VF2024 Covid-19 Policy

We are pleased to confirm that Vancoufur will be having a physical event for 2024. We are, of course, concerned about attendee health and safety, particularly as Covid-19 is still circulating and has well documented spread at events like conventions.

It is important when you are considering attending Vancoufur that you assume that Covid-19 positive individuals may be present.

It has been documented clearly that the disease does spread in events like conventions, so when you are choosing to come, assume that there is significant risk you will be exposed. Even before the pandemic, ‘Concrud’ was well known to be circulating in cons. Today, other diseases such as RSV and Covid-19 are also spreading in larger events such as conventions. Unvaccinated individuals and individuals that are immunocompromised are most at risk.

Vaccinations and masks are highly recommended and strongly encouraged while attending the convention.

At this time, however, masks and vaccines are not required in the province of BC for events. We recommend vaccination and boosters because of the documented spread of Covid-19 from larger events such as Vancoufur. We also highly recommend the wearing of masks for your safety and the safety of others, as well as frequent use of hand sanitizer and washing of hands.

For 2024, the Dealer’s Den and AD Bazaar will be the only spaces at the con where masking is mandatory. This is due to request by dealers who cannot leave the very crowded room without adequate ventilation, and thus need additional protection for their safety. You may wear your own mask, or the disposible mask that will be provided at the door, but masks are REQUIRED while in the dealer’s den and at the AD Bazaar. This includes under fursuit heads and masks.

Hand sanitation stations will be present at the convention, please be sure to use them. Wash your hands regularly. If you feel under the weather just before the event, please do a covid test prior to attending.

If you have a cough, fever, or other illness symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT COME. 

If you need to contact registration about rolling your reg forward due to illness, please contact registration@vancoufur.org.

We invite those uncomfortable with the risk of attending a physical event to participate in the digital side of the convention via VRchat, Minecraft, Twitch and on our Discord server.

This information will be updated as necessary, the Covid-19 landscape is constantly changing.

If you have questions regarding our 2024 covid policy, email us at info@vancoufur.org for more information.