04/11/20. Important update on our facilities: In-person Conference and Event Activity Temporarily Paused
Cloth Hall Court receives Visit Britain accreditation for safe meetings and events.
MEETinLEEDS is delighted to announce that our Cloth Hall Court venue has been accredited with Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ status, so we can confidently and safely host events for up to 30 people from 1 October 2020.
‘We’re Good to Go’ recognition means that Cloth Hall Court has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
We have created revised room layouts across the venue with a minimum of 2m distance. This means that conference organisers and delegates can take confidence that our team will create a safe environment for face to face meeting and events for up to 30 people.
We’re Good to Go
‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation means we have created a safe environment for face to face meeting and events for up to 30 people.
We have also implemented:
- One-way systems with directional markings placed on floors and doors.
- A track and trace system.
- Face masks for all operational staff and masks for delegates in all public areas of the building.
- High frequency cleaning for frequent touch points.
- Pre-booked refreshment and lunch space to reduce contact between events.
What our team say…
Kelly Allen, Cloth Hall Court Manager, shares the journey the team have taken to ensure we can run socially distanced meetings in the venue.
“Since returning to work I have realised how different yet at the same time familiar the new normal is. Driving into work was quiet and not the hectic busy traffic I was used to, with less people around and a general sense of calm. Being welcomed back into Cloth Hall Court was exciting and seeing the team ready for action made it like I had never been away. Understanding how we were to deliver events and meetings while complying with Government guidelines gave us a collective focus.
“Together we formalised the new measures we needed to put in place for the safety of our visitors and our colleagues. The first job was to set up all our conference rooms to understand the new capacities and layouts. One of our largest rooms that had a capacity of 300, now has a maximum possible capacity of 42, but which is currently capped at 30 as per the Government guidance. It is a dramatic reduction but we are confident the venue still looks amazing and has plenty of space to be a safe environment.
“Alongside resetting the rooms, everything we would consider as normal added extras we provide on the tables needed to be removed, such as snacks, water, glasses, pads and pens. They are now available on request so we can maintain cleanliness of items and surfaces.
“The busy open catering spaces are now individual served stations, with a grab and go packed lunch and bottles of water on request. Complying with the new regulations in the catering on offer and making our customers feel safe and at ease is paramount.
“The changes to the conference rooms are reflected with tweaks to the dynamic of the building. An easy to identify and follow one-way system has been put in place. We are lucky as the natural flow of the space, with multiple entrances and large double doors in the communal areas, made this simple. Our reception area includes a screen, sanitisation stations, and compulsory face covering in certain areas.
“What previously came as second nature must now be thought about and delivered in a different way. We are open to adapting to circumstances and new procedures. This is the new normal and we are up for the challenge!”