Auto Show Gatineau at parc des Cèdres in Aylmer on August 7, 2021 – Health Protocol
The project consists of presenting festival goers with a one-way pedestrian route to visit the outdoor car show. This alternative format will allow for the presentation of modern and vintage cars to the community, while taking advantage of the vast Cedar Park and respecting the sanitary measures in effect on that date.
- Set up spaces for exhibitor vehicles + partner tents (maximum of 175 total spaces along the entire length of the park).
- Delimitation of the event area with barricades and yellow ropes. Anyone entering this area must obtain accreditation or present their ticket for authorization (by means of colored bracelets or accreditation cards).
It will be announced in all communications that festival-goers must respect the pedestrian corridor (on the bike path)
- Hand washing with antiseptic gel upon arrival at the site and upon exiting the course, and before and after using the washrooms
- Participants and car exhibitors will be assigned a time to enter the site when booking their tickets to avoid congestion at the gate. The pedestrian route will be approximately 90 minutes in length to keep the crowd moving steadily throughout the day.
- There will be no bar or food service this year. Exhibitors and festival-goers must bring their own meals and the only meals provided by the organization will be for volunteers and members of the organizing committee.
- A live broadcast of the awards ceremony will be offered on social media at the end of the day to avoid crowds.
- No brand activations will be allowed on site.
- Restroom handles will be cleaned by volunteers every hour
- Gel cleaners (Purell) will be set up at the entrance to the site, at the entrance and exit as well as at the restrooms and under the volunteer and organizer tents.
- No payment will be made directly on site. All reservations must be made online before entering the site.
- Volunteers and staff will be assigned to ensure that all sanitary procedures are followed during the event
“We’re Still Protecting Ourselves” signs will be posted at the entrance to the site for the public as well as volunteers.
- Online ticket booking and vehicle numbering will allow for easy tracking of exhibitors should the need arise
- All established public health guidelines will be enforced throughout the site.
- Information will be provided to volunteers to make them aware of the health standards applicable to the event
- Purell stations will be set up at the volunteer tent
- An email will be sent to volunteers prior to their volunteer day to confirm that they are free of symptoms associated with COVID-19
- All volunteers and staff will be asked to confirm that they are free of symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at the site each day. If they confirm that they have any of the symptoms, they will be asked to stay home.
- Volunteers and organizing committee members will be properly equipped with masks
- Volunteers and security personnel will be positioned to be able to monitor the entire course to ensure smooth traffic flow and physical separation.
Wearing of masks/face covers:
- For participants (festival goers and exhibitors):
Wearing a mask or face cover is strongly recommended when traveling to outdoor festivals and public events. Once seated or standing in their seats, spectators or participants may remove their mask or face covering. Continuous face masking is not required in outdoor venues, but is strongly recommended. Instructions for wearing masks: https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/masque-ou-couvre-visage-covid-19/port-du-couvre-visage-dans-les-lieux-publics-covid-19
- For employees and volunteers:
For employees and volunteers, they must follow the measures of the CNESST so the quality mask is mandatory when the distance of 1 meter is impossible, even outside: https://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/affichette-mesures-paliers-alerte_1.pdf
Quality masks will be provided to all volunteers and employees for the duration of the event.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This protocol has been prepared in collaboration with the Public Health Office.