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SDS National Voice 2020. Practical information for delegates.

Programme

A full event programme can now be found here.

Getting there

The venue address is:
Technology & Innovation Centre (Main entrance)
99 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1RD

As this event takes place in Glasgow City Centre and parking is limited, we recommend that where possible people use public transport.

Rail
The closest railway stations are:
National Services
Queen Street (0.4 miles)
Glasgow Central (0.9 miles)

Bus
Buchanan Bus Station is 0.6 miles away, with frequent services to Glasgow International Airport.
A direct bus connection to Glasgow International Airport is also available from North Hanover St, outside Queen St Station, every 15 mins. This is about an 8 minute walk away and the single fare is approx. £8.50. Depending on traffic, the journey time is around 20-30 minutes.

Parking
Discounted parking is available nearby – validate your ticket/token at the venue reception.

24hr City Parking Duke Street, G4 0UW (0.3 miles) – capped at £5.00 per day
24hr NCP Montrose Street, G1 1RS (0.2 miles) – capped at £7.00 for 12 hrs

The most suitable car park for those with accessible vehicles is the 24hr City Parking Duke Street. Electric vehicle charging points are available at 24hr City Parking Duke Street.

Blue badge holders may park free of charge at on-street parking meters and on-street pay and display areas – please visit Glasgow City Council’s website for more information.

Accessibility

The venue is wheelchair accessible with street level access. There will be a number of PAs available on the day should anyone require support. Induction loops are available for use in all of the rooms and BSL interpreters will be available on the day. The Pamiloo Changing Place will also be available on the day. If you have any further questions contact Anna. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.

We are aware that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be of  particular concern to SDSS members and other stakeholders. We want to assure delegates that we are taking the necessary steps on the lead up to the event.

We have spoken to our venue who have confirmed that they have additional signage with information about the virus and also have also made hand sanitizer available at the entrance. SDSS will continue to work with the venue and monitor official guidelines and take any necessary precautions. Any updates will be posted on this page.

People who have recently travelled from affected areas in the recent travel guidance in the last 14 days AND have cold or flu like symptoms should remain away from the event. Please follow guidance and call your surgery or NHS 24 (111) if you have travelled to these areas recently and please pass your apologies. Cold symptoms generally are at their peak at the moment, so please check the guidance carefully before making a decision about attending.

The latest information from NHS Inform can be found here.

Additionally information from Gov.uk can be found here  

Cancellations/transfers.

Please let SDSS know as soon as possible if you are no longer available to attend, or you wish to transfer your place. Email: anna@sdsscotland.org.uk