After the global pandemic, you’re probably sitting and contemplating if it is safe to attend events, conferences, and trade shows in 2021? To receive an answer to your question and find out the precautions, you scroll the internet to search for industry trends.
The good news is that there are numerous events planned for 2021. Numerous event planners are seen coming up with great ideas for staging smaller in-person events, hybrid virtual events, and outdoor events. However, it is wise to know that these events cannot resemble anything like post-pandemic ones.
Now that you’re looking forward to organizing an event in 2021- know that here are some ways to get you started. Let’s get going with discovering what these are:
Event Safety Guidelines
The event safety guidelines for events have risen. Generally, the organizers post safety guidelines before even registering. Or, they might send the to-do’s before the event takes place. As the industries find their footing, planning for an in-person or even a hybrid event poses a new set of challenges and these may be out of your control.
Chances are good- the high-profile people you invite to your event have a threat to their lives (they’ll be stepping out in public events after a long time). Thereby, it is vital to plan an event that considers their security. Pro event planners suggest installing surveillance cameras, having a uniformed security guard, security check-in points, and others to prevent jeopardising their safety. And, why not? You want to be prepared for mishaps if any.
And, focusing on COVID19 guidelines and ignoring the rest make a little sense.
It is always wise to expect a limited attendance at in-person events, especially post-pandemic. To create a safe environment for everyone, permit fewer people to attend, and that too, with social distancing and sanitation facilities.
You can do that with fewer chairs or by taping off some of the chairs.
Ask your guests to bring their mobile phones that have access to touchless payments. Enabling touchless payments for in-person events restrict the spread of viruses and infections, especially in the wake of coronavirus.
What’s even better is that touchless payments work well with both Android and Apple devices.
Increased Sanitation of Hotels and Facilities
Irrespective of what event you are organizing- indoor or outdoor, it is always wise to expect a lot of cleaning. Make sure there is a hand sanitizer at the event. For in-person regular events, instruct cleaning to take place before and after each seminar and session.
Even when the extent of the infection has ceased, it should still be mandatory to wear face coverings, whether you’re attending in-person or hybrid events.
Thereby, ensure your guests wear a face covering while attending a seminar or conference, or even while shopping or walking between the events.
You may want to say this, but it is worth turning a blind eye to hugs and handshakes. Instead, now is the time to embrace events that keep distance in person.
Thereby, make sure you place chairs farther apart so there is a space between queues during registration. You can still get photo ops. However, transmit the message of standing at least six feet away and wearing a mask as mandatory guidelines.
The good news is that these in-person events are slowly paving a path back in place. However, ever-increasing guidelines and safety precautions are accompanying them. While organizers may take the best measures, you still can’t expect them to be like 2019 any time soon!
Thereby, vaccinations, social distancing, face coverings, and smaller and cleaner events facilities are some guidelines that’ll act as prerequisites for planning and organizing the event.