- Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting and convention facility; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the meeting; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and the QR code to protect your personal information.
- Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another meeting attendee. In the event of an emergency, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy does not meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
- See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please say something
- Keep a close eye on your belongings at all times. Avoid leaving bags on the ground or over the back of your chair.
- Report any lost/stolen property or ID documents immediately by calling the local authorities. Promptly cancel any lost or stolen credit cards.
- Do not leave beverages unattended and do not accept food or drinks from people you do not know
- Lock your vehicle and secure any valuables
- Do not indicate your room number on your hotel key
- If you or a fellow participant require medical assistance during the event, immediately inform event staff or in the event of an emergency Dial 999 (or 112).
- Carry documentation of medications, allergies, and blood type. Wear your medical alert bracelet if you have one.
- Follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at the event:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain social distancing (1 meter/3 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth with flexed elbow or tissue. Throw tissue into closed bin immediately after use.
- If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
- Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.
- If you hear an alarm, please evacuate the facility immediately in a calm and orderly fashion. Pay close attention to your surroundings.
- Follow all directions from emergency personnel and event staff.
Below finds the contact information of a hospital with emergency rooms closest to our event as well as the nearest urgent care. If you are venturing outside of the event venue, please note that there may be closer hospitals. In an emergency, always contact emergency services immediately by dialing 999 (or 112).
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
1345 Govan Rd,
Glasgow G51 4TF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 141 201 1100
For minor injuries, including broken bones, sprains, minor burns and cuts that need stitches, please call the non-emergency number urgent care line on 111 and ask for Minor Injury Unit. The nearest Minor Injury Unit to the event venue is:
New Victoria Hospital
55 Grange Rd,
Glasgow, G42 9LL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 141 201 6000
Open: 9am-9pm, 7 days