2022 Victorian Orthopaedic Foundation Inaugural ASM

COVID-19 Safe

As the Australian government builds a COVID Safe Australia, everyone must continue to practise physical distancing and good hygiene, and stay at home if you are sick. By registering as an Onsite delegate, you agree to abide by the Australian and State government COVID Restrictions at the time which may include social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitisation and scanning the QR code on arrival to the conference. The venue is capped due to Government Restrictions.

VIC VOF is committed to protecting the health and safety of AOA members and delegates attending the VIC VOF subsequently we are taking a number of pre-cautions in order to keep you safe whilst attending the event. The venue has provided their COVID-19 safe plan, which adheres to the relevant VIC State Government guidelines. VIC VOF is committed to adhering to the venue’s COVID-19 safe plan. 

COVID-19 events vaccination policy

Please review the 'AOA vaccination requirement at AOA scientific meetings and events policy' before registering for this event. The policy details AOA's requirement for all scientific meetings and events that attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19, and notes that relevant meetings and events will be held in a hybrid model to facilitate attendance by unvaccinated people.

In order to attend the VIC VOF, the policy states attendees are required to;

  • Adhere to any state or federal government COVID-19 requirements that may be in force in the jurisdiction where the event is being held; 
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; 
  • Be able to produce proof of vaccination when requested at the venue

As general advice for those registering now for the VIC VOF, you will not be permitted to attend the meeting if:

  • You have the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste, please do not enter the venue. Get tested and quarantine at home until you receive your test results.
  • You are unwell with any other COVID-19 symptoms (you can use the healthdirect COVID-19 restriction checker tool here).
  • You are currently in a period of self-isolation following a positive COVID-19 test
  • You are unwell with any other COVID-19 symptoms (you can use the healthdirect COVID-19 restriction checker tool here).

If you have any queries regarding COVID-19 in relation to this meeting please contact events@aoa.org.au