Here at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, we’ve spent the last few months talking to our partner venues, hotels and support service providers, finding out how they’re planning for the return of business events, sharing best practice and taking a look behind the scenes.
Now that the Government has given the green light for business events to restart across England from 17 May 2021, we’re encouraging partners and stakeholders to get behind our new campaign – #ItsTyneToMeetAgain.
The business events community has come together to launch #ItsTyneToMeetAgain – a campaign to bring business events back to NewcastleGateshead and North East England. The social media led campaign features employees in the sector showing off their amazing events spaces, the warm and friendly people working in the industry and the measures that have been taken to adapt to national guidelines to ensure safety.
The UK Government has stipulated that event organisers will need to adhere to the following three requirements:
Event organisers follow all relevant Covid-secure guidance depending on the type of event, and complete a related risk assessment.
Organisers and attendees adhere to all legal requirements, including maintaining group sizes permitted by social contact restrictions at the relevant step in the roadmap and preventing mixing between groups, enforcing social distancing guidelines and mandating face coverings in indoor areas where required.
All reasonable action has been taken by the event organiser to mitigate risk to public health.
Events will be subject to the following capacity caps:
1,000 people or 50 per cent of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower at indoor events.
4,000 people or 50 per cent of a site or venue’s capacity, whichever is lower at outdoor events.