It is of paramount importance to the Traverse team to ensure that all attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff feel safe and comfortable at the event. We urge all attendees to comply by local laws on COVID, which can be found here. To ensure the safety of everyone, we are introducing the following measures:
1 – Following local laws all attendees must be able to show, their COVID vaccination pass or proof of negative COVID test within the past 48 hours. You must be able to show at least one of the following:
- Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival
- Proof of a negative lateral Flow Test or PCR result taken within 48hrs of arrival
- Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.2. We recommend that attendees bring lateral flow tests with them and test daily. This is not compulsory, but is a recommendation to keep all attendees safe. It is of course essential that if you do not feel well or are showing any signs of symptoms, you must not attend the conference. In the instance that you are feeling unwell or test positive for COVID, you must notify the Traverse team immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org) and follow the local government advice on what to do if you test positive.
2 – The current guidance in Hamburg is that wearing an “FFP2” mask is compulsory in the following places and on the following occasions (please note a standard medical mask is not valid, it must be a FFP2 mask):
- in local public transport, i.e. in trains and buses as well as in the bus stop areas
- in taxis, on other commercial transport services and on ferries
- when shopping in all retail outlets (exception: in shops for daily needs a medical mask is sufficient)
- in catering establishments, guests are allowed to take off their masks at their seats
- in buildings open to the public, also in customer centres of the districts and the State Transport Authority
- events in closed rooms
- in cultural institutions such as museums, exhibition halls, book halls, memorials and other institutions
- at harbour and city tours
- at religious services
- tourist sightseeing tours and harbour tours
- at sporting events indoors and in covered stadiums
- in churches and places of worship
You may also be asked to show your vaccination status plus verification of your identity through your ID card.
3 – We ask that you respect the local laws at all times and respect people’s decision to social distance, everyone will have their own unique levels of comfort as we return to events.
Where to get FFP2 Masks
FFP2 masks are widely available and at a low cost. You’ll find them in your local pharmacy and also on Amazon.
If You Need To Take A Covid Test
If you are not feeling well or are showing any signs of symptoms you can take a free test in many locations around Hamburg, here is a map of the test centres.
Paul is co-founder/director at Traverse and also a long term travel blogger at www.travmonkey.com. His new project is all about learning to surf and leave the stresses of the city behind at www.surfandunwind.com as well as his new project finding hotels close to events your attending at findhotelsfor.com.