policy

COVID-19 Events Policy

The health and safety of our members, speakers, colleagues, partners and all our attendees remains our number one priority. Our events are well-ordered opportunities for our members to connect, learn, and share knowledge and where we can affect conditions, settings, and situations through a consistent and coherent programme of safeguards and precautionary measures.
 
With that in mind, the BSG will take the following steps into account when organising a face-to-face event:

  • The BSG will closely monitor the latest public health and government advice and will carefully adhere to their guidelines.
  • Working closely with relevant partners, the BSG will as far as reasonably practicable and in line with government guidance, assess all precautionary and preventative measures in the lead up to an event.
  • The BSG will collaborate with venues, suppliers, partners, and the relevant authorities as early as possible to deliver a safe and secure setting and experience for our attendees.
  • The BSG will continue to communicate with all stakeholders and attendees through a variety of channels and platforms to ensure optimal safety for all.
  • If a conference can no longer proceed, the BSG will communicate cancellations or postponements to attendees, speakers, and partners as swiftly as possible.
In supporting our Committees to coordinate face-to-face events, if a conference cannot proceed due to COVID restrictions, the BSG will endeavour to support the organising Committee by:

  • Communicating cancellations or postponements to attendees, speakers, and partners as swiftly as possible.
  • Working closely with the venue to agree on a safer and more suitable date for the event to proceed as planned.
  • Supporting the organising Committee in pivoting to a virtual meeting if logistically possible. 
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming our members and partners again at future BSG events.