Our vaccination policy is can be summed as the following: Every attendee, including staff, must present proof of vaccination at TAP during their registration process. Being that the situation with Covid is constantly evolving and new science and data points are coming in and changing often, we feel the need to reserve the right to add additional protocols if we feel they are needed. With that said, as of Thursday, Nov 25th here is where we are:

TAP 2021 Vax Authentication and Mask Policy

  • TAP 2021 is and will be a Vax Only Event. 
  • Masks are very welcomed but not mandatory


Proof of Vaccine Requirements

When checking in at our registration desk, you will be asked to show proof of vaccination. Accepted forms of proof are limited to: Vaccination Card, Vaccine Passports aka QR Code, Clear photo of you with your vaccination card. 


Competitions & Masking:

Please absolutely wear masks whenever you feel the desire or it makes you more comfortable to mitigate your risk acceptance level. 

We will randomly sort partnerships shortly before walking onto the floor for finals. You will be given a couple minutes to communicate with each other to see if either of you would feel more comfortable with masks. The options we see are 1) Wear Masks the Entire Time or 2) Wear masks the entire time other than the actual spotlight. We require that if either partner feels more comfortable, the other partner complies. 

We’re aiming for a clear and straight forward protocol and making sure everyone who wants to wear masks feels extremely accepted and comfortable to do so. Please help us in those efforts! 

The below ‘Assumption of Risk & Liability Waiver’ will be presented during your online registration process, all attendees will be required to accept this policy and agreement before registering. 


Assumption of Risk & Liability Waiver

COVID-19 is contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person to person contact. The After Party aka TAP aka The Party (hereafter referred to as “Event”) has attempted to put in place best practice preventative measures to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 by limiting attendance to vaccinated persons only. However, the Event cannot guarantee that an attendee will not become infected with COVID-19. 

Attendee represents that they will not attend the Event, or enter the Event Hotel if any of the below are true:  

Within 14 days or less of the Event, Attendee experiences any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. 

Within 14 days or less of the Event, Attendee has received an active diagnosis of Coronavirus/Covid-19 

Attendee understands the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of the event organizers, staff, volunteers, the undersigned (“hereinafter referred to as the Attendee”), and other attendees. By signing this agreement, the undersigned acknowledges the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk that they may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participation at the Event; and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. 

Attendee also understands and agrees that, by participating in the Event (located at The Hilton Hotel – Irvine), there is a possibility of physical injury or death. Attendee voluntarily agrees to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with participation at the Event. Attendee agrees to herby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Event, the entity that puts on the Event (including its managing members and independent contractors) and individuals that put on the Event, the Event’s staff and volunteers, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. 

Attendee acknowledges and agrees to the following which are posted at www.tapwcs.com or hard copies can be made available at Attendee’s request: 

  • The Event Vaccination Policy and agrees to be in full compliance. 
  • This Assumption of Risk & Liability Waiver
  • The Event Code of Conduct and agrees to be in full compliance. 
  • If Attendee is found to be in violation of the terms and conditions as stated above may be removed from the event with no refund and may receive a permanent ban to the Event and All partner events as listed in the Event Health Policy. 
  • Permission is granted to the Event to use photographs and videos of Attendee for publicity and promotion purposes.