Health and safety for SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

Preparing for the event in Glasgow this fall. This information is monitored and updated frequently. Last update: 9 September 2021

Together, we can ensure a safe and successful Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies will safely bring the community together this September. We invite you to join your peers in Glasgow and reconnect with your science and engineering community.

Health and safety for SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

Read Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow health and safety regulations and practices, including mask mandate for everyone in the facility

SPIE and our event partners aim to provide the safest event possible for all attendees. Together, we can ensure everyone's safety and comfort as we reconnect in a reopened world. The Scottish Government announced updated rules and information for people entering Scotland. For the most current information, including what is required in terms of vaccinations and testing visit this page on quarantine rules and information on the process for people entering Scotland.

While SPIE is not in a position to advise attendees on the various travel advisories and restrictions, we have gathered a few helpful links and tips with information current as of 24 August 2021. There are procedures that must be followed, COVID testing requirements, and forms filled out for those coming to Glasgow from outside Scotland. While this information may change due to updated government travel restrictions, it is a starting point from which to begin your travel planning.

Read tips for successful COVID-compliant travel to the UK

We know that travelling and attending a conference under the current conditions will be a different experience for everyone. SPIE will do our part to ensure your health and safety while attending the exhibitions and conference. Please remember to take care of yourself and take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. 

Read about SPIE's approach to safety as we rejoin our community: A RETURN TO GATHERING