COVID-19 POLICY

CCCS COVID-19 Policy and Vaccination Passport Requirements

As intensivists, we have upheld the highest standards of preventative and protective behaviour with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic since the very beginning. We guarantee that we will continue to uphold these standards at the first national meeting for intensivists and the CCCS.

The top priority of the CCCS is to create a safe environment to resume in-person learning. Please be assured that the CCCS is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure that our face-to-face meeting is safe. For that to happen, proper protocol for COVID-19 will have to be strictly followed by our CCCS organizers, and delegates.

To attend the 2022 CCCR you will be required to be triple vaccinated and adhere to strict masking policies. The CCCS will strictly enforce this policy for all delegates despite health protocols in Ontario being relaxed at the time of the review course. It is up to you to ensure that your vaccination status is up to date and that you have proof of vaccination which will be required during check-in at the CCCR registration desk.  The CCCS cannot be held responsible for delegates who are denied access due to incorrect vaccination status, proof of vaccination and/or failure to comply with onsite safety protocols. See below for further details.

Before You Arrive

  • Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, and your region of origin.
  • Ensure you are triple vaccinated and have the documentation required for onsite check-in at the conference registration desk (government-issued photo ID along with a QR code).
  • Ensure you have backup copies of proof of vaccine in the event a device is lost in transit or malfunctioning (i.e., printed hard copy or email to yourself).
  • It is strongly recommended that you take a rapid test prior to departure and only travel provided that you have achieved a negative result and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. We recommend that you use a self-assessment tool like this one: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
  • Stay home if you feel sick or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.

Last Minute Cancellations Due to Symptoms of COVID-19

We understand that last-minute cancellations may occur due to symptoms of COVID-19, a positive diagnosis and/or requirement to quarantine due to close contact. In this circumstance, please contact registration@secretariatcentral.com. Please be aware that airline and hotel cancellation policies and any related charges are not the responsibility of CCCS.

When Onsite at CCCR

  • Wear a clean, dry, properly fitting 3 layer medical-grade mask that covers your mouth, nose and chin at all times unless at designated spaces at designated times for eating and drinking. Cloth masks will not be allowed.
  • The CCCS cannot control regulations beyond what is enforced at a Provincial level, for those who fall outside of the delegates and Chairs in attendance and Secretariat staff.
  • Follow safety guidelines provided by the local health authorities, and the safety protocols of the venue and CCCS.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and/or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Delegates who experience symptoms or start to feel ill onsite should quarantine immediately. Contact CCCS at registration@secretariatcentral.com to receive instructions on next steps. All health concerns will be handled discretely.
  • If an individual fails to comply with the requirements established by the CCCS Board, venue and/or province leading up to or at any time during CCCR, they will be refused entry and/or required to leave.

After CCCR

Please report a positive COVID-19 test to organizers within 48 hours of the end of the CCCR to registration@secretariatcentral.com.

Delegates assume any risk associated with travel and attending the CCCR by registering, agree that the CCCS cannot be held liable if a delegate, speaker or attendee is exposed to COVID-19.

About the Association

The Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) is the National Specialty Society, representing Adult and Paediatric Critical Care Medicine physicians in Canada. The practice of Critical Care Medicine in Canada is multidisciplinary and CCCS members hold base specialty certification in anaesthesia, medicine, paediatrics, emergency medicine or surgery and some surgical subspecialties such as cardiac surgery and neurosurgery.

Contact Us

Email: cccs@secretariatcentral.com
Phone: 1-905-604-0166 Ext. 222 & 240
Address: 20 Crown Steel Dr. Unit #6, Markham, ON L3R 9X9

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