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Covid Best Practice- Conference & Meeting Venues in the UK

August 5, 2021

The Meetings Industry Association in July 2021 issued guidance as to how Conference and Meeting Venues can best operate as restrictions continue to ease across the UK.

The comprehensive guidance, which has been issued following the government’s publication of non-mandatory advice, encourages venues and organisers to continue asking event attendees to wear face masks, while also keeping in place their meticulous cleaning protocols and stringent risk management practices.

From business plans, sales, show rounds and contracts to cleanliness, F&B, delegate safety and staff welfare, the latest of the MIA’s comprehensive suite of recovery resources has been designed to reinforce the association’s calls for consistency across the sector and to drive confidence in a risk-averse world.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia said: “With England recently entering step 4 of the government roadmap and restrictions easing across the UK, there has been much anticipation for a return to more standard procedures and practices. Without mandatory government guidance however, there will naturally be differences in service standards and the implementation of COVID-Secure protocols across different venues and organisations.

“We know that the sector is diligent, acts responsibly and maintains the highest of service standards, and that it will continue to proceed with caution through this next transition. However, now is time to proceed not just with caution, but consistency, and we therefore felt it was crucial for us to issue best practice guidance to the sector as we look to assure both government and the public that even in instances of increased cases, we as a sector can provide confidence to event bookers and delegates.”

At Cavendish Venues we have always been committed to implementing absolute best practise when it comes to Covid, in many ways we have gone further, ie:

  • Working with Euromoney we have trialled and now implemented a system whereby we can set up and verify Covid safe bubbles, see HERE for details.
  • We offer clients exclusive access to the venues etc.

To view and download the best practice guidance, click here.

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