COVID-19 Health & Safety
The following information will give you a better idea of what to expect at Quality Forum 2022 and help you make an informed decision about attending the event in person. We’re committed to keeping the safety of our participants at the forefront and will continue to follow direction from our public health leaders as it becomes available.
As there are no restrictions on organized gatherings and events in BC at this time, Quality Forum 2022 will be held at full capacity at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The hotel staff have received certification and trainings on hygiene and cleanliness; increased the frequency of cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants on all high-touch surfaces, guestrooms and shared spaces; implemented enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for events; and prominently placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel. We will also provide individual hand sanitizers for all participants at tables throughout the event.
In British Columbia, wearing masks in public indoor settings is no longer required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and we ask that you are respectful of the decisions of those around you.
- We strongly encourage that masks be worn in high-traffic and high-occupancy areas and when in close proximity to others.
- It is recommended that you choose a mask that fits properly and is comfortable enough to wear for the duration you require it.
- We’ve purchased ASTM Level 3 masks that will be available for participants throughout the event.
While the proof of vaccination requirement has been lifted in BC and vaccination status will not be checked at this year’s event, we are anticipating a highly vaccinated audience.
- British Columbians continue to get vaccinated in record numbers, with BC having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.
- Quality Forum participants predominately work in health care settings within BC. Individuals who work for health authorities and agencies funded by health authorities as well as all long-term care and seniors’ assisted-living workers are required to be fully vaccinated.
There will be many ways to participate virtually and join the online conversation for those unable to attend in person. We have expanded our broadcasting efforts this year to include all plenary presentations, Health Talks and two rapid fire sessions during each breakout of the main Forum programming. This content will be livestreamed for free on BCPSQC.ca. Electronic presentation files, including storyboards, will be made available after the event. Individuals can also follow and use the hashtag #QF22 to join the conversation on social media.