27 Nov safety of guests at post-lockdown events
with this weeks announcement that business events of up to 4,000 people can start to take place from December this year, planners are re-looking at their options for 2021 events. Safety of guests is of upmost importance to us here at Seven Events and so here we look at how we plan to keep everyone safe moving forwards.
prior to guest arrivals, we’ll send comprehensive joining instructions explaining what guests can expect to find on the day. we’ll also advise anyone who is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 to stay at home and follow the governments guidance on self-isolating.
placing self-service registration kiosks at the entrance of your event will help to limit face-to-face contact. we’ve utilised cvent on arrival software for many events gone by and this is a great way for delegates to confirm their attendance and receive their name badge. here, you can also provide temperature checks, face coverings, hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes for delegates to take with them throughout the day.
whilst it’s almost impossible to offer an a la carte menu to 200 delegates at lunch time, there are things we can do to ensure the buffet offering is safe. stickers on the floor in the queue line will assist guests to socially distance from each other. food can be served in recyclable cardboard boxes by staff wearing the correct protective equipment.
it’s important to consider the delegate journey during the planning stages, ensuring plexi-glass is in place where needed to separate guests and a one way system is planned to help encourage social distancing. in terms of av equipment, microphones need to be sanitized between uses and gloves worn when using equipment to help prevent the spread of infection.
This is a challenging time for our industry; however we’re doing everything we can to stay abreast of the changing guidelines. Our expert planners are working with our clients every step of the way to ensure we plan safe events for guest to attend. If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you – give us a call on +44 (0) 207 659 4430 or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org