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.
  • Wear a mask in all event spaces

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, including masking
  • 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.

*See TRAVEL FAQs for additional information for updated entry requirements to Spain.

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 Barcelona has a mask mandate in place for all indoor spaces. Please plan to wear a mask everywhere inside the event space (except while eating).

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 for a directory of local testing locations. 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 EU – what are the requirements for entry to Spain*?
Spain requires all international travelers to complete a health control form before they start their journey. This form must be completed electronically online at https://www.spth.gob.es/ or on the Spain Travel Health app in your mobile app store. After you complete the form, you will get a QR code that must be presented when boarding your flight and when you arrive in Spain. You will also be asked to provide a vaccination certification in Spanish, English, French or German. Please check with your airline or visit https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/requirements-before-arriving-in-spain-from-third-countries/ for more information.

*Effective February 1, 2022, U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel (such as tourism) if they show proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine no less than 14 days, and no more than 270 days (9 months), prior to arrival in Spain. If more than 270 days (9 months) have passed since receiving the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. citizens must show proof of having received a booster shot at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain. Please read the detailed information on the Spain Ministry of Health’s website.

I’m traveling from within the EU – what are the requirements for entry Spain**?
Spain requires all international travelers to complete a health control form before they start their journey. This form must be completed electronically online at https://www.spth.gob.es/ or on the Spain Travel Health app in your mobile app store. After you complete the form, you will get a QR code that must be presented when boarding your flight and when you arrive in Spain. You will also be asked to upload your EU COVID Digital Certificate. Please check with your airline or visit https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/requirements-before-arriving-in-spain-from-eu-countries/ for more information.

**NOTICE: Since 1 February, some EU Covid Digital Certificates of Vaccination must be reissued, following the administration of a booster dose. Please contact your issuing organization and check its validity before travelling.

What should I expect when I arrive in Spain?
You can expect to undergo a health check at your first point of entry in Spain, including temperature screening, document checks (passport/visa as well as your health control form and vaccine certification), and a visual assessment of your state of health.

I’m not from Spain, what is the COVID-19 policy for me to return to my country of origin?
If you are traveling from outside of Spain 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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