devopsdays Birmingham, UK - Covid

Covid Precautions

DevOps Days Birmingham Conference is an inclusive event to celebrate and explore the great technical talent across the region, so we don’t want you spending the day anxious about covid, we want you to be having fun! To ensure the event is as safe as possible for all in attendance we are taking the following precautions and ask that you help us by cooperating with them.

On arrival at the event

When you arrive we will do the following:

Check your temperature

We will do this by using a “thermometer gun,” a device that is equipped with an infrared sensor that can quickly measure surface temperature without making any contact with a person’s skin.

Ask you to provide proof of at least two Covid vaccinations

You can do this via the paper card you carry in your wallet or by showing us your digital “NHS Covid Pass”. To get the NHS Covid Pass you’ll need to register on the NHS App and download it to your phone ahead of time. To register, the process takes around 5-10 mins but it can take up to 24 hours for the NHS to process so please do this ahead of time. You can then save the pass into your digital wallet for easy access. International attendees should provide an equivalent certification from their country. If you have medical reasons why you have not been vaccinated please let the volunteers know. We understand there will need to be exemptions for some cases.

Prove you have had a negative result on a lateral flow test in the last 24-48 hours We would like you to do this by entering your negative result at https://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/report-result/login-choice. From this you will receive an email or text message to confirm your negative result, which we would like you to show us upon arrival. If you cannot prove a negative lateral flow result we will have a testing area at the venue where you will be asked to do one in real time before joining the conference. Please bear in mind this will take 30 mins as a minimum so arrive early! We may have a limited number of tests available and therefore ask you to conduct your own before arriving if at all possible.

Ask you to choose a wrist band.

The wrist band will indicate if you are socially distancing or not.

Red band: Please keep your distance.
Green band: I’m not socially distancing.

We thank you in advance for being respectful about peoples choices around their social distancing requirements.

Throughout the conference

It is not a socially distanced conference so there is no requirement for you to keep your distance from your friends, but please be respectful of others who may want to keep their distance.

Face mask wearing will be optional, depending on your comfort levels.

We will provide hand sanitiser around the venue for use throughout the day

Thank you for your patience

These additional checks will mean it takes a little longer to check you in than we would usually like, but hope you understand we are taking these precautions so that everyone feels safe and relaxed and can enjoy the event.

Changes

We may need to amend these policies due to local or national guidance or legislation. We will be in touch prior to the event to confirm the COVID requirements.