I do if I test positive during the week of the Summit?
Email [email protected] with the subject “Positive COVID-19 Notification” and let us know when you started being symptomatic and when you tested positive for COVID-19. Refunds will be at the discretion of OpenInfra Foundation staff and dependent on proof of a positive COVID-19 test.

What do I do if I test positive once the Summit is over?
If you test positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of attending the OpenInfra Summit, email [email protected] with the subject “Positive COVID-19 Notification” and let us know when you started being symptomatic and when you tested positive.

How do I report a Healthy & Safety violation?
Following Health & Safety guidelines onsite is part of the OpenInfra’s Event Code of Conduct. If you encounter attendees violating the Health & Safety regulations outlined, please contact Allison Price ([email protected]) or Jonathan Bryce ([email protected]) to make a formal report. Please refer to the OpenInfra Events Code of Conduct for additional information.