WordCamp Birmingham Updates COVID-19 Protocols Amid Omicron Surge, WordCamp Europe Still Planning for In-Person Event

WordCamp Birmingham Updates COVID-19 Protocols Amid Omicron Surge, WordCamp Europe Still Planning for In-Person Event

Posted by WP Tavern on January 6, 2022 at 2:46 pm
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WordCamp organizers are responding to community concerns this week, as the more highly transmissible Omicron variant surges in many locations around the world. With WordCamp Birmingham less than a month away, the event’s COVID precautions came under greater scrutiny this week, as organizers work to adapt to the changing pandemic landscape. Yesterday, the event’s masking policy stated “Masks are required for entry and preferred throughout the event,” setting off a heated conversation on Twitter. I see wordcamp central is following the cdc laissez -faire style of recommendations…. “Masks are required for entry and preferred throughout the event.” Are you freakin kidding?? This is totally irresponsible. #wpyall— Lucy Beer (@webtw) January 4, 2022 WordCamp Birmingham has since updated its COVID-19 safety protocols to require masks inside the venue except when eating or drinking: Stay at home if you feel even a tiny bit sick.Temperature checks for entry on both days.Masks will be required while inside our venue except when actively eating or drinking. Attendees are also required to be vaccinated, or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 3 months, or have recently tested negative. It doesn’t state any specific timeframe for having tested negative. “Our original masking recommendations were published…

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