Our risk assessment for this years’ proposed conference on Sunday 21st November 2021 has revealed that masks would be required throughout the entire conference, and additionally, the workshops and lectures would run with no imposed social distancing or increased ventilation. Furthermore, mandatory evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, negative lateral flow or PCR test of hotel staff, speakers, delegates and exhibitors would not be required. In addition, the number of positive COVID cases has risen sharply recently.

As such, our committee has decided not to run a face-to-face meeting as per other providers in Scotland such as the NES Annual Optometry Conference. Furthermore, with the requirement to wear masks inside buildings and to keep social distancing to at least 1 meter as per the last Scottish Government PCA, we have made the decision to re-schedule the conference to later next year.

We look forward to meeting all of our delegates when we can once again have an exhibition, lectures and workshops in a safe environment, with no restrictions imposed.

Stay safe and we hope to see you at SOC next year.

A quick question

Would you like to attend SOC in May 2022 or November 2022?

Would you attend if masks were still compulsory to wear all day, except for when having refreshments?

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