We take the health and safety of everyone at ESA-SCBO 2022 seriously.

We continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations in line with advice from the Australian Government and local health authorities to ensure your health is protected.

Due to COVID-19, it is important that all attendees acknowledge there are inherent potential risks associated with large events such as ESA-SCBO 2022. We strongly recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings.

Delegates are required to comply with all relevant public health measures in place when attending ESA-SCBO 2022.

Current COVID-19 regulations in NSW can be found here:


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a mask at ESA-SCBO 2022?

There is no requirement for you to wear a mask, but if you are comfortable wearing one we encourage you to do so. Extra masks will be available at the registration desk and at the ESA exhibition booth.  

Will you have hand sanitiser on site?

There are sanitisation stations throughout the venue and at the registration desk.

Do I need to keep socially distanced?

We encourage attendees to maintain social distancing where possible. To help with this, the capacity of the meeting rooms has been reduced to increase distance between seats.

What cleaning and sanitation will happen at the venue?

The Novotel Wollongong Northbeach maintains processes to ensure a safe and healthy environment. This includes thorough cleaning overnight and throughout the day. 

In accordance with the Global Cleanliness Coordination Council, Accor has established stringent cleaning standards and operational procedures including lift capacity limitations and the use of social distancing indicators in all areas of service.

What should I do if I test positive to COVID at ESA-SCBO 2022? Who should I tell?

Mandatory isolation if you test positive to COVID-19 is not a requirement in NSW. However, we encourage anyone who tests positive while at ESA-SCBO 2022 to self-isolate, report your result online to the NSW Government, and advise the conference organisers on esa@kaigi.com.au.

What should I do if I test positive immediately after the event and I suspect I was positive whilst in attendance at AIEC? Who should I tell?

Any positive COVID tests need to be reported online to your local government in Australia, and to the conference organisers at esa@kaigi.com.au. If you are an international attendee, please refer to your country’s guidance around reporting positive COVID tests.

Where can I find First Aid assistance?

For assistance please see the Registration Desk. If it is an emergency, call 000 immediately.

I need to see a doctor – where can I find one?

A number of services operate in the Wollongong area. We recommend you speak to your hotel’s front desk, or consider the below options.