After a year of dealing with a global pandemic, the hospitality industry is looking forward to resuming live events and hybrid events. AV services have now expanded beyond technology and audio visual production to include safety measures. Now that we have somewhat understood life during a pandemic, we are expecting new government rules and safety procedures for all events. Below is a list of safety services each AV company will have to provide for their valued clients.
1. Temperature testing stations:
With touch-free thermometers, it is a quick way to make sure everyone is feeling well.
2. Touch-free registration:
Registration can be completed through individual devices or through automated apps and kiosks. Line ups will go down to enter an event and less welcome staff will be needed.
3. Contactless food serving:
Buffets will no longer be an option for events. Food will likely be served to each attendee by wait staff fully complying to safety protocols. There may be automated food serving stations which will be based on pre-ordered meal selection.
4. Highly trained wait staff:
Service industry staff will need to be retrained to understand and manage all safety precautions for the food and beverage industry, events industry and hospitality regulations. The quantity of service industry jobs may or may not increase as a result of changing needs and related costs.
5. New sanitization products:
AV companies will provide standard sanitization products through kioks for hand sanitizer, sanitization wipes, disposable gloves, disposable pens, disposable cutlery, disposable clothing, and other requirements as needed. Everyone from companies to venues to AV providers will have their own sanitization products offering.
6. Vaccination Passport Tracking:
If vaccinations are mandatory for attending events, a tracking system that confirms accuracy will be provided by AV companies as part of the event entry process. As the rules become more clear, new technologies can emerge.