Events of all kinds from corporate, to weddings, anniversaries, sweet sixteens, and other kinds had to stop during the outbreak of Covid-19 last year. Human interaction got very limited and so did the events industry. Now with guidelines chancing, vaccines appearing, and the society as well as the economy re-activating, events are coming to life once again. Here are some characteristics of how events will look like in the new post-pandemic normal.
As the world slowly says goodbye to the stay-at-home period, more in-person activities such as events are emerging. Now more than ever venues need to follow a very rigid and frequent hygiene protocol to demonstrate they have a top-level sanity standard. It might be the case that masks will still be required, as well as temperature checks on attendees, alcohol or hand sanitizer areas, and a limited number of people in a room. Also, event planners need to look deep into adapting safety and hygienic manners to activities. For example, the use of a microphone at corporate events will need to be managed safely.
Venues and events managers must be sure that activities will follow regulations such as social distancing. For this, it is important for your planner to consider how people behave and flow in gatherings, and have staff members remind attendees of the regulations in order to keep everyone safe. A potential cluttered area might be the bathroom, venues must have a protocol of perhaps one person at a time and a staff member to disinfect after each bathroom visit to avoid germs. Also consider corridors and tables, registration points, lounge areas, and the proper distance between chairs.
There are many new things that will definitely be part of events in this post-pandemic period. The good thing is many of them include better practices that benefit the health of the community. It is important to choose a venue that takes these regulations seriously for future events, and above all, that goes beyond in terms of logistics to offer a good time and always keep everyone safe.