Tags – Making Your Events Safer Post-Covid-19

 

There’s no doubt about it: COVID-19 has had an effect on the way we view pretty much everything.

Consequently, in the corporate world, employers and employees alike now view meetings, events and travel in a different light from ever before. For example, a high percentage of meetings during COVID-19 have been held virtually.

Additionally, large corporate events planned by companies such as Natwest, Microsoft and Aviva are having to be put on hold.

And, there is a simple reason for this.

 

Face to Face Deemed Best

Whilst meetings and events can easily be held virtually on Zoom or Google Hangout/Meet, it’s acknowledged in the business world that it’s a temporary fix.

People buy from people’ is a well-versed phrase in the business world and it’s true: relationships are best developed in person. For instance, a client will want to meet a supplier face to face to discuss their proposal in person.

Equally, a supplier will want an opportunity to sell in person, to engender confidence and demonstrate integrity and honesty.

As such the need for corporate travel and events post COVID-19 will remain as equally important as beforehand.

However, this does not mean that we will be able to go ahead like nothing has happened. In fact, we need to take some safety precautions to make sure that there is no repeat of what is happening currently.

 

Keeping Safe 

To keep everyone safe, here are our five simple tips on how to plan business travel or a corporate event:

 

1. Risk Assessment

To begin, it’s crucial to carry out risk assessments for all eventualities and prepare processes to be followed in each instance.

For example, make sure to write a process to be followed if a delegate was to display symptoms of COVID-19 during the event you’ve planned. 

 

2. Keep Up to Date

Keeping up to date on government and agency guidance as we move into the easing of lockdown restrictions is critical for any planned travel or event.

In this regard, guidelines to be followed are ever changing and differ from one country to another.

So, in order to be fully responsible in terms of the health and well-being of any delegate or traveller, be sure to incorporate the latest advice into your planning.

 

3. Communication

Ensure too, all those involved are made aware of rules and regulations.

For instance, include guidance on hand washing and general hygiene in your communications, together with using clear signage for social distancing purposes.

 

4. Use the Professionals

Use reputable suppliers who have demonstrated that they themselves have conducted the necessary risk assessments.

For instance, booking any transport requirements from a professional, reliable business such as OMC Global is a must.

We ensure that our vehicles are cleaned inside and out after every use. All vehicles have luxury leather seats which are wiped down before all bookings, so you can be confident and comfortable in equal measures.

 

5. Provide the Necessary Equipment

It’s important too, to provide any equipment, such as antibacterial hand gel or face mask, if any risk of not having the correct equipment is present.

These basic provisions are hugely important for those travelling alongside others, along with any space where people will be gathering.

 

Success

All in all, as with anything you want to run smoothly and efficiently, the key is in the finer detail and closely planning to cover off all eventualities cannot fail to ensure a successful event or trip.

 

To learn more, get in touch with us today.

 

And you may also like:

  1. The Growing Need for a Personal Touch in Closing Deals
  2. The Changing Face of Travel for Growing Your Business Community
  3. 4 Transferable Psychological Benefits of Business Travel