Covid-19 FAQs

What types of Covid-19 vaccines are acceptable?

The following vaccines are recognised by the World Health Organisation and will be accepted as a valid vaccine: 
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine
  • Covovax
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Nuvaxovid
  • Pfizer/BionTech
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

Do you need to be fully vaccinated to enter the event? When does the last dose have to have been administered?

You need to be fully vaccinated which means an individual has received all the recommended doses of their primary COVID-19 vaccine. The final dose should be administered at least 14 days before your arrival at the event.

What does vaccine proof look like? Official certificate, QR Code?

A paper or electronic certificate which contains the following information: 
  • Full name 
  • Date of birth 
  • Vaccine Issued e.g. AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson etc  
  • Date of final dose

Are there exemptions to having the vaccine?

Yes. Absence of proof of full vaccination will require a negative PCR test, obtained no more than 72 hours before registering at the event. Please note you may require multiple tests throughout the week to attend Mining Indaba.

For those who aren’t vaccinated, is a lateral flow or antigen test sufficient? And what is acceptable proof of a negative test result? Certificate, photo of a negative lateral flow?

At present, the only test accepted is proof of a PCR test and the test certificate must be shown either electronically or in paper format. No more than 72 hours from time taken, you may require multiple tests throughout the event.

What happens if you forget your proof of vaccination?

Try and have a copy sent to you electronically or otherwise you will need to take a PCR test to obtain entrance to the event.

Will we have testing facilities onsite? If not, where can people get tested? What is the cost?

There will be a walk-in testing centre, operated by Callouts, located on the ground floor of CTICC2, open daily from Saturday 7 May until the end of the event. They will be able to provide onsite PCR testing and for any testing requirements you may have for your journey home. Cash (ZAR or USD) or credit card are accepted. Please click here to book to avoid queues.

Opening times

Saturday 7 May: 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday 8 May: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday 9 May: 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10 May: 07:30 -17:00
Wednesday 11 May: 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 12 May: 07:30 - 14:00

Please note that PCR test results are not immediately available, so please make sure you plan your testing in advance, as your entry into Mining Indaba will be significantly delayed.

How is Mining Indaba / CTICC going to check if people are vaccinated/tested negative? Will they have to prove it every time they come into CTICC and the Westin?

You will need to show your vaccine certificate or PCR test result before entering the CTICC and proceeding to badge collection.

We are currently working with the CTICC, Westin, and our security provider on the best way to manage multi-entry.  We will confirm this shortly or when you collect your badge.

What do people have to show to get into the Anglo Gala Dinner?

Your official Mining Indaba badge. If you require anything else we will advise prior to the dinner. 

I am exempt from wearing a face mask, can I still come to the event?

There are no exemptions from wearing face masks applicable at Mining Indaba.

What does the 1m distancing mean for theatre capacities?

Auditorium-style theatres will be permitted to fill only 50% of capacity. Delegates should occupy alternate seats.  For other content theatres, chairs will be set out 1m apart. 

With 50% capacity, how many people do we expect at the event? 

We are expecting a pre-event registration figure of 5,000. Each individual space will be managed under the 50% capacity rule.

Will we be providing face masks to delegates onsite?

We recommend that participants bring an adequate supply of masks for the duration of the event.

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