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COVID-19 remains a significant health risk and MCH will contain several thousand hackers living in close proximity.
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Covid policy is under constant evolution. This page is the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_source_of_truth SSOT] and will be updated according to the current situation.
We run the risk that just one particularly mobile hacker could turn MCH into a super spreader event and change some lives forever with long-covid.
 
Prevalence of COVID in the Netherlands is at a worrying level and the number of cases that require hospital care is increasing.
 
  
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COVID-19 remains a significant health risk and while outdoor events are some of the lowest-risk places to be in the company of several thousand people, COVID remains a significant health risk at MCH. The prevalence of COVID in the Netherlands is rising, and it’s likely to still be quite prevalent during the event.
 
 
=What you can do to help us help you help us all=
 
 
 
Wear a mask, and make your village an FFP2 masked area.
 
  
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= What you should do=
 
We strongly encourage you to:
 
We strongly encourage you to:
  
 
* Take a rapid test (lateral flow test) the day you leave for MCH.
 
* Take a rapid test (lateral flow test) the day you leave for MCH.
* Bring rapid tests with you to take daily during the event.
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* Bring rapid tests with you to take ''daily'' during the event.
* Bring FFP2 or medical masks and wear one in all enclosed areas.
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* Bring masks (preferably FFP2 or better), and wear a mask if you're in an enclosed area
* Be up to date on your COVID vaccinations. Vaccination reduces your chances of dying or giving others a lifelong disability.
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* Take travel insurance with a cancelation policy.
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We recommend all attendees to be up to date on their COVID vaccinations. Vaccination reduces your chances of catching COVID, and reduces your chances of spreading COVID if you do catch it.
  
If you test positive for COVID in the days before the event, '''please don't attend''', because our volunteer medical team cannot have the resources to care for you.
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If you test positive for COVID in the days before the event, please don't attend. Because we can not, and do not want to process medical information, we are not able to refund your tickets. Therefore we advise taking travel insurance with a cancelation policy.
We are not able to refund your tickets, therefore we advise taking travel insurance with a cancelation policy.
 
  
 
If you experience symptoms of COVID during the event, please take a rapid test — if you don't have one, the First Aid tent will give you one for free.
 
If you experience symptoms of COVID during the event, please take a rapid test — if you don't have one, the First Aid tent will give you one for free.
  
If somebody in your village tests positive, please reduce risk and do not skip your daily rapid test.
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If somebody in your village tests positive, please reduce risks and do not skip your daily rapid test.
  
If you test positive for COVID
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== What if you test positive for COVID ==
* realise that a positive rapid test means you are contagious and may have been contagious for the previous two days
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A positive rapid test means that you are likely contagious. If you test positive for COVID, please immediately start wearing a ''face mask'', take great care to ''avoid close contact'' with other attendees, and ''leave the event'' as soon as you are able to. Even mild COVID won't be fun if you're stuck in a tent.
* wear a medical mask
 
* limit contact with other attendees to open spaces and inform them you are positive
 
* leave the event while you are able to, as even mild COVID may leave you stuck in a tent unable to get to the toilets and nobody may know if you worsen and need medical attention
 
  
If you need assistance, call  MCH emergency response teams by DECT at 911 and by GSM at +31 (0)85 234 1120
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If you need assistance, call  MCH emergency response teams by DECT at 911 and by GSM at +31 (0)85 234 1120. They will help you out.
  
 
= What we're doing =
 
= What we're doing =
  
We're paying particular attention to ventilation of our tents. Track tents will be having extra non-entrance openings in their sides.
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We're paying particular attention to ventilation of our tents. Track tents will be having extra non-entrance openings in their sides. CO2 monitors are placed in the big public tents and measures will be adapted based on these measurements.
  
 
We'll provide plenty of places for you to wash your hands, with running water, disinfectant alcohol and soap.
 
We'll provide plenty of places for you to wash your hands, with running water, disinfectant alcohol and soap.
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Toilets and showers will be cleaned regularly.
 
Toilets and showers will be cleaned regularly.
  
We encourage the use of face masks, especially in enclosed areas.</br>
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We will encourage the use of face masks, especially in enclosed areas. Disparaging remarks to people that do wear face masks are not welcome.
We consider disparaging remarks to people that wear face masks a violation of our code of conduct.
 
 
 
We encourage you to create entry requirements for your village that protect your fellow hackers from people who are unknowingly contagious.
 
  
 
We have made Rapid Antigen Tests available to staff and volunteers.
 
We have made Rapid Antigen Tests available to staff and volunteers.

Revision as of 08:51, 12 July 2022

Covid policy is under constant evolution. This page is the SSOT and will be updated according to the current situation.

COVID-19 remains a significant health risk and while outdoor events are some of the lowest-risk places to be in the company of several thousand people, COVID remains a significant health risk at MCH. The prevalence of COVID in the Netherlands is rising, and it’s likely to still be quite prevalent during the event.

What you should do

We strongly encourage you to:

  • Take a rapid test (lateral flow test) the day you leave for MCH.
  • Bring rapid tests with you to take daily during the event.
  • Bring masks (preferably FFP2 or better), and wear a mask if you're in an enclosed area
  • Take travel insurance with a cancelation policy.

We recommend all attendees to be up to date on their COVID vaccinations. Vaccination reduces your chances of catching COVID, and reduces your chances of spreading COVID if you do catch it.

If you test positive for COVID in the days before the event, please don't attend. Because we can not, and do not want to process medical information, we are not able to refund your tickets. Therefore we advise taking travel insurance with a cancelation policy.

If you experience symptoms of COVID during the event, please take a rapid test — if you don't have one, the First Aid tent will give you one for free.

If somebody in your village tests positive, please reduce risks and do not skip your daily rapid test.

What if you test positive for COVID

A positive rapid test means that you are likely contagious. If you test positive for COVID, please immediately start wearing a face mask, take great care to avoid close contact with other attendees, and leave the event as soon as you are able to. Even mild COVID won't be fun if you're stuck in a tent.

If you need assistance, call MCH emergency response teams by DECT at 911 and by GSM at +31 (0)85 234 1120. They will help you out.

What we're doing

We're paying particular attention to ventilation of our tents. Track tents will be having extra non-entrance openings in their sides. CO2 monitors are placed in the big public tents and measures will be adapted based on these measurements.

We'll provide plenty of places for you to wash your hands, with running water, disinfectant alcohol and soap.

Toilets and showers will be cleaned regularly.

We will encourage the use of face masks, especially in enclosed areas. Disparaging remarks to people that do wear face masks are not welcome.

We have made Rapid Antigen Tests available to staff and volunteers.


COVID-19 and Travel from outside of the EU

For visitors from outside of the EU, check the requirements for travel to the Netherlands on the official governmental website, here: https://www.government.nl/topics/c/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad