COVID-19 continues to circulate at different levels in Canada and internationally. The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to change over time and new variants will appear. Uncertainty remains about the seasonal patterns for COVID-19.
The CPA’s number one priority is the health and safety of our delegates. Although it is not possible to remove all risks related to COVID-19, the CPA will implement health and safety measures that meet or exceed those set by the British Columbia government, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and/or the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 is ever evolving, the CPA may change, update, or add to the following requirements at any time as it deems prudent to protect the health and safety of delegates and others.
The CPA strongly recommends that all delegates be double vaccinated to attend the conference. Delegates should be prepared to show proof they have received two doses of a Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccine at the time they complete the registration process on-site should it be required by the relevant health authority.
Personal Protective Equipment
British Columbia no longer requires face masks in public areas. However, to increase personal protection, conference attendees may wish to bring and wear a properly fitting mask that covers the nose and mouth while in the conference meeting space.
Disposable masks will be available at the registration desk for delegates who require them. The CPA will also provide red, yellow, and green wristbands for delegates to indicate their level of comfort regarding proximity and contact (e.g., handshakes, hugs).
While there are no capacity limits currently in effect in British Columbia, the CPA reserves the right to refuse further admission to any session that has reached capacity.
International attendees will be required to follow the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 travel protocols.