Your Safety is Our Top Priority

Safe physically distanced event
Safe physically distanced event

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Calgary has been working diligently to collaborate and adapt to this new environment in order to address the increased safety precautions required for live events to return responsibly. For current event and travel restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 updates page

Safety and comfort start at Calgary International Airport, which received the Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation. This assures passengers and staff that they are prioritizing health and safety in a measurable, established manner. Calgary International Airport is the first and only Canadian airport chosen for a new pilot project, conducted in partnership with provincial and federal governments, that offers COVID-19 rapid testing for international travelers. This project looks to safely reduce the 14-day mandatory self-isolation period currently in effect for all international travelers coming to Canada.

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Two friends talking while wearing masks downtown

Event planners can be confident about the safety of their attendees at our two major conference centers. The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) and the BMO Centre at Stampede Park both achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that CTCC and the BMO Centre have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in their facilities.

In all indoor public areas, Calgary has a Face Coverings Bylaw in place that requires wearing face coverings or masks. City venues, attractions, hotels, and transport centers are following guidelines for safety and sanitation established by local and provincial authorities, as well as their own high standards.

 

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Attraction staff cleaning

Calgary’s hotels, too, have implemented a wide range of safety measures, including touchless check-in options, occupancy limits, health and safety signage, frequent cleaning schedules, providing personal protective equipment for employees, and increased guest-room disinfecting practices. Most hotels have committed to the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association Safe Accommodation Promise, which helps hotels understand their responsibility to provide a safe environment for guests and staff, and provides assurance to guests that the hotel is a safe place to stay.

Calgary always provides convention delegates with plenty of entertainment options beyond the conference with such attractions as the Calgary Zoo, Calgary Tower, Glenbow Museum, National Music Centre Studio Bell, and TELUS Spark Science Centre. These attractions are ready to welcome visitors safely with mask requirements, physical distancing measures, and timed ticketing. Planners or their guests can purchase admission online and visit during a reserved time slot.

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Hybrid Event Studios

Calgary’s convention centers are equipped with hybrid event studios to take your event online. Hybrid event studios combine the power of safe in-person meetings with the wide audience reach that comes from virtual, allowing you to create a dynamic, interactive and professional experience for your delegates, no matter where they are joining from. To learn more about each venue’s hybrid event offerings, visit the links below.

 

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