Latest developments around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Because the circulation of the COVID-19 virus and its variants remains active (the figures of the pandemic can be consulted on the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), any entry into France and any exit from our territory is regulated.
Since 9 June 2021, as part of the strategy to reopen French borders and the decree of 7 June 2021, a classification of countries/territories has been defined and regularly updated by the government according to the health situation.
To follow in real time the evolution of the classification of countries/territories established by the French Government, you can regularly consult the France Diplomatie website.
The French authorities require the presentation of a health pass to access the event in Rennes, which consists of the digital or paper presentation of one of the following three proofs:
- Vaccination, provided that people have a complete vaccination schedule, i.e. :
More details on the French Government website.
Without a valid health pass, the participant will not be admitted to the event even if he/she presents an entry ticket. The verification of the conformity of the certificate does not allow access to or storage of the participants' medical data.
In order to ensure our participants a congress adapted to the sanitary situation, preserving the health of all, the organising committee undertakes to respect the French Sanitary Protocol for Professional Events (congresses and company seminars, fairs and exhibitions). Here is the translated official protocol:
1. Rules applicable from 19 May to 8 June (phase 1)
From 19 May to 8 June, only type L venues with a seating capacity (congresses and company seminars) can receive the public. In order to guarantee the respect of physical distances, a reinforced gauge is temporarily put in place. This gauge corresponds to 35% of the maximum number of people allowed in type L public reception establishments, as set out in the fire and panic safety regulations.
2. Rules applicable from 9 June to 29 June (phase 2)
The organisation of the flow of the public outside and inside the establishments must make it possible to limit crossings and social interactions.
The installation of the stands and the configuration of the aisles must make it possible to respect social distancing measures and barrier gestures.
The organiser must provide information on attendance and attendance history before and during the event by all means (website, etc.). Where possible, a traffic flow is set up, with a separate entrance and exit. This direction of traffic may be the subject of a traffic plan drawn up by the organiser of the fair or exhibition.
The organiser of the congress, fair or exhibition appoints a "COVID-19" referent in charge of implementing the health protocol for the event for which he is responsible. This referent will be the main contact person in the event of a health inspection or investigation by the health authorities.
Each exhibitor and service provider must also designate a Covid-19 referent for the activity that concerns them.
Encouraging the use of the "Tous-anti-covid" mobile app
Organisers of congresses, fairs and exhibitions must invite visitors to download and activate the "Tous AntiCovid" application when they enter the exhibition hall or the establishment.
Ventilation and cleaning of the premises
Organisers of congresses, trade fairs and exhibitions shall ensure that the usual rules of hygiene are observed, in particular for the cleaning of surfaces and the ventilation of premises.
In particular, the premises should be ventilated by natural or mechanical ventilation in working order, avoiding directing the flow towards visitors and favouring, where possible, ventilation of the room from two separate points (door and window, for example), which should ideally be carried out continuously if conditions permit, at least several minutes every hour.
The measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air should also be encouraged, as soon as establishments are equipped with measuring instruments. This measurement should be carried out at significant points in the traffic flow.