Events in the UK will retake place in October. Other countries started already, not all together, not all at the same pace, but things seem to be moving. In this article, we will talk about how to keep events safe, to guarantee everyone’s safety and respect prevention guidelines from our event staffing agency point of view.
We learned to deal with facemasks and hand sanitisers, contactless payments and online bookings. Business owners spent important sums of money to make their spaces safe, and we all learned the rules of social distancing. However, in the event industry, there are still many uncertainties, among both professionals and clients.
Rox Event Staff is the only event staffing agency in the UK that helps you take the headache out of staffing and event marketing in one place.
We operate nationwide across the UK with over 2,000 dynamic COVID-19 trained event staff on our growing roster. We have dedicated account management, event marketers, staff’s right-to-work checks, training and skills tests on all workers, taking care of payroll too.
We are leaving you free to focus on your business!
Covid-19 Trained Event Staff and in uniform
Many companies, event agencies and even restaurants are providing facemasks to be part of the event staff’s uniform. This detail is just the tip of the iceberg: the event staff hired in any public venue needs to receive proper training about safety, social distancing and how to work at events during and post-COVID-19. Event Staff at the entrance must be provided with a thermal scanner (and need to know how they work).
That’s why, all our 2,000 temporary event staff is now Covid-19 trained and certified to work at events knowing how to keep themselves, our clients and event attendees safe from Covid-19 associated risks. Besides, they are all provided with PPE such as facemasks and hand sanitisers.
We are trying to play our part that way; if we all take our event professions responsibly, we can allow the events’ comeback to be sooner and stronger.
Let’s talk about catering: all the don’ts
Buffets are banned. This means that, for many events, what was the heart of socialising and networking is now missing. Consuming food or drinks in public spaces is not as simple as in the past, and rules are now very strict. How to manage an event’s catering if no buffets are allowed?
As an event organiser, you need to collaborate with the event venue that will offer the food as a restaurant, making sure social distancing is respected and all event staff wearing facemasks and following hygienic standards. Alternatively, it’s possible to create a bar space, always following distancing guidelines during service and consumption, with Plexiglas barriers between the event staff and the public.
Less printed material and more Wi-Fi
All of a sudden, avoiding printed material is not just an eco-friendly choice, but also a way to guarantee your guests safety. Let’s give up brochures and flyers in favour of online information easily accessible, index-linked, updated in real-time and easy to read.
Obviously, in this context, offering excellent and free Wi-Fi to the audience becomes fundamental, to share essential information. If everyone already has his or her phone handy, better take advantage of it and start communicating.
Reconsider capacity to guarantee the safety
All data about venue capacity that we always knew to organise events has now to be reconsidered in light of social distancing to be maintained. Gatherings will be much smaller, meaning fewer event attendees. Before planning the sustainability of the event, it’s therefore essential to consult the event venue to understand what capacity you can count.
About Rox Event Staff, Event Staffing Agency in London
Rox Event Staff is the only event staffing agency in London that helps you take the headache out of staffing and event marketing in one place.
We operate nationwide across the UK with over 2,000 dynamic COVID-19 trained events staff on our growing roster. We have dedicated account management, event marketers, staff’s right-to-work checks, training and skills tests on all workers, taking care of payroll too.
Hiring a professional Event Staffing Agency leaves you free to focus on your business!
If you want to safely maximise engagement on your next trade show speak to a member of the Rox Event Staff team to find out how we’ll make it happen!