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Meetings, conventions, ceremonies, trade fairs and exhibitions

Starting from November 15, 2021, the obligation to provide assigned seating will end and standing will be permitted during conventions, conferences, meetings and graduation and award ceremonies. Masks are mandatory at all times, except when drinking and eating.

There no longer any limits on the number of attendees allowed at conventions and conferences. Attendees must remain in their seats and, when indoors, must wear a mask at all times except when eating or drinking.

A vaccination passport is required even for events of fewer than 250 people. Masks can be removed when people are seated, as long as they are one metre apart.

For assemblies, meetings, and graduation and award ceremonies, a vaccination passport is required if there are more than 250 people indoors. Outdoors, masks are required for events with more than 500 people. Attendees must remain in their seats and when indoors must wear a mask at all times except when eating or drinking.

A vaccination passport is not required for assemblies, meetings, and graduation and award ceremonies with 250 people or less indoors and 500 people or less outdoors. Attendees must stay one metre apart and can remove their face covering when seated and either not talking or talking quietly. However, a vaccination passport may be required if the event is held at a venue where one would normally be mandatory, such as a restaurant, bar, microbrewery, distillery, botanical garden, or recreation centre, or if the event is part of a convention. For a list of venues and activities this applies to, see the Places and activities requiring the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport page.

Basic health guidelines must be enforced at approved trade fairs and exhibitions held in rented spaces (hotels, etc.). Depending on the establishment, a vaccination passport may be required. Exhibitors must follow current health guidelines for retail businesses.

Last update: November 22, 2021

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