Sep 12 – 14, 2022
Europe/Dublin timezone

Health & Safety

Linux Plumbers Conference 2022 Health & Safety policy

Updated: August 18 2022

The health and safety of all participants, the hotel staff, and the people of Dublin is a key priority for the Linux Plumbers Conference 2022 committee.

As of April 1st 2022, the Irish Department of Health has ended all COVID-19 restrictions and the city of Dublin and the venue, the Clayton Hotel do not have additional restrictions in place at this time.

Please be aware that the following policy is the minimum requirement while noting that the committee continues to monitor the environment and may implement more stringent requirements as the conference approaches.

All participants should be mindful and respectful of others’ health choices.

Mask Mandate

While many municipalities’ mask mandates have been lifted, at this time masks will still be required to be worn at the event.

Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth and must be made of a tight-knit, non-permeable material. KN95 or N95 masks are recommended. Cloth masks are acceptable. Bandanas, scarves, and gators are not permitted to be used as masks. 

Masks do not need to be worn when in outdoor spaces and while actively eating food and beverage indoors when socially distanced from others. Speakers are not required to wear masks while presenting talks.

Vaccine Requirement

Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks (14 full days) after the final dose (1 of 1, or 2 of 2) of a government-approved vaccine.

Accepted Vaccines

Only vaccines approved for emergency or full use by the World Health Organization fulfill our vaccine requirement. View the most up-to-date list of accepted vaccines here

On-Site Vaccine Verification
Participants will need to show proof of vaccination and a government-issued photo id to enter the event. The following are acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination: 

Approved Forms of COVID Vaccination:

  • Government-issued or government-compliant digital vaccination verification app (such as Clear or VaxYes)
  • Physical (or digital photocopy of) COVID-19 vaccination card, record or certificate issued by a government agency, public health agency or other authorized vaccine provider (a photo will also suffice).

If proof of vaccination does not include a QR code, then the record must show the name of the vaccinated individual along with one other personal identifier (such as date of birth or passport number), name of manufacturer for vaccine received, and date(s) of vaccination. It must also include the name of the official source issuing the record (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider).

Onsite Health & Safety Measures

Please expect some, if not all, to be in place at 2022 in-person events as well. 

  • Vaccine requirement 
  • Mask mandate while indoors and not actively eating and drinking
  • Event signage indicating required health and safety protocols 
  • Rigorous onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points including cleaning of each badge check-in station between participants
  • Sanitized microphones between each speaker’s use
  • Plentiful sanitation stations onsite 
  • Personal hand sanitizer bottles and wipes available for participants

Wearable Indicators of Social Distance Comfort Levels

We will provide a wearable indicator of social distance comfort levels for event participants to wear onsite (optional but encouraged). Participants are asked to be respectful of each other’s comfort level on social distance.

This list, and all protocols, are subject to change as the fluid COVID-19 situation changes. 

Measures by the venue

From the hotel’s website: “These procedures have been developed in conjunction with direction from the HSE (Ireland), NHS (UK) & World Health Organisation and include:

  • Daily hotel team briefings to ensure enhanced operational protocols.

  • New operational measures across all departments.

  • Increased frequency of cleaning in all areas & an additional sterilisation process.

  • Covid Compliance Officers in all hotels.

  • Provision of alcohol-based sanitisers throughout our hotels.”

From the hotel’s website: “We continue to take guidance from the HSE (Ireland), NHS (UK) on any further recommended restrictions. Changes to our services include:

  • Online check-in and online check-out for contactless experience.

  • Detailed pre-stay email and welcome information.

  • Protective screens at hotel and leisure centre reception desks.

  • Our staff continue to wear masks.

  • Touch point cleaning, extra disinfection of high touch areas including door handles, light switches, sockets and remote control.

  • De-clutter in-room amenities including guest directory, paper and pens.

  • Room charge option for meals and drinks in our restaurants, room service and click & collect services.”

From the hotel’s website: “If you would like to request a copy of any of our hotels Covid19 Risk Assessments please email info@claytonhotels.com mentioning which hotels policy you would like to receive.”

More information

Links to sources informing this policy:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/covid19/public_health_measures_for_covid19.html

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3361b-public-health-updates/

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/

https://covid-19.geohive.ie/ 

https://assets.gov.ie/198622/40fa1b13-1986-45b6-90a2-73b968c89f50.pdf

https://www.claytonhotels.com/keep-safe/?utm_medium=direct

https://www.claytonhotels.com/keep-safe/frequently-asked-questions/