COVID-19 Policy Safety Matters
To Design Matters, the safety of its attendees, speakers, and staff is a priority. Design Matters wil at all times will follow the directions and recommendations from the Japanese authorities.
The conference set up
Hand sanitizer and a face mask will be given to everyone at the beginning of the conference. But, additional face masks and hand sanitizer will be at everyone’s disposal during the rest of the day. Every seat will be positioned at a safe distance to ensure that the number of people per square metre adheres the rules.
All participants will have to maintain a safe distance even when standing or moving to a different space. Dedicated Design Matters staff will make sure that the distance between people is respected and that everyone complies to the rules. Everyone must also respect the signs indicating the direction to follow – e.g. on the stairs.
Do not show up if you have symptoms of illness and you have been in areas where there may be a potential risk of infection. We ask all participants, speakers, and staff to get tested for COVID-19 before attending the event. The people who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed at the event.
In addition to the mandatory requirements from the authorities, Design Matters will also:
– provide an outdoor area to be used for breaks
– provide a spacious lunch area, possibly outdoors
– have dedicated Design Matters staff who will disinfect seats and surfaces regularly
– store jackets and other personal belongings in a separate wardrobe room where only dedicated Design Matters staff are allowed, to make sure the room is never crowded and all items are touched only when necessary
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Design Matters Team