ILC 2022 FAQs
Updated: 7 January 2021
What COVID related documents to I need to have in order to enter the venue?
To enter the venue during the event, attendees, staff, visitors, and suppliers will be required to have a valid Digital COVID Certificate (be fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months or present proof of a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours).
Will I need to pay for COVID tests for the duration of the EASL event?
We are currently working with the event venue regarding the tests and will provide further information in the next update.
What additional requirements are in place for entry into England from non-EU / EU / other countries?
Please refer to this website.
If I have been in a meeting with someone who subsequently tests positive, what will I have to do?
Please contact the EASL staff who will help you to inform the local health authorities and communicate next steps.
Where can I find a testing facility near the venue?
Tests are available in pharmacies. There is one pharmacy close to the venue, more information here.
Click here to find where to collect rapid lateral flow tests. Input either the postcode of where you are staying or the venue postcode which is E16 1XL.
There are 2 testing sites in close proximity to ExCeL London - The O2 Arena and City Airport. Click here for more details on the exact locations, types of tests offered, costs and to book a test.
What happens if I test positive?
Positive results will be confirmed with an additional PCR test and managed according to the public health authorities’ protocol at the time of the event.
I am an attendee from USA. What COVID pass do I need to show?
You need to show a CDC card showing you’ve had a full course of an FDA-approved vaccine in the USA. You’ll also need to show proof of residency, such as a USA passport, visa or Green Card.
I am an international participant, how do I show my proof of COVID-19 status?
International participants can show their equivalent of the NHS COVID Pass from their country of origin. Proof of vaccination status and test results can also be demonstrated via the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted at the COVID-19 Status checks.
I am attending ILC 2022 on multiple days. Do I need to show proof of COVID-19 status every day?
Yes, checks will be carried out every day. If you are attending ILC 2022 on proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow test and it exceeds the 48-hour limit then you will need to provide additional test results.
I am travelling to England from another country. What do I need to do to be able to travel to England?
Please see all the information you need about travelling to and from England on the Government website here .
You can also find detailed information on the Government website on what you need to do to travel home after the event.
The rules will vary depending on which county you are going to.
Are face masks mandatory?
Face masks are a condition of entry. Guests will not be allowed to enter the venue unless they are wearing a suitable face covering. Socially distanced seated areas will be available for the consumption of food and drink – face coverings are not mandatory in these areas. In line with government guidance, children under the age of 11 or guests with certain medical conditions will be exempt from wearing face coverings.
What is the cleaning regime?
The Cleaning Team has new cleaning procedures that include ensuring all touch points, as well as seating in conference and meeting areas, are regularly wiped with chlorine-based cleaning fluid. All bathrooms will be allocated to a specific event and checked and maintained by a dedicated team of cleaners. Part of their role will be to manage queuing to use the bathroom facilities. Specific waste management procedures, in line with guidance from Public Health England, will be in place to manage the safe disposal of PPE.
How will catering operate?
Hospitality, stand catering and retail services will be provided in line with latest government guidance, working closely with ExCeL London Hospitality and the boulevard retailers. To help maintain social distancing, additional retail units will be open across the venue. Suitable queuing systems will also be in place. Menus have been reviewed and no open products will be served. All transactions for food and beverage will be cashless. Food preparation areas will be regularly inspected and a new ‘COVID-19 safe to trade audit’ has been introduced.
Will there be sanitiser stations?
Hand sanitisers will be provided throughout the public areas of the venue.
What cloakroom facilities will be available?
You are advised to limit what you bring in terms of bags and luggage, as cloakroom facilities may be limited.
What happened with my registration done for the ILC in April?
Your registration will automatically be changed to 22-26 June 2022 – no further action required from your side.
If you are unable to attend the conference in June, please let us know by 28 February 2022, afterwards, the regular cancellation policy would apply.
What happened with my accommodation booking done for the ILC in April?
If you booked your hotel via the International Liver Congress website, you will be contacted by email to reschedule your reservation and bookings for June
If you have booked your travel and accommodation on your own, please follow the cancellation process that apply.