Wyboston Lakes launches 'Safe Events' plan

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Wyboston Lakes Resort has launched Safe Events, a comprehensive plan and policy in response to Covid-19 to safeguard the health and safety of its staff, customers and clients to ensure the conference and training complex is ready for a safe reopening.

Steve Jones, Managing Director of Wyboston Lakes Resort, one of the largest independent venues in the UK said: “We have approached this situation with extreme caution and have been working tirelessly on preparing our venues to be ready to re-open in the safest way possible.. Our new policy includes an extensive range of measures, including physical barriers, signage, training and technology, such as self-check in terminals and cashless payments only and heightened and intensive hygiene.

“In the weeks prior to lockdown, and during our closure, we introduced strict additional cleaning regimes to do all that we could to help stop transmission of this virus. Given the ever-changing nature of this situation our policy will also keep evolving to ensure it remains up to date, relevant and effective.”

The venue has already implemented and practised a social distancing plan as it has been used as a training venue for front line NHS workers during the UK lockdown. This policy involves advising guests on social distancing rules, the introduction of maximum capacities in public areas and the rearrangement of layouts to ensure a two-metre distance is upheld.

Before returning to work, staff will be required to complete an online training programme on new working practices following Covid-19. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided to team members where appropriate and hand sanitiser will be available throughout the venues. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting will be increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.

Jones added: “Our new policy will mean we have to do things differently but rest assured we will still be putting our people and customers first. We will do whatever we can to make our guests’ time with us as enjoyable as possible but all wrapped in a package to keep them, along with our hard working and extremely dedicated colleagues, safe.”