COVID-19 delegate safety

We look forward to welcoming our conference delegation back and are committed to your health and safety, whilst attending our events. Keeping our conferences safe is a shared responsibility and we ask all participants play their part, in making the conference as safe as reasonably practical.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including the conference. Prior to registering for and attending the conference, please ensure you have read the latest guidelines for Switzerland,

To attend the 35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 you must have a COVID certificate (as per Swiss Federal Office of Public health -  This must be shown alongside an official photo ID upon entry to the Convention Centre, daily.

By attending the conference, you acknowledge this inherent risk and, as a condition of entering the conference, you acknowledge, understand and confirm that you will comply with the following guidance:

  • That you will abide by all the 35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 health-and-safety requirements;
  • That you are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at, including, but not limited to:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • That prior to attending the 35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine; and
  • That you are not under any self-quarantine order
  • That you have  a COVID certificate as per Swiss FOPH requirements (

Please do not enter the conference or the venue if you cannot confirm all of the above. If at any point during your time at the conference you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and asked to leave the conference venue, at management's sole discretion.

To reiterate, to protect the health and safety of all our conference attendees, Elsevier requires all participants to show official photo ID and their  COVID certificate to be eligible to attend.

Please make sure you have your photo ID and COVID certificate ready to be checked by security staff, prior to entering the conference venue. Entry will NOT be granted without this and no refunds will be given for failure to produce this.

Additional measures to be taken by Elsevier and the conference venue, for your safety:

  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the venue, for all conference areas (meeting rooms, exhibit areas, catering points, poster rooms and common areas.
  • Increased cleaning measures, to ensure that all high-contact areas will be frequently sanitised.
  • Compliance with venue capacity limits: We will ensure that maximum capacity limits are complied with in exhibition halls, conference spaces and food service areas.
  • Safety reminders: All participants will be regularly reminded of the conference safety measures, via the dedicated conference app.

Prior to registering for and attending the conference, please ensure you have read the latest Swiss guidelines for prevention:

Before travelling to Lausanne, Switzerland, please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories and restrictions that may be in place, for travel to the conference location: 

For information on what the conference venue is doing to keep you safe during the conference, please read here.

Finally, we are asking everyone to keep your distance where you can and respect others, who may be apprehensive returning to live events. Thank you for your co-operation, we are looking forward to returning to live conferences safely.

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