An Important Message About Security Canada East, Security Canada Alberta and Security Canada Ottawa
The health and well-being of our members, partners, and event participants is our highest priority. We have been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Government of Canada closely. Based on recent announcements limiting gatherings of more than 250 participants, our venues have advised that we must postpone our Security Canada East trade show (that was scheduled for April 22, 2020) at the Sheraton Laval in Laval, Québec, our Security Canada Alberta trade show (that was scheduled for May 6, 2020) at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta and also our Security Canada Ottawa trade show (that was scheduled for May 27, 2020) at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The new dates for these three shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
All other Security Canada trade shows are proceeding as planned at this time, and we will provide additional information as the situation evolves.
As a Security Canada trade show participant, your health and safety are paramount. With the exception of Security Canada East, all other shows are proceeding as scheduled; however, heightened awareness around influenza and COVID-19 has prompted us to implement some important policies for your comfort and wellness:
- If you have had any flu-like symptoms (fever and cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose) or have experienced vomiting and/or diarrhea within two weeks prior to a Security Canada show, we ask that you please do not attend. Due to the current coronavirus situation, we are unable to make any exceptions. If sickness prevents you from attending, please contact your travel provider to change your travel plans.
Security Canada is:
- Closely monitoring the cities in which our shows are taking place. We will provide updates as appropriate.
- Requesting that all participants evaluate their own health and that of those they’re in close contact with. We encourage all participants that are sick or showing symptoms of illness to stay home.
- Requiring participants to follow the guidance of the CDC for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
- Implementing a “No Handshake” policy and requiring that all participants wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Providing sanitizers and wipe-downs for all microphones and speaker monitors.
- Having hand sanitizers readily available to all participants at the registration area.