While the Cleft 2022 Local Organising Committee wholly endorses the approach that all attendees are vaccinated, this is something that we are unable to police, and therefore cannot make it mandatory. In all instances we are following current government guidance and assure you that all necessary precautions will be in place to ensure your safety. Precautions include the expectation for attendees to wear a face covering indoors unless exempt or eating and drinking. At the venue, the EICC have implemented a number of Covid-safe protocols to ensure your safety including:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitising all high touchpoints
  • Hand sanitising units are available throughout the venue
  • Toilets will be checked and cleaned on an increased basis throughout the event
  • All staff will be wearing face masks unless medically exempt

We ask that all attendees are considerate and respectful of others needs and wishes which may not mirror their own.

We recommend that all delegates take out the necessary travel insurance prior to travel, there are now a number of policies that include Covid-19 cover.

We would also like to reassure you that if anyone attending the conference does test positive for Covid-19, the Local Organising Committee will provide them with direct support and guidance through the necessary steps to take.

For more information on visiting the EICC safely click here.

For the latest UK government guidance click here.

Please note that the guidelines in Edinburgh, Scotland are different from those in England.

The Cleft 2022 website also has a page devoted to travelling to Scotland and latest Covid-19 guidance, click here.