This is the fourth version of the NZPCN 2022 conference COVID-19 protocol and we will continue to alter the protocol as government recommendations and infection levels around the country change. The government’s current COVID-19 protection framework has no specific actions that pertain to an event like our conference.
The NZPCN conference committee has opted to contact all conference participants with a wellness reminder 72 hours before the conference commences. We will be asking all participants to consider staying home and not attending the conference if they are unwell in any way. Any last-minute cancellations due to illness will be fully refunded. Additionally, we encourage all conference participants to take a RAT test 24 hours before arriving at the conference.
As per our conference code of conduct, we are dedicated to creating a positive, supportive and rewarding experience for everyone involved in this conference. We ask you to look out for one another and contribute towards a safe environment where people are treated with dignity and respect, feel comfortable and encouraged, feel their opinions are valued, and can speak without fear. Be conscientious about how your actions and comments might be perceived or misunderstood by others. There are a multitude of COVID-19 related attitudes and behaviours held by New Zealanders, we ask you to extend our code of conduct to these. Please respect conference participants who wish to wear masks or maintain social distancing during the conference if that is their preference.
Noho ora mai,
Alex Fergus, Jesse Bythell and Jo Smith.