Following recent announcements regarding the latest lock down, we wanted to write to you with further information around your options to hold meetings, training and educational programmes. The rules can be confusing, and we have been working with both our industry colleagues and directly into government to gain as much clarity as possible on your behalf.
The government is aware that many businesses need to have meetings, training and educational gatherings, and that these form part of essential work exempt from lockdown. Therefore, if you need to, you can progress with organising education, training and government approved sector meetings. You are also able to arrange accommodation for those travelling for business. See below the relevant statements from the government, but please do also visit www.gov.uk/guidance/ if you need more reassurance.
Education and childcare
You can leave home for education (formal provision, rather than extracurricular classes such as music or drama tuition), training, registered childcare and children’s activities that are necessary to allow parents/carers to work, seek work, or undertake education or training…
Where and when you can meet in larger groups
There are still circumstances in which you are allowed to meet others from outside your household or support bubble in larger groups, but this should not be for socialising. A full list of these circumstances can be found in the regulations.
The main reasons are for work, voluntary or charitable services, and formal education or training (as opposed to extracurricular classes)...
Clearly, the host venue of these meetings will need to be approved as Covid-safe, and at Make Venues we have received both regulatory endorsement and validation directly from our existing clients. If you need any more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures, please feel free to visit the dedicated information page on our website www.makevenues.co.uk/coronavirus-measures, or get in touch with us directly.
We’re keen to continue to support our customers run the meetings you need to, to move your businesses forward. We are very much open for business throughout this period, but also taking bookings for December 2020 and into 2021, and with flexible cancellation terms to suit your needs.
We look forward to providing the same warm welcome and hospitality you’re used to getting from Make Venues. Regardless of the situation around us, we’ll keep you safe, secure and able to focus on your meeting.