Canadian Exhibition Industry Safe Reopening Guidelines – Health & Safety

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an Exhibition Recovery Taskforce was created by CAEM, to establish a set of proposed guidelines for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of exhibitions in Canada. The suggested measures in this guide constitute recommended reopening guidelines which allow business activities in the exhibition sector to resume, in a phased and structured approach, with clear measures to be put in place to open safely and limit health risks.

Recognizing that each province and venue has their own specifications, this guide is meant to outline the basic measures and considerations that are required to reopen exhibitions safely. These guidelines must be applied in conjunction with relevant provincial, territorial and local legislation, regulations and policies which may evolve overtime to accommodate changes in relaunch / reopening plans, as well as consumer confidence.

The proposed guidelines have been prepared in consultation and with the support of leaders across all areas of the exhibition industry. This guidance is informed by currently available scientific evidence and expert opinion, and is subject to change as new information becomes available. The guidelines also include professional oversight from infection prevention experts at Infection, Prevention and Control Canada.

See the provincial guidelines below.

British Columbia
New Brunswick 
Newfoundland Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island