Outdoor can be best...even with the British weather!
As many of us eagerly await reaching the next step of the Government's Roadmap, it's easy to forget just what Fun can be had right now. Following guidelines and ensuring the correct measures are in place mean that you can still enjoy those event plans over the coming weeks.
And one key thing to remember is that outdoors is one of the best options to hold your event!
Usually during the 'Summer season', the majority of events that The Fun Experts are invited to, take place outdoors in the (sometimes) beautiful British weather.
And being outdoors is one of the key ingredients in mitigating the risk of transmission as we all well know.
So when you were thinking that you may have to put your event plans on hold because of the recent delays, you'd be forgiven for missing that both Steps 2 (in place since 12th April 2021) and Step 3 (in place since 17th May 2021) of the Roadmap and certain easing of restrictions meant that certain events can continue.
There are a few things you need to remember of course and ensure that guidelines are followed, such as having a relevant Risk Assessment in place. When it comes to the entertainment side of things, you can trust in The Fun Experts that we have the appropriate measures in place to ensure a Covid Secure and fun experience. Some of these include:
- Fully trained Fun Experts in Covid Safety
- Cleaning and sanitisation of equipment before, during and after your event
- Covid compliant Risk Assessments
A recent article we wrote following the delay provides more detail as to how you can allow for your event to continue with details such as:
Inline with Step 3 of Government Guidance (in place since 17th May, 2021), Events that are able to commence include:
- Where people are likely to congregate in one area for the duration of the event.
- People are likely to enter or leave the venue in large numbers at a similar time
Dependant on your venue type, there are some further guidelines to follow in line with capacity levels:
In line with guidance, the following capacity limits are in place:
- 1,000 people or 50% of a venue's capacity, whichever is lower indoors.
- 4,000 people or 50% of a site or venue's capacity, whichever is lower at outdoor events
One thing we've found being confused around attending events and 'numbers' is around groups of 30. So for example at an outdoor event, it isn't that only 30 people can attend - it is that within the groups that attend your event, multiple groups can attend but within those groups there should be no more than 30 people and capacity levels should allow for groups not to mix and remain socially distanced.
So, what about the Fun ingredient!
We thought we'd share with you some of our popular pieces of fun for your outdoor summer - covid secure - event:
All the fun of the fair can be at your event with classic traditional carnival games housed in our striking red and white stalls. From classics such as Coconut Shy (or should that be Coconut Shie?) to Tin Can Alley, along with updated versions of Ball In A Bucket and many more. The best thing though is the chance to walk away with a novelty prize!
No outdoor event is complete without the ability to run, jump, bounce and slide across an array of vibrant, fun inflatables. Our collection of Inflatables ranges from traditional Bouncy Castles to the more competitive Assault Course. With Inflatable Climbing Walls, Hungry Hippos to name just a few, both you and your guests are guaranteed FUN at your event.
What a sight it is to see 10's or better still 100's of deckchairs lined up at an event. Ideal for creating seating areas with a visual impact, Deckchairs are fantastic for outdoor cinema events or quite simply creating socially distanced seating areas at your event, whether indoors or out.
And so much more...
With over 400 pieces of fun, event entertainment equipment to choose from, your really are spoilt for choice and the above is just the tip of the iceberg - from Rodeo Bulls to Wipeout, entertainers including Circus Workshops and Face Painters and everything else in between! The Fun Experts really are your event experts and are ready to share with you nearly 20 years of experience and FUNspire your events!
Get in touch with the team today and share in the 5* star experience that The Fun Experts provide each and every one of you!
If you don't have the outdoor space or venue and you're looking to hold your event indoors, this article goes about informing you what you can do with indoor events inline with guidance from Step 2 and 3 of the Roadmap.