HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

We are excited to welcome you back to Bar Convent Brooklyn

Updated: August 18, 2021

We all need to work together to keep our industry safe. Show management asks that you review the protocols below and our health and safety requirements and ensure you can comply with them in full.

In accordance with the NYC Mayor’s Executive Order we have revised our admission protocols for BCB. Everyone in attendance –visitors, exhibitors, vendors, media, speakers and staff MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED TO BE GRANTED ADMISSION TO BAR CONVENT BROOKLYN.

Show management reserves the right to remove any individual who is not in compliance with the requirements.

Vaccination Requirements

Everyone will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend and participate at BCB Brooklyn and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry. “Fully vaccinated” means the date of the event you are attending must be:

  • at least 14 days after your second dose (must have been administered on or by August 3, 2021) to attend on August 17 or (must have been administered on or by August 4, 2021) to attend on August 18 of a FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • at least 14 days after your single dose (must have been administered on or by August 3, 2021) to attend on August 17 or (must have been administered on or by August 4, 2021) to attend on August 18 of a FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (or test for those seeking medical exceptions). Guests can display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy of their vaccination card. New York State residents or anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov).

Very limited exceptions may be granted due to a disability. CUSTOMERS MUST request and receive A WRITTEN accommodation approval IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL AT THE VENUE and will be required to provide proof of at least one of the following, in addition to properly wearing a mask at all times while inside the building except while seated when eating or drinking. 

All written accommodation requests must be emailed to Jackie Williams. Requests are not deemed approved until you have received written approval from BCB Management. Please note, a request for an accommodation does not guarantee approval. AND you must also provide the direct proof from your healthcare provider of:

  • negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time, or
  • negative lab PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

Exhibitor representatives in receipt of an accommodation will not be permitted to pour or serve.

Everyone is required to wear an approved face covering while inside at BCB Brooklyn. All face coverings must fit properly and snuggly, fully covering your nose and mouth, and secure under your chin. Face coverings with exhalation valves, bandanas, neck gaitors, mesh materials or with holes are not permitted. Face coverings may be removed for eating and drinking and will not be required outdoors. 

Additional Requirements

Everyone must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport confirming the participant is over the age of 21 and the name on the photo ID must match the name on the document(s) listed above.

HEALTH & SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Please ensure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to New York. Visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home for information.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including Bar Convent Brooklyn. Prior to purchasing a ticket for and attending Bar Convent Brooklyn, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention and the Terms of Service for Participation in the Event. By attending Bar Convent Brooklyn, you acknowledge this inherent risk and, as a condition of entering Bar Convent Brooklyn, you acknowledge, understand and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:

  • that you will abide by all Bar Convent Brooklyn health-and-safety requirements;
  • that you are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at CDC.gov, including, but not limited to:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • that prior to attending Bar Convent Brooklyn you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine;
  • that you are not under any self-quarantine orders; and
  • that you are either:
    • fully vaccinated, meaning at the time you are attending the Event it has been at least fourteen (14) days since:
      • your second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series approved by the FDA or by the WHO, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or
      • your single dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA or by the WHO, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
    • not fully vaccinated, solely due to a disability; provided however, that in order to be admitted into the Event, all unvaccinated individuals MUST be approved for an accommodation in advance, must properly wear an approved face covering at all times while inside the Venue, except while seated when eating or drinking (i.e. you must be seated when your mask is removed to eat/drink), and comply with the testing requirement outlined on our show website or provided to you at admission.  Please note that Show Management reservices the right to deny admission to any individual.

All FULLY VACCINATED attendees MUST provide each of the following to Management prior to entry into the Event:

  • a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport; and
  • proof of vaccination directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (whether a physical copy or on a smartphone) OR through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov).

Please do not enter Bar Convent Brooklyn, Brooklyn Expo Center or Greenpoint Terminal if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at Bar Convent Brooklyn you do not meet all of the above criteria, you and those in your traveling party or group (which may include your exhibiting company) will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave Brooklyn Expo Center or Greenpoint Terminal at the sole discretion of show management.

Please note: The guidelines in this health and safety acknowledgement are based on information currently available regarding the behavior 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.

FAQs

We will be accepting proof-of-vaccination for all FDA and WHO-approved vaccines. If your proof-of-vaccination is not in English, please follow signage for assistance at your time of entry.

Yes. Everyone is required to wear an approved face covering while indoors at BCB Brooklyn. All face coverings must fit properly and snuggly, fully covering your nose and mouth, and secure under your chin. Face coverings with exhalation valves, bandanas, neck gaitors, mesh materials or with holes are not permitted. Face coverings may be removed while eating or drinking and are not required outdoors. 

Accommodations may be provided in limited circumstances and only where approved in advance. To request an accommodation or for additional questions regarding accessibility, please e-mail us at inquiry@barconventbrooklyn.com.. Please note that guests who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear an approved face covering at all times while inside the building except while eating or drinking when seated.

  • Contactless options will be available for transactions upon entry and for in-venue purchases.
  • All auditorium ventilation systems have been upgraded to the highest quality available for the units. 
  • EPA approved cleaning products are used along with rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol will be available throughout the venue.
  • Signage and recommendations promoting health & safety best practices will be posted at entry and in common areas.

If you have any questions, please contact the BCB Brooklyn team