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2021 Safety First Commitment

Prevention and Detection

Advanced safety and medical services are essential practices for COVID protection that are being proactively incorporated into every SME event.


Face coverings that cover the nose, mouth and chin must be worn at all times by individuals while in event spaces. Individuals may remove masks while eating or drinking in designated dining or coffee areas but will be expected to maintain social distancing.

First Aid

All SME events will have access to a qualified first aid area and a separate quarantine area if possible. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell. Local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 and any other highly contagious diseases applies.

Screening Participants

Relevant health authority guidance on screening participants applies, which may include:

  • Performing temperature checks on all participants upon entering the event venue.
  • Requiring participants to complete a survey prior to entering the event venue.

Trace and Contact

SME will attempt to assist local authorities with contact tracing efforts should it be necessary, and where laws permit.

Health and Safety

View our full 2021 Safety First Commitment