WMS is closely monitoring the situation and is keeping in close contact with the local health authorities and the venue in Halifax to ensure the health and safety of all on site participants of WMS 2022 in Halifax, Canada – please read carefully before beginning your registration.
These guidelines apply to delegates and accompanying persons.
The information below is valid as of December 2021 and will be updated regularly. In-person registration follows the below guidelines as per the Canadian Government, Nova Scotia Province and Halifax Convention Centre Protocols.
Find out if you can enter Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start
Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism and to attend events, but you must:
Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet the following conditions:
For more information on requirements for exempt travellers.
People with a valid medical reason that prevents them from getting vaccinated can request an exception from the requirement to show proof of full vaccination for events and activities. Medical exceptions will only be granted in the case of a few circumstances listed in: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/COVID-19-Protocol-for-proof-full-vaccination-events-activities-en.pdf (see page 15).
People who live in Nova Scotia must ask a physician or nurse practitioner to complete and
People who live outside Nova Scotia can apply to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness for a medical exception to use in this province.
If you qualify for vaccine exemption, please contact Clare Beach [email protected] before registering to discuss the case.
Proof of full vaccination – REQUIRED DURING REGISTRATION
Original proof of full vaccination records is acceptable in digital formats or as clear photos, screenshots and photocopies. You will be required to upload your vaccination certificate during registration.
Your proof of vaccination must show all the following information to demonstrate proof of full vaccination:
During the congress you must also:
Your proof of vaccination my also be checked upon entering the venue.
The venue has agreed to approach each case individually. Generally, a signed, hand-written note from a family doctor or nurse practitioner is acceptable. In some additionally exceptional circumstances, a decision can be made between the venue and the event organiser on how to handle specific, one-off cases.
We need to be aware of these situations in advance so please inform us of any such cases after registration by emailing Clare Beach [email protected]
If you have other resources which might be helpful to fellow delegates please send us the information and relevant link.