HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO BAR CONVENT BROOKLYN

Following amended New York State guidelines, and to ensure the most successful tasting experience possible at Bar Convent Brooklyn, we have updated our event protocols and health and safety requirements. We look forward to welcoming participants to BCB who meet the following requirements:

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

  • at least 14 days after your second dose of a FDA or WHO approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or 
  • at least 14 days after your single dose of a FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

The only exception is for or those who need reasonable accommodations due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Those who need reasonable accommodations due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief also must 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:

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

Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (or test for those seeking medical or religious 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).

Please note that these requirements are for everyone in attendance –visitors, exhibitors, vendors, media, speakers and staff are expected to comply to our health and safety 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:

o   Fever or chills

o   Cough

o   Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

o   Fatigue

o   Muscle or body aches

o   Headache

o   New loss of taste or smell

o   Sore throat

o   Congestion or runny nose

o   Nausea or vomiting

o   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:

o   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.

o   not fully vaccinated, solely due to a disability or a sincerely held religious belief; provided however, that in order to be admitted into the Event, all unvaccinated individuals 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). By not wearing an approved face covering while at the Event, you certify that you are fully vaccinated, as described above.

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).

All attendees who are NOT fully vaccinated 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 a negative result from a healthcare provider that performed one of the following tests (whether a physical copy or on a smartphone):

o   a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within 6 hours of entering the Venue, or

o   a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entering the Venue.

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 event 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.

Vaccinated guests may choose to wear a face covering but are not required to do so. 

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