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Sep 1 – 2, 2022
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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COVID Protocols While Visiting Perimeter Institute

To ensure the safety of the PI Community and all individuals coming to the institute, the following protocols must be observed when attending a conference or workshop. Please note that residents and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated. * PI is operating under the assumption that everyone entering PI, and who is eligible, is vaccinated. Though masking is not mandatory, please be mindful of your colleagues’ preferences in meetings; if even one person prefers mask-wearing in a group setting, please respect their wishes and wear one. 

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available in all high traffic areas. Furthermore, more frequent cleaning and disinfecting measures for interaction/meeting areas have been implemented throughout the institute. 


Information for ALL Visitors

  • Practice physical distancing where able, maintain a distance of 2 meters/ 6 feet between yourself and others 

  • Wearing a mask or face covering is optional, except in specific interactions as noted above 

  • You are strongly encouraged to participate in our rapid antigen testing upon arrival and for the duration of your visit. The testing kiosk is located by the front desk. Testing is provided Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

  • If you develop symptoms, you must leave Perimeter immediately to isolate and contact People & Culture ([email protected]). You will be required to self-isolate for a minimum of 5 days. For more about your isolation period, please click here    

Arrival Information for Visitors Traveling Domestically

You are welcome to travel directly to your destination. See here for any restrictions on domestic travel to Ontario.       

You are not required to quarantine when you enter Ontario from another Canadian province, territory, or region unless you have symptoms of COVID-19.

When you enter Ontario, you must:

Arrival Plan for International Visitors

**Travelers entering Canada must use ArriveCAN (mobile app or web-based form) to submit their proof of vaccination and other documentation within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada. The ArriveCAN app will provide a receipt via e-mail. Please keep this receipt as well as proof of vaccination on hand.

Please check the links below for the most up-to-date information concerning COVID-19 testing.

More information about travel, testing and borders can be found here. Checklists for requirements and exemptions can be found here.

Travellers arriving in Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may be randomly selected for arrival testing. Instructions will be provided to you at the time of testing.

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