Potential participants will want to be reassured and know that they will interact in a risk-free environment. This will be more important to some than it is to others but still needs to be at the top of your priorities.
During the planning phase of your event, you will need to discuss every detail with the location in order to make sure that all parties’ expectations can be satisfied. You need to be thinking about the flow of people, both visitors and staff.
Because there is a possibility of traffic jams around the restrooms, a definite system will be required; one possibility is to use a system along the lines of “one person in, one person out, etc.” Keep in mind that you should also consider how people will be able to navigate through any narrow corridors and walkways. Consider potential points of congestion, such as registration desks, and ways that they can be managed. Think about using self-service check-in kiosks, which reduce the amount of time spent waiting in lines and interacting with other people.
Within the shops, one-way systems are in operation. You might find that some of their strategies work well for your own events. Before your delegates arrive, you need to make sure that your social distancing measures have been tested (just like a sound check). You will then be able to make any necessary last-minute adjustments.