Our Safety Measures for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
For greater peace of mind and assured comfort. ICC Kyoto is a facility that fulfills international sanitation standards for infectious disease prevention measures, and as such, has become the first international conference center and exhibition hall in Asia to acquire GBAC STAR™ Accreditation. Press release about GBAC STAR™
The following is guidance on various infection-prevention measures being implemented by ICC Kyoto in order to ensure peace of mind and safety.
Strengthened Hygiene Control
Provision of Disinfectant
Disinfectant is provided at the entrance of each building, so that hands can be disinfected as necessary.
Air Circulation and Ventilation
For ventilation inside the building, outside air is regularly taken in to meet the required ventilation volume (30㎥ per person per hour) based on the Act on Maintenance of Sanitation in Buildings.
Cleaning and SterilizationUpdate：27 July
Alcohol is used to disinfect the doorknobs, handrails, desks, telephones, and other places touched by an unspecified large number of people. We have also started installing antiviral and antibacterial protective coating agent to ensure the safety of visitors.
Every morning, we disinfect the microphones before distributing them to speakers.
Installation of Plastic Curtains, etc.
To prevent infection through droplets, plastic curtains are installed at the main entrance reception counter and in cloakrooms.
Health Management and Wearing of Masks by Staff
Staff are required to measure their temperature and report on their physical condition before going to work. Staff also wear masks and thoroughly gargle, wash their hands, and disinfect their hands.
Social Distancing Measures
Venue LayoutUpdate：23 June
For the various kinds of lecture and speaking sessions, ceremonies, exhibits, etc., ICC Kyoto is currently allowing maximum entrance for at or under 5,000 participants and at or under 50% of the standard participant capacity, with the understanding that thorough measures will be implemented to prevent spread of the virus.
Furthermore, to maintain physical distance between people, we ask organizers to consider:
– Seating allocation that maintains the appropriate spacing – Maintaining spacing between speakers, etc. and participants (2 meters minimum) and using plastic barriers – Preventing droplet infection to adjacent seats, etc., through measures including mask wearing
Sofas, tables, etc., installed in the lobby, etc., are relocated. The layout is designed to reduce the number of available furnishings and ensure social distancing.
Restaurants and Catering
Food and beverage policies will be as below until further notice.
(1) Restriction on food and beverage consumption outside of food and beverage areas
We exercise transmission prevention measures for food and beverages, and currently do not allow food and beverages outside the areas designated by ICC Kyoto as food and beverage consumption areas.
(2) Food and beverage consumption format Food and beverage consumption is allowed in a seated format using chairs. We currently do not allow food and beverage consumption in any format where free movement is allowed, such as stand-up food or drink parties.
This includes coffee breaks as well. We recommend course meals or set-meals (bento meals), which present a low transmission risk.
(3) Prevention of droplet transmission
A. Always wear a mask when not consuming food or beverages. B. We advise maintaining sufficient spacing through measures including leaving 1 seat open to the front and back, and to the left and right. If the layout does not allow a minimum of 2 meters spacing between people, always install plastic barriers at seats. Also, when alcohol is present, always install plastic barriers at seats regardless of the layout.
(4) If changes arise for food and beverage consumption, such as consumption time, due to requests from the national or local government, ICC Kyoto will comply with and enforce those changes.
Places which are often touched by customers have been treated with photocatalyst coating.
Ethanol-based alcohol is used to disinfect the kitchen and other areas which are touched by an unspecified large number of people.
Installation of plastic panels
The Lodging Facilities
For the peace of mind and safety of guest staying at our lodging facilities, we have installed partitions to prevent the spread of airborne particles and wash bedding in an alcohol disinfectant solution.
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Network into the Venue
The inside of ICC Kyoto is connected by 600 optical fibers and is fully digitalized for audio and video. High-quality network distribution without delay is possible between the venues in the center and the adjacent Prince Hotel.
We will respond to requests ranging from wireless LAN to temporary optical lines in the venue.
Science Information NETwork 5
ICC Kyoto is a member of the academic information network SINET5.
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