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Since August 1, 2020, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can find this form here

Current information about the Covid-19 situation and travel advice can be found here.

We are doing everything we can to make the event as safe as possible and will also adapt to the measures in force at that time. 

Please stay home if you show any signs or symptoms, even when you're vaccinated. 

Covid Safe Ticket

Knowledge for Growth 2021 takes place both online and on-site at ICC Ghent. For the on-site gathering on Tuesday 28 September, we have chosen to make it a Covid Safe Event. This means that, once inside, you will be able to learn, discover and connect safely, without worries. However, to get inside, you will need to folllow these directions: 

Knowledge for Growth will be a COVID SAFE EVENT. This implies that every visitor older than 12 years, will have to present a valid ticket, a COVID SAFE TICKET and a proof of identification.

What is the Covid Safe Ticket?

The Covid Safe Ticket certifies that you are 'negative' for Covid-19, that you do not present a risk to the rest of the public, that you will not infect anyone on site. This Covid Safe Ticket is personal and consultable via a QR-Code.

For people who aren’t residing in Belgium, this is the European digital certificate available at national level.

Conditions for a valid COVID SAFE TICKET?

  1. Vaccination.

You are considered to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second injection of a 2-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or Astrazeneca) or the injection of a 1-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).

  1. Test

    • A PCR test with a negative result that has been taken less than 48h before the conference. (Day of test + 2 Days = OK)

    • An antigen test (RAT) with a negative result that has been taken less than 24h before the conference. (Day of test + 1 Day = OK)

The two free PCR tests to which Belgians are entitled are also valid for participating in an event such as Knowledge for Growth. A free PCR test must be requested maximum 10 days before the test itself. All info here.

  1. A COVID-19 recovery certificate.

This certificate shows that you are cured of Covid-19 after a previous positive test that was more than 10 days old and less than 6 months old.

ATTENTION:

  • Self-tests are not valid.

  • If the result of your test is positive, do not come over.

  • If you do not have a valid Covid Safe Ticket, do not come over.

  • If you are in quarantine after returning from a red zone, stay in quarantine!

  • If you feel bad and you have symptoms of Covid-19, take a test. Positive? Do not come over!

How do I obtain the Covid Safe ticket?

The conference doesn’t provide your Covid Safe Ticket. The conference does not test at the entrance.

  1. For people with a smartphone: download the CovidSafeBE application on covidsafe.be or via your smartphone store. Activation of this application requires connection to eHealth or Itsme. Tip: don't do it the day before.
     

  2. For people who do not have a smartphone: the Covid Safe Ticket can be downloaded online in PDF format and then printed, via mijngezondheid.be
     

  3. For people who do not have a smartphone and are fully vaccinated: possibility of postal delivery of the vaccination certificate via the following regional call centers:
    Wallonia: +32 71/31 34 93
    Brussels: +32 2/214 19 19
    Flanders: +32 78/78 78 50

Covid Safe ticket Control


COVID SCAN: Your Covid Safe Ticket will be scanned at the entrance to the conference. You will also be required to provide identification to ensure that your Covid Safe Ticket matches your identity. For people not residing in Belgium, we will scan your national application on which you will have previously downloaded a valid Covid Safe Ticket.

In this control area, the sanitary measures in force (wearing a mask, distance, disinfection of the hands, etc.) still apply.

With a valid Covid Safe Ticket, you will be able to enter the “Safe Zone”. In this area, the risk of Covid-19 contamination will therefore be extremely reduced. In this area, wearing a mask, social distancing etc. are not mandatory.

Every time you leave the conference, you will have to go through the Covid Safe Ticket control again at the entrance.

Positive test just before the conference?


If you test positive for Covid-19 less than 48 hours (PCR) or 24 hours (RAT) before your visit, we invite you not to come to the conference entrance, but we will refund your entry.

Even if you have an entrance ticket, you will not be able to get in.

To request a refund of your Full Access conference ticket, you will need to send us an email to events@flanders.bio. Please note: This email must contain your full contact details (last name + first name + telephone + email), your registration number, your bank account number and proof of your positive PCR-test. No other reason for reimbursement will be accepted.

Attention:

The costs of obtaining certificates and/or tests shall be borne entirely by the conference attendee and may never be recovered in part or in full from the organisation.

Inability or unwillingness to present a valid, officially recognised (digital) certificate, as specified above, does not entitle the holder to cancellation, compensation or reimbursement, regardless of whether they are in possession of a valid entry ticket.

It is each individual visitor's responsibility to know and comply with the most recent and applicable rules, regulations and guidelines concerning the conference visit at all times, as well as to check them on the conference's official website before each entry to the festival: https://knowledgeforgrowth.be/.

By agreeing to the General Terms and Conditions, you, as a consumer, explicitly and unconditionally declare that you have taken note of and agree with this information about the Covid measures.

In the case of cancellation of the event, the ticket price, excluding service and administration fees, will be refunded to the person or company that issued the order.

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