PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT/ ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19

By purchasing tickets / tables/ sponsorships and/ or participating in any WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION related event(s) and activities, by entering the venue I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree with the following terms and statements in this waiver:

Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19 or some variant. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and, I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as it regards to protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Before entering the venue, I am confirming I have not been in proximity to anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past 48 hours or has tested positive for COVID-19 or any variant in the past 10 days.

By participating in this event, I am confirming as well that I am not currently experiencing and have not experienced in the past 48 hours any COVID-19 symptoms listed below:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

The safety and well-being of our guests, hosts, staff, and the community is of utmost importance. All present guidelines from the City of Austin, the venue, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be adhered to at all events.

WFF is continually working to ensure its events meet or exceed all current recommended health & safety standards.

Mask Protocols:

At WFF events that require proof of vaccine or proof of a negative COVID test: Masks are recommended except while sitting and/or actively eating or drinking.

At WFF events that do not require proof of vaccine or proof of a negative COVID test: Masks are required except while sitting and/or actively eating or drinking.

Please contact eventsteam@winefoodfoundation.org if you have any outstanding questions.