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Covid-19 FAQs

CRU Events will be following the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and the hotel’s guidelines to promote a healthy environment that is as safe as possible for all involved at the conference.  

Please note it is a condition of entry to the live conference that all delegates must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination OR prior infection within 6 months but less than 14 days of the conference. 

Currently the German and EU authorities are only recognising the following vaccines:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (2 doses required)
  • Moderna (2 doses required)
  • AstraZeneca (2 does required)
  • Jannsen/Johnson & Johnson (1 dose required) 

However, additional information on approved vaccines should be checked here  

You can also access the following vaccine approval tool for the Schengen area here

We advise all delegates attending the event to seek independent travel advice before travelling, the information provided in this FAQ is for guidance only. Please be advised that risk of exposure to COVID 19 exists in any event or public space including the CRU Nitrogen + Syngas Conference 2022. By attending the conference, you acknowledge the inherent risks and as a condition of entering the conference you agree to abide by applicable health guidelines. At the time of writing (21 October 2021) our guidelines are as follows:

Before you travel:

  • Review any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for Europe or Germany
  • For information about vaccinations accepted for entry into Germany please click here 
  • As above, it is a condition of entry that all delegates are fully vaccinated and/or proof of prior infection within 6 months but less than 14 days of the conference. 
  • In addition, we recommend that delegates follow ECDC/BMG guidelines on taking a COVID test before attending the event
  • We will communicate the ECDC/BMG advice to you via email regularly in the weeks leading up to the event dates
  • By attending CRU Nitrogen + Syngas Conference 2022 you confirm that: you are not currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, as identified by the ECDC; you have not knowingly been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine; and that you are not under any self-quarantine order  
We advise all customers to seek foreign travel advice from their own country and to follow any government guidelines on travel restrictions and requirements for visiting Germany.

At the conference:

  • Face coverings will not be mandatory at the event, as all delegates will need to provide proof of vaccine/prior infection status, both before the event and on-site. As such the use of face coverings is a matter of personal preference.  
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the venue including at the registration desk and at the entrance to the conference auditorium
  • Hygiene and cleaning of the venue will be performed regularly throughout the event. For details on additional measures the conference hotel is taking, please click here

If you become ill, or test positive during the event:
  • If you test positive for Covid-19, or meet any of the ECDC or presiding local public health authority guidelines for: testing, quarantine or self-isolation, prior to or during the event; we strongly recommend you observe these measures and under no circumstances attempt to attend any part of the event
  • Please email conferences@crugroup.com for details of local testing centers or, if you test positive for COVID-19 during the event
  • In the event of a positive test, re-entry to the conference will not be permitted
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 following the event, please email: conferences@crugroup.com and follow the presiding local health authority and/or ECDC guidelines for treatment, tracing, quarantine and self-isolation

Please note: The guidelines posted here are based on information currently available regarding the behaviour and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.

CRU Events has run several live-events as we emerge from the pandemic. Here are some recent experiences from our previous live events in relation to Covid-19 protocols:

SMU Steel Summit, Atlanta, GA, August 2021
In the post-conference survey, 93% of respondents said they felt comfortable or very comfortable with the SMU / CRU protocols put in place for their safety. Here's what we did:

To indicate personal preferences for levels of face-to-face interaction, we provided colored wrist bands for all attendees to wear. The wearing of facemasks when inside the venue was encouraged, as per the recommendations of the CDC, the State of Atlanta and the venue.
Hand sanitizer stations were available throughout the venue space for the use of all attendees.

Seats in the auditorium were spaced out, and numbers limited to ensure distancing.

Lunches were served by staff, and screens placed to keep the food as hygienic as possible.

  "SMU and CRU team did a great job to organize a great event amidst of very challenging times with a health pandemic still ongoing - as in previous events the content is very relevant to the times and great speakers"
Malena Villarreal, Supply Chain Manager, Gibraltar Industries - Pacific Award Metals