Safety Information

IGCS is diligently working with the Italian government and the venue to ensure the safety of our delegates relating to COVID-19.

Adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines regarding group events, a limited number of in-person registrations are available and we will be monitoring registration numbers very closely. One meter spacing guidelines will be enforced at the venue and use of PPE (face masks) will be required in all public spaces as well as temperature checks.

Safety is our number one priority and as more information is made available about travel, entry requirements into Italy, and requirements at the venue we will post them here.

Planning to join us in Rome? Here’s what you need to know.

IGCS is committed to the health and safety of our delegates, staff, and everyone who works at the meeting venue. We have been working closely with officials at the Auditorium, the local conference organizer, and receiving updates from the Italian government and we have implemented the following guidelines and procedures regarding COVID-19 safety.

• To accommodate social distancing at the Auditorium, a maximum of 650 in-person tickets will be sold.

• IGCS has appointed COVID Safety Officers responsible for ensuring that guidelines are followed, and proper steps are taken in the event of a positive COVID case. The names and contact information of the COVID Safety Officers will be made prominently available for all delegates to contact with any questions or for any reason before and during the meeting.

• 48 hours in advance of the IGCS meeting, a negative COVID test result is required for delegates to be admitted to the meeting venue. IGCS will offer rapid testing at the meeting venue August 28th & 29th and will provide a list of alternate testing locations in Rome.

• The Auditorium has provided detailed safety measures that will be shared with delegates attending in-person in advance of the meeting. Over the next few months, these guidelines are subject to change. At this time, guidelines include but are not limited to:

o Temperature checks upon entering the Auditorium. Anyone with a temperature above 37.5°C will be denied access to the Auditorium complex.

o All those entering the Auditorium will be required to wear an FFP2 face mask until they reach their seat, and at any time that they leave their seat.

o Seating within the halls has been spaced to adhere to social distance guidelines. A maximum capacity of 650 delegates will be allowed.

o Notices stating the safety regulations to be followed, aimed principally at the audience, will be displayed at various points inside the Auditorium.