Health and Safety at the 2022 Biennial
The safety of all visitors, participants, partners, and staff is our top priority, and we will be following the advice of public health authorities to ensure your time at our sites is enjoyable, meaningful, and above all, safe.
Disclosure (Last Updated March 22, 2022)
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending Toronto Biennial of Art, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to COVID-19 and agree that you will not hold Toronto Biennial of Art. or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, agents or employees liable for any illness, personal injury or death that may result. The management reserves the right to refuse the entry to any Biennial sites.
How is TBA ensuring health and safety at the Biennial?
- The Toronto Biennial of Art has been following Ontario public health guidelines closely and will continue to abide by the latest guidance from local authorities to ensure the health and safety of all visitors. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the following Biennial sites: 72 Perth Avenue, Small Arms Inspection Building, and 5 Lower Jarvis Street. All Biennial sites will have enhanced sanitization of high-touch areas, and building ventilation in place. All Biennial staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks on site.
Will masks and face coverings be required at Biennial venues?
- In accordance with Provincial mandates as of March 21, 2022, masks and face coverings will no longer be required, but encouraged to enter the following Biennial sites: 72 Perth Avenue, Small Arms Inspection Building, and 5 Lower Jarvis Street. Please refer to the health and safety guidelines on the websites of all other Biennial sites before planning your visit. A full list of Exhibition Sites can be found here. All Biennial staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks on site.
Will proof of vaccination be required to enter the Biennial sites?
- In accordance with Provincial mandates as of March 1, 2022, visitors to the Toronto Biennial of Art will not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the following Biennial sites: 72 Perth Avenue, Small Arms Inspection Building, and 5 Lower Jarvis Street. Please refer to the health and safety guidelines on the websites of all other Biennial sites before planning your visit. A full list of Exhibition sites can be found here.
Please note: In-person special events and public programs at partner sites may require proof of vaccination. Check event information for updated requirements.
Are Biennial staff vaccinated?
- Yes. The Biennial requires all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Screening/self assessment of symptoms:
If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and seek assessment from your healthcare provider. A reference document outlining Covid-19 symptoms can be found here.
Before attending the Biennial, please self-screen by referring to the questions below. Should you answer yes to the following questions, please visit at another time.
In the last 10 days, have you or anyone in your household experienced any of the following symptoms?
- fever and/or chills (temperature of 37.8°C/100°F or higher)
- cough or barking cough (croup)(continuous and more than usual; not related to asthma, COPD)
- shortness of breath (Unable to breathe deeply – not related to asthma)
- decrease or loss of smell or taste (not related to seasonal allergies)
Or two or more of the following symptoms:
- fatigue (unusual fatigue, not related to getting the COVID-19 vaccine)
- muscle aches/joint pain (unusual long lasting, not related to getting the COVID vaccine)
- nausea/vomiting, and/or diarrhea
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy/congested nose
If you have any questions or concerns, please email:
info [at] torontobiennial.org