Five Precautions to Take When Planning Your Corporate Event After COVID-19
Perhaps you want to reward your team for their exceptional work, or you want to celebrate a company milestone. It may be that you’re looking to give your employees a weekend out of the office to relax and unwind. Whatever your reasons, it’s possible that you’re hesitant about planning a corporate event after COVID-19. With strict regulations and lockdowns, you’re probably wondering how you’ll be able to organize a unique corporate event.
Luckily, by taking the necessary precautions, a small-scale outdoor event is workable. If you’re looking to host a corporate event for your company, take a look at the following information highlighting five safety measures you should take per CDC guidelines.
Restrict the Number of Attendees
Because COVID-19 is highly contagious, airborne, and can live on surfaces for hours to days, the main concern you may have is how to keep your attendees socially distanced. The most effective way to do this is to restrict the number of guests. Be sure to only invite the most significant people who should be attending the event, and remove the option to bring a plus one.
Of course, you don’t want to leave anyone out, but it may be worth noting those that may have a higher risk of getting sick. If there’s anyone on your team with a health condition or that can’t risk getting sick because they’re around other vulnerable family members, then you might want to give them the option to attend the event virtually.
In addition, because CDC health experts recommend keeping a six-foot distance between one another, look for venues with a large, open space that will comfortably accommodate your guests.
Host a Handshake-Free Event
Not only does social distancing call for increased space between people, but it also requires limited physical touch. Just nine months ago, a normal event would allow for handshakes, hugs, and high fives. Unfortunately, the safest thing to do would be to introduce a handshake-free concept, and as the organizer, it’s up to you to uphold these rules.
Notify all guests prior to the event what your safety expectations are. If you’re creating invitations, don’t forget to make a bold call to action stressing the importance of everyone playing their part in keeping the event as safe as possible. Establish alternative ways to greet someone without touching, such as waving or air hugs. If someone is experiencing signs of the virus before the event, make sure they stay behind and get the care they need.
Enforce the Use of Personal Protective Gear
Although the use of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer has become second nature, it’s still imperative that you and your guests recognize the importance of them. Ensure that all guests are using personal protective gear in the correct way. Masks should be worn covering the nose and mouth, and hands should be sanitized frequently throughout the day. Additionally, you’ll want to purchase extra masks and gloves for employees, as well as provide handwashing and sanitization opportunities. For instance, talk to your venue about setting up sanitization stations.
Choose an Outdoor, Clean, and Sanitized Venue
Choose a stunning outdoor event venue at Frogbridge Events. We strive to keep you and your team confident knowing that your corporate event can still be spectacular despite the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. From open-air lakeside activities to fun outdoor affairs, our outdoor corporate event venue can easily accommodate at least 100 guests while effectively following CDC guidelines for social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. We know the importance of keeping your employees comfortable, which is why we’ll make it a priority to implement the best practices and procedures for disinfecting our venue.
At Frogbridge Events, we only host up to two events per day. If you want to be certain your event is the only one taking place for health reasons, be sure to let our event planners know and we will sort out the details with you. Also, our exceptional culinary chef will craft a menu to meet your specific request—no matter your group’s dietary restrictions or if you want food individually wrapped to limit the spread of the virus.
Perfect Outside Venue for Your Corporate Event in Central NJ
Open spaces, all things nature, and resort-style amenities are what Frogbridge Events in Central, New Jersey is all about. It’s understandable to feel worried about planning a corporate event after a pandemic, but there are plenty of ways you can keep your guests safe while having fun when you book with Frogbridge Events. Your guests can indulge in 86 acres of breathtaking views, mouthwatering foods, and exciting team-building activities. It’s been an overwhelming year for everyone, especially workers. Don’t underestimate the transformative power of an outdoor corporate event.
Frogbridge Events has successfully planned and executed hundreds of corporate events and company picnics. From catering and entertainment to security and health precautions, we’ll help plan a stress-free and one-of-a-kind corporate event for your team. To learn more about the various corporate event packages we have to offer, complete a contact form or call our office any time at (609) 208-9475. We look forward to hearing from you!