As a member of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), we, Prairieland Park, are proudly adopting the protocols proposed as industry standards for expositions and trade shows in Canada.
Recognizing that each province and venue has their own specifications, this guide was created by the CAEM to outline the basic measures and considerations that are required to re-open exhibitions and trade shows safely. These guidelines will be applied in conjunction with current provincial, territorial and local legislation, regulations and policies which may evolve overtime to accommodate changes in relaunch / re-opening plans, as well as consumer confidence. It is also important to note that CAEM and Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation will periodically update this document, as new information about the virus is available or as health and safety measures are lifted, based on guidance from government and public health officials.
Protocols involving food service and related items will be discussed on a case per case basis taking into account all the relevant requirements and standards needed at the time of the event.
The health and safety of all event participants (exhibitors, attendees and workers) is a top concern amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, all parties must place an increased focus on physical distancing, as well as health, hygiene and safety in order to re-open events. When the event industry is allowed to re-open, the health and safety of all participants will be paramount, and will guide our approach, with all re-opening actions to be informed by provincial guidelines, health data and the adoption of clear measures.
Occupational Health and Safety
The recommendations in this guide constitute a set of industry specific best practice guidelines for the re-opening of the events sector in Saskatchewan. These guidelines should be used by event and trade show stakeholders as a supplement, in addition to the obligations that already exist under the Province’s existing Occupational Health and Safety Acts, including all existing resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.