University of Plymouth
Address: University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, PL4 8AA
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation,
whilst we are hopeful we will be
welcoming as many delegates as possible
to the University of Plymouth in
December, 2022, we have made the
decision to run the conference in a
hybrid format. As a result, you now have
the option to attend the conference
either in person or online.
For those attending in person, the main conference will take place at the University of Plymouth campus. Detailed location information and a map of the campus will be circulated closer to the conference date.
What you can do – While restrictions have now been lifted and large events are once again able to operate, there are measures we can all take to make EBEE 2022 safer for everyone. Vaccination provides the best protection against COVID-19, and having both doses of the vaccination can significantly reduce transmission. Therefore, and out of respect to everyone attending, we would strongly recommend those with vaccinations still outstanding should undertake these before the event if possible.
What we are doing – Social distancing is no longer a legal requirement, and would be very restrictive if introduced for EBEE. Therefore, unless guidance changes, we will not apply social distancing. However, attendance numbers will be significantly below the full capacity of lecture theatres, meaning there will be more space in the venue. However even with this measure in place, many people will be gathering together inside the venue, and sitting next to, or nearby one another, so if you would feel uncomfortable in this situation, I would advise you not to attend. Remember there is the option to attend virtually and still be part of the conference.
The University will be following government guidance in regards to the wearing of masks. These are currently discretionary, albeit expected and recommended in crowded and enclosed spaces where people come into contact with those they don’t usually meet. We will remind delegates of the latest advice, which may change from that currently issued, ahead of the conference. As things stand though, we will not enforce the wearing of masks.