With the pandemic, it has been quite a challenging period of time for everyone, especially those in the events and meetings industry. This has been one of the sectors that have gotten hit so hard with the pandemic. However, with the roll out of the vaccines, there has been some light at the end of the tunnel. However, there is still such a long way to go before things can go back to how they were before. As a matter of fact, most of the venues that hold the major meetings and events have still not been allowed to go back to normal operations, and do things in their full capacity. There are some aspects that might not change, even when the pandemic season is over and settled.
Structure of Events Post Covid Season
Discussed below in details is a comprehensive look at how things are most likely to be in the events sector, even when the Covid pandemic season is over:
a) Very High Hygiene Standards
The Covid-19 period has seen the hygiene standards become quite top-notch,especially with the constant washing of hands and sanitizing every so often than usual. This has been quite an effective method of helping to reduce the chances of allowing the virus to spread. Because of this, it is one of the practices that will still be maintained, even past the pandemic season.
Actually, this is one of the very many routines that Father George Rutler believes should be fostered, especially in gatherings, even when we are out of the woods. It is also very vital and important that even the venue that is chosen for the given event to happen, be one that holds very highly the required standards of hygiene. This will go a long way to ensure that people do not become sick unnecessarily
b) Social Distancing
Before the pandemic, the whole idea behind social distancing was rather too foreign. People in events would often just crowd up in different segments without caring at all about how far apart from each other they were. However, with the pandemic, it has become quite crucial that people be socially distanced from one another. This is however something that is going to be carried forward to the future, past the pandemic. This is because, irrespective of the fact that it will be practiced past the Covid times, it will go a long way in enhancing the organization of different events. A well spaced out event will end up looking much more sophisticated, in comparison to one in which no adherence is given to social distance.
c) Virtual Events
In-person meeting is something that became almost non-existent, during the pandemic era. Most people mostly resorted to holding events virtually, especially through zoom meetings. The result at the end of the day showed just how successful and possible this could actually get. This is one of the practices that will still continue even post Covid. This is because there are often some instances that may get so stressful and time-consuming to organize physically. But with a new successful hack of virtual meetings, it has been proven that it can be done very efficiently. Father George Rutler actually highly feels that this is one of the precautions that will still see its effectiveness even as the pandemic ends.