Venue

Conference Venue

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The 2022 R2R Conference is planned to be a hybrid event with a physical venue at BMA House in Central London and an online venue provided by an suitable software and high-quality audio-visual facilities.

BMA House has been accredited by Visit Britain and the Meetings Industry Association as a ‘covid-conscious’ venue, and there are a range of measures that they are able to implement. We are providing all registered delegates with full details of the precautions that we will be taking, a few days before the Conference start date. The current protocols for BMA House are shown below, but these may change as regulations and circumstances allow.

  • Requiring evidence of a recent negative Lateral Flow test.
  • Mask-wearing when moving around the building, but optional in meeting rooms.
  • Reduced maximum room capacities, and social distancing in rooms and common areas.
  • Extra ventilation in rooms.
  • Encouragement to use outside spaces for breaks.
  • Hand sanitiser stations available for use in every room.
  • Ready availability of wipes for surfaces and equipment.
  • Individually-served catering with no sharing cutlery or finger food.
  • Continuous deep cleaning and sanitation of the venue especially in high touch point areas

A COVID-19 awareness and requirements document for the Conference is available to download here.

For people unfamiliar with UK testing requirements, The lateral flow test is a simple swab of your nose and takes 15-30 minutes to get the result. The kit looks like this:

lat flow

It should be possible to get a test kit (probably a pack of 5 or 7) from almost any UK pharmacy, probably for free. You may need a ‘collect code’, which takes a couple of minutes to get online, but may not be accessible to people outside the UK. Alternatively, you can have the test done to you, fairly inexpensively.

Potentially useful links below:
https://www.boots.com/services/covid-19-testing/nhs-lateral-flow
https://lloydspharmacy.com/pages/covid-19-lateral-flow-test-kits
https://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/collect-lateral-flow-kits
https://www.boots.com/services/covid-19-testing/covid-19-lateral-flow-testing
https://lloydspharmacy.com/pages/covid-19-lateral-flow-test

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