Covid-19 Safety Concept

In order to offer our participants the highest possible level of safety and to be able to meet the official requirements, the below shown safety concept has been implemented.

All participants are kindly requested to read the following information carefully, which provides all important details about the health regulations and pre-arrangements for your physical attendance at the Swiss Oncology and Hematology Congress 2021 in The Circle at Zurich Airport.

Before travelling to Zurich

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, dry cough, headache etc. – please DO NOT travel to Zurich.
  • Ensure you have a valid COVID-19 certificate (printed or QR-Code in an app)

COVID-19 certificate

Only persons with a valid COVID-19 certificate will be admitted to the congress. This certificate is to proof that participants are either vaccinated, recovered or tested (further information about testing can be found below).
The certificate must comply with the official regulations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and be recognised in Switzerland, the EU or other EFTA countries (only «EU Digital COVID Certificate» accepted).
Certificates issued in other countries than the above mentioned must be converted into a format valid in Switzerland.

For further information about the certificate, please refer to the webpage of the Zurich health department.

Entry-checks

Entry-checks will be carried out in the main entrance of The Circle. All participants will be asked to show:

  • a valid COVID-19 certificate (see above)
  • a passport / identity card

Please be aware that the entry-check might take some more time than usual.
Upon successful entry-check, you will receive a wristband that you should wear during the congress days. You will need to wear the wristband to be able to re-enter the venue without presenting again any documents. Entry-checks will be carried out each day and wristband will be changed every day as well.

Face-masks

Wearing of face masks is a strongly recommended measure to increase safety. Please wear your face-mask throughout the conference.

COVID-19 test-sites

There are several test-stations in the immediate vicinity of the congress centre:

Appointments

Some test stations may require the booking of an appointment. Please refer to the respective link for further information about booking requirements and available time slots.

Costs

Please note that COVID-tests have been chargeable since 01 October 2021 also for holders of a Swiss insurance card.
Exception: First vaccination already received, second vaccination still pending. In this case, tests are free of charge until 30 November 2021).

Detailled information about the costs can be found at the above mentioned webpages of respective test center.

Validity

According to current regulations, PCR tests are valid for 72 hours and rapid antigen tests for 48 hours from issuance. It may therefore be necessary to retest in order to participate in all days of the congress.

Further saftey measures during conference

  • Extended hygiene measures: In particular the placement of hand disinfection stations as well as the identification & cleaning of contact surfaces.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Zurich in November! Should you have any questions about COVID-19 regulations in Switzerland or any other issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat: sohc@congrex.com