If COVID-19 has impacted the way you run your venue and you are looking to develop a safe re-opening or restarting strategy, information on this page can help.


Here’s a blog post where I discuss safe re-opening strategies and often the best strategies are the most cost effective.

The Event Safety Alliance in the USA published a comprehensive free re-opening guide for venues.

The Event Industry Forum (UK) have produced a guidance document with input from DCMS.

The Association of Event Organisers have this great resource and now government approved guidelines. Their risk assessment framework will help all event organisers in their planning and risk management.

If you are responsible for running a venue or place where crowds congregate, then I highly recommend taking this course in COVID-19 Place Management.

The virus transmits from person to person and from surface (fomite) to person. The closer we are to the person/surface and the longer we spend, the higher the risk. So for every space in your event/venue consider the density of your crowd, the duration of time they spend and any fomites they may be touching (door handles, bathroom sinks, toilets, touchscreen monitors, tables, chairs, books, products).