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Information & FAQs pertaining to pandemic-related precautions
Asia Pacific Summit 2022 - Sydney

For many years, FS-ISAC has been entrusted with its members’ safety and security. While we have heard from many of our members that they are looking forward to returning to in-person events, we are aware that there are still many concerns around health and safety with the ongoing pandemic.*
*Last updated on 1 June 2022

For the Asia Pacific Summit in Sydney, FS-ISAC is taking necessary precautions to address risks by requiring:
1. Proof of vaccination. FS-ISAC will verify at registration on-site. See FAQs #2-6.

2. Encourage using masks indoors. See FAQ #7.

As the pandemic evolves, FS-ISAC may adjust this guidance.
For more information, please read the FAQs below

1. Will FS-ISAC hold the event in-person?
FS-ISAC will only hold the event in-person.

2. Will FS-ISAC collect vaccine info or test results?
FS-ISAC is asking attendees to show that they meet the conditions for attendance. FS-ISAC will not collect or store the vaccine or test information.

3. What kind of documentation do you need for entry?
At check-in we ask you show proof of vaccination. The documents can be either digital or physical.

For proof of vaccination or recovery, any of the following are acceptable:

  • Australian COVID-19 Digital Certificate
  • Immunisation history statement
  • International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC)
  • Singapore’s Digitally Verifiable Vaccination Certificate (DVC)
  • EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent
  • NHS COVID Pass
  • USA CDC COVID Vaccination Card (digital picture of the card is acceptable)

4. Is FS-ISAC requiring boosters?
For entry purposes, FS-ISAC will use the Australian DOH rules as of 16-May-2022. See the list of vaccines and rules if your vaccine requires a booster: https://www.tga.gov.au/international-covid-19-vaccines-recognised-australia 

5. Is FS-ISAC mandating vaccines for attendance?
FS-ISAC is complying with Australian regulations and mandating proof of vaccination.

6. Will FS-ISAC have rapid tests on-site?
Testing is not part of the entry requirements.

7. Is FS-ISAC requiring masks?
FS-ISAC will follow Australian Government and local NSW regulations at this event, and encourage mask use indoors, and specifically where required. FS-ISAC will continue to monitor if there is any change in requirements.

8. Will there be socially distanced seating opportunities?
The size of the room has been booked to allow for social distancing requirements. Additionally, the plan ensures that there is appropriate hygiene and sanitation practices, signage, and training.

9. How can I let people know onsite if I want to stay socially distanced?
FS-ISAC will be implementing a red, yellow and green sticker program at the event to highlight attendees’ requests on social distancing.

Green: Back to the ways things were pre-pandemic
Amber: Being cautious
Red: Please no contact

These stickers will be available to include on attendee’s name badges at registration.

10. What happens if someone feels ill under 14 days before the event and cannot find a substitute?
For paying attendees, FS-ISAC cannot issue a refund under 14 days before the event. Instead, FS-ISAC will give a credit for a future summit.

11. What happens if someone feels ill on-site?
The health of our attendees is a top priority, and as such, FS-ISAC asks anyone who feels ill to leave the event until they feel better. FS-ISAC will give further guidance as it gets closer to the event itself.

12. What should prohibit me from attending the event?
We ask attendees to not attend the event if they have any of the following: a fever over 38°C / 100.4°F, chills, persistent cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting, and diarrhea, or other unusual symptoms.

13. Will you notify attendees if someone who has been at the event tests positive during or after the Summit?
Please be aware that even at the end of the pandemic, large events still carry a risk for attendees. FS-ISAC will not be disclosing any attendee's health information during or after the event, so each participant should take all of the steps they feel necessary to stay safe, including following mask and social distancing guidelines.