Event planners respond to Covid-19 threat

Additional Information

As the world reacts to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the events industry is acting quickly to respond - announcing cancellations of major events involving crowds of 250 people or more, and updating the public about new protocols. 


QueensEvents.ca will continue to update our calendar daily so you can see which local events will be happening and which will be cancelled. 


If you are planning an event at Queen's or in Kingston, please email queensevents@live.ca or Instagram @queensevents to let us know if your event is going ahead as planned or if you will be cancelling, so we can inform the public on your behalf. 


Important Links:


  • Queensu.ca Covid-19 page is updated daily:  https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/ 
  • WATCH: Dr. David Walker, Special Advisor to the Principal on Planning and Preparation for COVID-19, talks about staying safe during March 2020 St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Read more on the Queen's Gazette


For Event Planners:


"Meeting Professionals International has launched a current Coronavirus page and a series of webinars and educational offerings to overcome these sometimes-challenging scenarios." More info below.

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Event Safety and Security Toolkit

 The Essential Guide to Safety and Security provides a comprehensive overview of important planning components, assessment tools and implementation strategies for safety and security planning and operations at meeting and event venues and lodging facilities. The video and articles on the site will help ensure the next event you plan is safe.

Safety Tips for Events

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.  

Maintain Social Distancing

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Wash Your Hands Frequently

 Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.Why?  When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the novel coronavirus, if the person coughing has the disease.   

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

 Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.   

Practice Respiratory Hygiene

Practice Respiratory Hygiene

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

 Make sure you and those around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Why?  Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as the common cold, flu and the novel coronavirus.   

Stay Informed

Practice Respiratory Hygiene

Stay Informed

 Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.