cievents has launched its COVID-Safe Guidelines which outline resources as well as protocols to increase the health and safety precautions throughout the event planning and the delegate journey.
Launched last week at Meetings & Events Australia’s EVOLVE: Renovated 2020, cievents director of operations Tai Lennon said “there has never been a more important time for risk mitigation”.
“Prevention and response planning, operational assurance and business continuity, crisis management and communication will all need to be examined,” Lennon said.
“At cievents we believe the most important consideration is commercial risk and the understanding that this should be shared by all event stakeholders.”
As part of developing the COVID-Safe Guidelines, cievents has been working closely with suppliers to ensure pandemic cancellation and attrition clauses are included in all contracts, and all suppliers must have current COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Hotels and venues must also have relevant COVID-Safe operating principles and processes in place.
These processes include strict adherence to physical distancing measures, increased cleaning and hygiene practices, food service safety and additional delegate communications.