Pre-Event TestingWhat is Pre-Event Test (PET)?
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that this exemption will only apply from 24 April 2021* onwards. As the SMW Opening Ceremony falls on 19 April 2021, exemption from PET will not apply to individuals who have completed the full vaccination regimen. All attendees will have to go through a mandatory Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before the commencement of the event.
You will be provided with a designated time to take PET before the start of the event on 19 April at Marina Bay Sands. Please look out for email instructions from email@example.com.
*From 24 April 2021, individuals who have completed the full vaccination regimen and have had time to develop sufficient protection (i.e. two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination) can gain entry to events that implement PET without the need to undergo PET.
Rapid antigen tests are commonly used in the diagnosis of respiratory illnesses. In this case, the rapid antigen detection test detects spike proteins produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus aka Covid-19.
Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which identifies people with a possibility of viral infection. In some situations, they may be a viable alternative to nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT or PCR tests), which look for viral RNA in the sample.
ART is useful for pre-event testing for events such as business-to-business events, wedding receptions, live performances, and sports events.
If you are attending one of our physical events, the ART test kit typically takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete. You will receive an SMS for the e-certificate according to the prescribed format if your ART test is negative. Alternatively, you may re-scan the QR code, 15 mins after your swab test, that was provided on the ART Registration Card during your ART swab test. Please note that this certificate is valid for 24 hours and should cover the entire duration of your event. This e-cert will be used as verification for entry to the event venue.
Our medical staff will repeat the ART on the spot for you. If the repeat test is still inconclusive, we will conduct a mandatory express PCR test for you at the venue.
The turnaround time of an express PCR test is estimated between 2 to 3 hours. If the PCR test results return to be negative, you should be allowed to attend the event.
Step 1: Arrive at your designated time(found on your confirmation email) to allow sufficient time to conduct the ART test
Step 2: Do a pre-registration at our contactless registration booth, by scanning the QR that was sent together with your confirmation email
Step 3: Proceed to ART test area to perform ART test
Step 4: After the test, proceed to the result waiting area, according to your allocated zone
Step 5: You will receive your test result via SMS. Alternatively, you may re-scan the QR code, 15 mins after your swab test, that was provided on the ART Registration Card during your ART swab test. Once your result shows negative, you can proceed to the badge collection counter for verification and proceed to the event hall.
Step 6: Ushers will direct you to your designated zone which are demarcated in the event hall. Please note that the colour reflected on your lanyard will indicate the zone that you are in. In line with the prevailing guidelines for business events, you are not allowed to inter-mingle with other attendees from the other zones demarcated in a colour different from yours. Please keep your mask on at all times, unless during consumption of meals.
If you show any symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after the event, kindly seek medical assistance immediately and inform the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on Pre-Event Testing (PET), please visit https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/pet
Safe Management MeasuresCan I go across to another zone to talk to my friends in the ballroom?
For further information on safe management measures for MICE events, please visit https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/home-pages/advisory-for-MICE.html.
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