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Recover And Reopen Covid 19 Event Safety Planning Free Webinar

We are presenting a series of webinars and safety support for AFO Members to manage COVID 19 safe festivals, with event safety specialists, Symphotech, to run December 12th, January 9th and at our member's conference on February 20th. Specifically, the legislative area will be England.

Producing our festivals will be complicated in 2021. These free to attend Recover & Reopen webinars aim to support AFO members incorporating safe, COVID secure, practices for events and venues next year. They will help you prepare and implement the appropriate safety measures to mitigate the risks presented by the Coronavirus, to satisfy licensing officials, while reassuring artists, crews and audiences that our events are safe.

We believe this is an important free membership support Initiative, against the backdrop of 2020's lost incomes, which make it harder to invest in vital professional health and safety advice.

Symphotech has been providing professional and practical safety advice and support to the events sector since 2011. They are channelling Arts Council funding received this Autumn to not only secure their business through this difficult time, but to support the sector through funding safety consultancy work, to help events Recover & Reopen.

The free Recover & Reopen webinars, hosted by the AFO, will give you health and safety guidance, and access to a suite of specially developed resources and documentation, authored by Symphotech. In the new year, webinar two will follow up on your work and any particular challenges you’re facing.

Session One: 12th December 2020 Greenfield events webinar: 10.30 – 12.00 Urban and other events: 13.00 - 14.30 Eddy Grant CMIOSH, Director of Safety Symphotech; Programme Leader Events University of Cumbria, will present guidance for how to deal with the impact of Covid safety on planning for your event and take questions from the audience. Attendees will also have access to templates and document resources needed for planning.

Session Two: 9th January 2021 Greenfield events follow up: 10.30 – 12.00 Urban and other events: 13.00 – 14.30 Eddy returns to review and take follow up questions from those who have prepared their plans and are progressing them through SAG and planning processes.

Session Three: 20th February 2021 Symphotech will join us at the AFO conference to revisit the guidance and any further changes or insights gained, assisting both new and existing attendees with the state of play in running safe, Covid secure events in 2021 and beyond.

Save the dates now and If you would like to attend these events please contact [email protected]

Association of Festival Organisers (AFO): 16th Nov 2020 10:09:00

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