We all love going out-out! But due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the breaks have been applied on both Summer and meeting friends. The government has now started to open the hospitality and events sector, but it is too late for many festivals. People are turning to Free Parties or Illegal Raves or House Parties, due to the clubs being closed and festivals cancelled.
Keep a log of people who attend
If you have been to a pub or restaurant recently, you will probably have noticed they are taking your name and contact details. They will not be using the data to send you countless emails advertising their latest menu, but to ensure your safety. If there is an outbreak of Covid-19, then they can contact you to tell you to get tested. Part of the NHS Track and Trace system, it’s there to help reduce the spread or Covid-19. If you are planning on a party or gathering at your house or even a venue, then you should make a list of people and their contact details. You should bear in mind that this list contains personal information, so should be compliant with GDPR.
Wear a mask
If everyone wears a face mask, then the virus is less likely to be transmitted. I hear you ask, how do people ear or drink while wearing a mask? You could provide straws, so people can drink while wearing a face-covering and an area people can eat.
Take the temperature of your guests
You should ensure your guests are not above 38 Degrees Celcius. If someone has a fever, this could be a sign they have COVID.
Provide Hand Sanitiser
Hand sanitiser has proven to be effective in killing the virus and reducing the spread. Hand Sanitiser should be available for your guests, at the entrance gate and the Bar.
Have an admission policy
All venue that serves drinks has an admission policy, usually created by the Designated Premises Supervisor or the licence holder. Private events, however, do not need an admission policy, but it may be a good idea in the current Covid-19 situation.
You could add:
- People are only allowed in if they are below 38 Degrees Celcius
- People must use the hand sanitiser
- People who have recently been to a high-risk country should not be allowed in
- People who live with someone who has symptoms or the virus should not be allowed in
- People must wear a face covering
No sharing drinks
People should not be allowed to share drinks.
Get an SIA licensed door supervisor
If you don’t want to spend the night by the door, taking the names of attendees and making sure they use the hand sanitiser. Then you may wish to employ a Door Supervisor. A Door Supervisor is a person who is licenced by the home office and has undergone training. Dot events can help you with this.
KEEP AWAY FROM FREEPARTIES
Free Parties are also known as Illegal Raves. They may be fun, but they are dangerous and can get you into trouble, just for attending.