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lordashram
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Novacon Covid Restrictions

Post by lordashram » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:04 am

Hi All
Here is the COVID GUIDELINES AND MEASURES FOR A SAFE CONVENTION for Novacon.
(wekend after Armadacon)

The committee has reviewed the latest government advice and put in place the following guidelines.

There are limits on what we can do.

The hotel will have its way of operating and we will do everything reasonably practicable in the function spaces we control.

It has been a tough time since we last met and the committee have worked hard to try and make Novacon 50 as accessible and safe as possible so members feel confident in joining us to celebrate our big birthday.

So please take these steps in the spirit they were intended and cooperate with us. Thanks.

What we are doing with the hotel: The Committee is working with the hotel to ensure good spacing in the programme room to allow for some social distancing.

There will be a separate entrance and exit in dealers and art show.

There will sanitising stations around the hotel.

All hotel staff will be double vaccinated.

All programme rooms apart from main programme have windows that can be opened for air flow.

Main programme room has high ceilings and fire escape doors that we can open for air flow.

What we need from you: We ask that all members are vaccinated where possible.

We ask all members to take a lateral flow test prior to attending convention.

Masks will be required while moving around the hotel but not whilst sitting in bar areas.

Masks will be required in the main programme unless you are on the panel.

Please do not host or attend room parties.

Please do not attend if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Follow Government advice and stay safe.

Please note: that the hotel policy for staff is masking is voluntary.

We cannot do anything about this, however all staff are double vaccinated.

Also remember that the hotel bar is open to the public although the hotel does not expect that there will be any non members.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in November. The Novacon 50 committee.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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Re: Novacon Covid Restrictions

Post by Spudgun » Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:42 pm

If I may. I'd like to give a personal opinion.

I'm happy enough to play along with any 'rule' that is given at the Con. That said. Considering that the Bar is open to the public at large and face coverings aren't a requirement. What's the point of having them anywhere else? Social distancing for a Panel, but not in the Bar? Pointless! Face coverings for the audience at a Panel, but not in the Bar? Pointless!

There will always be people who are more fearful of something than others. Let the fearful take precautions. Let everyone else decide for themselves.
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lordashram
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Re: Novacon Covid Restrictions

Post by lordashram » Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:49 pm

I agree with you on all you have listed Spugun
You can add to that whilst con goers have to manditory wear masks, Please note: that the hotel policy for staff is masking is voluntary.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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