ADS & ARTC 2021 In-Person Closed Door Dialogue Frequently Asked Questions



Does attending this event require Pre-Event Testing (PET)?

Attendees must undergo Pre-Event Testing (PET) if they have not completed the full vaccination regimen at least 14 days prior to the event date.

Attendees taking PET must have a valid negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result for the duration of the event (i.e. the PET must have been taken in the past 24 hours before the expected end of the performance)

Do I need to do SafeEntry to enter the event space?

All attendees must have a working TraceTogether App/Token to check in via SafeEntry.

Who is exempted from PET?

Fully vaccinated individuals who have completed their full vaccination regime (Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or any vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL*) such as Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm, and AstraZeneca at least 14 days before the event are exempted from PET. Please also note that attendees who have been vaccinated abroad must have their vaccination records updated in the National Immunization Registry.

Recovered individuals must have a valid PET exemption notice or valid Discharge Memo for the duration of the event. These individuals must produce their vaccination status from the TraceTogether or HealthHub application prior to entry to event space.
Kindly note that hard copy overseas vaccination certificates or doctor letters’ qualifying that the individual is not able to be vaccinated will not be recognised. Screenshots will also not be accepted.
*For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Post Vaccination Matters webpage for more information.

How long are the COVID-19 test results valid for?

The validity of your COVID-19 Test Result Notice is 24 hours from the time you were registered in-person at the testing premises. You must not enter event space or stay beyond the validity period stated on your COVID-19 Test Result Notice.

As such, you must get tested: Before the start of your visit to the event; and a maximum of 24 hours before the end of the event.

Will I need to wear a mask during the duration of the event?

All attendees must wear a mask at all times.

Can I use an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) Self-Test Kit for PET?

No. Per the prevailing Government guidelines, self-administered Antigen Rapid Tests will not be recognized in events. Partially or Non-vaccinated attendees must take their Pre-Event Test (ART) at a MOH-approved testing center with valid test result shown on the Healthhub App. Please contact us for more information.

What do I need to present for entry on event day?

Attendees must bring along the following items:

  1. A working TraceTogether (TT) Token or updated TT app
  2. A mobile device that has call and internet service to access your test results or vaccination status
  3. Original Government-issued photo identification for verification purposes (e.g. NRIC, FIN)
  4. Your Event Confirmation Email

What if I tested positive in the Antigen Rapid Test (ART)?

The testing center onsite will provide further instructions and follow-ups for the PCR swab test and isolation procedure. You will not be allowed to attend the event.

What if I am unable to attend the show as I am on a Stay-Home Notice, or I feel unwell?

If you are unwell, please visit a medical professional as soon as possible for further assessment.

If you are unable to attend the show because you are on Stay-Home Notice or you feel unwell, please contact us at

Can I attend this event if I received a Health Risk Warning (HRW)?

No. Under the current MICE guidelines, you are not allowed to enter our event if you are issued a Health Risk Warning (HRW). Please kindly inform us of your unavailability.  

What time do I need to arrive before the show?

You will be given an arrival time slot. This information will be sent out to your email address few days before event day.

What are the hygiene and safety measures for attendees?

Sands Expo and Convention Centre is an SG Clean-certified venue and has stepped up the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all common areas and high-touch surfaces. The venue has procedures in place to ensure compliance with the prevailing Safe Management Measures for MICE Events in support of the Government’s latest efforts.

Aside from mandatory SafeEntry check-in via the TraceTogether app or Token for all attendees, trained Safe Event Ambassadors will be deployed to disperse crowds and ensure safe distancing measures are adhered to. For more information on Marina Bay Sands’ safety and hygiene measures, please refer to

Can I leave the venue and re-enter? 

Yes, re-entry is possible. Please ensure that you have collected your badge before leaving the venue as this will enable a faster re-entry process. You can flash your badge to the ushers upon entry.

Will walk-in registrations be allowed?

No. Successful pre-registration and confirmation are required.

Are there any meals provided? 

Yes. Coffee, Tea, Breakfast, Snacks, and Lunch will be provided to all the attendees. Due to safety measures, we will be serving it to you at your table.

What are your Safe Distancing & Hygiene measures?

  •  Masks must be worn at all times at the event venue except during meal times.
  • Attendees are encouraged to practice good personal hygiene. Hand sanitizers are available all around the event space.
  • Attendees must maintain at least 1 metre safe distancing between individual attendees at all times. All conference seating are spaced with 1 meter apart.
  • Food and Beverage will be served directly to your seat. Removal of mask and the consumption of food and beverages is allowed only upon individuals are seated in their seats with the same group of attendees throughout the session.