10-12 Mar 2021
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

COVID-19 INFORMATION

(Coronavirus) COVID-19: Information regarding AOG 2020

Thursday 12-3-20

Health and safety is our priority – there is now strict criteria for entry into AOG with regards to COVID-19. Please ensure you follow the guidelines and ensure you do not attend if you do not meet these requirements.


Tuesday 10-3-20

A reminder of the AOG 2020 Attendance Guidelines:

  • Do not attend AOG 2020 if:
    • You have travelled to mainland China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea within the last 14 days.
    • You or anyone you know has been in contact with a confirmed (Coronavirus) COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.
    • If, on the day/s of the event you have any of the following symptoms of (Coronavirus) COVID-19;
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Sore Throat
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Nausea / Vomiting.
  • In line with official advice, we are not recommending that face masks need to be worn at PCEC.
  • In line with official advice, we advise against handshakes and hugs at the event.

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Friday 6-3-20:

We confirm that contactless health & travel screening of attendees at AOG 2020 (visitors, exhibitors, speakers, media et al) will occur via:

  • Verbal health & travel screening upon entry
  • Prominent signage, encouraging self-screening and informing attendees of the criteria they must meet

Safety is our priority – any attendee who does not meet the criteria for entry in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be denied access.

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Thursday 5-3-20:

As we prepare for another successful edition of AOG, we understand that you might have questions about the 2020 event as it relates to (Coronavirus) COVID-19.

We confirm that AOG 2020 will proceed as planned.

In following the advice from the Australian Department of Health and the World Health Organisation, the organisers of AOG (Diversified Communications Australia) has implemented many measures to help to mitigate the spread of (Coronavirus) COVID-19 and is continuing to add other actions regularly. Diversified Communications has been responding to public safety situations for many years and has an effective crisis management protocol in place. We have great confidence in our partnerships with the cities and local authorities where our events take place. We will remain vigilant and continue to monitor the situation daily, responding appropriately to protect the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff. This is our number one priority.

Enhanced measures in place at AOG 2020 include:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection programme across all high-volume touchpoints, e.g. catering areas, surfaces, handrails, WCs, entrances/exits, public touch-screens, etc. along with the use of correct cleaning/sanitising materials and products.
  • Increased onsite medical support.
  • Awareness campaign via online and onsite info-share and signage.
  • Additional hand sanitiser dispensers will be located around PCEC and the AOG show floor (including at entry points, customer service desks, throughout main corridors and public areas).
  • Awareness and training to all staff and associates on standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitising/disinfection products, etc.
  • Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of stands, along with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behaviour.
  • Risk assessment process implemented and communications regarding nearby medical facilities.
  • Installing new signage onsite with general health and sanitation messaging reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations.
  • Implementing a mic change protocol in production for speakers.
  • Implementing and communicating advice to all attendees to adopt a ‘no-handshake policy’.
  • We are continuing to review our health protection activities, public health messaging, hygiene and medical control measures daily.

AOG 2020 Attendance Guidelines

  • Do not attend AOG 2020 if:
    • You have travelled to mainland China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea within the last 14 days.
    • You or anyone you know has been in contact with a confirmed (Coronavirus) COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.
    • If, on the day/s of the event you have any of the following symptoms of (Coronavirus) COVID-19;
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Sore Throat
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Nausea / Vomiting.
  • In line with official advice, we are not recommending that face masks need to be worn at PCEC.
  • In line with official advice, we advise against handshakes and hugs at the event.

Recommendations to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like (Coronavirus) COVID-19:

The following guidelines are set out in accordance with the WHO and the Australian Government:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough or is sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
  • If you have any concerns that you may get caught up in an inbound or outbound quarantine, or are feeling unwell, you may want to reconsider your attendance at the event.

We urge our exhibitors and visitors to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by The Australian Department of Health and the World Health Organisation .

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What are the first signs of infection of (Coronavirus) COVID-19?

Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show after a person has been infected.

What if I have concerns about recent development of symptoms onsite?

Our central point of contact will be at the Organisers office, which is always staffed during show hours.

What happens if detection occurs?

Once detection has occurred event security in consultation with Diversified Communications will notify venue security and PCEC Operations Manager who will escort the individual to the first aid room for isolation. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be called to discuss further actions on 1300 651 160.

In the case of a potential symptomatic individual, Emergency 000 would be notified first before proceeding to a hospital or centre for disease control. A full list of medical facilities nearby will be available at the organiser’s office or the venue.

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