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Infection Control Protocol - Person to Person Events

Sight Village Infection Control Protocols – Person to Person Events

As organisers, we, along with the venues we use, have a duty of care to visitors, volunteers and staff to ensure as far as reasonably practicable that no one is exposed to risk to their Health and Safety.  We take our responsibility seriously and want to provide as much information & reassurance as possible to assist you with your decision whether to attend an event.

Before the Event; Safe Travel

We will provide as much information about travelling to our events as possible and one of the team will always be happy to discuss your options in detail.  We will be working with Network Rail who hopes to be able to provide volunteers at Birmingham New Street Station to assist your onward travel to the Central venue.  For other venues, we will do our best to liaise with regional service providers however; we cannot always guarantee that volunteers will be situated at every station.  We would strongly urge people to book travel assistance where possible.   

Pre-Registration

All visitors, including anyone attending with you as an assistant, would be advised to pre-register prior to the event date.  This will speed up entry upon arrival and can be done online via the appropriate Eventbrite link which will be available on our website, the promotional flyers and emails.  For anyone unable to register online, it can be done by one of the Sight Village Team by calling 0121 803 5484.

Arrival at and during an Event

As part of our ongoing infection control protocols we will ensure that hand sanitiser will be available throughout the exhibition area and we will encourage everyone to sanitise frequently whilst on site.

Face coverings are no longer mandatory and we acknowledge that it is everyone’s personal choice whether or not to wear one.  Sight Village staff and volunteers will wear face covering unless they are unable to do so for medical reasons. 

Exhibitors will be required to sanitise work areas and display products.

Space between exhibitor stands and aisles will be wider than usual to ensure appropriate distancing is observed. 

We will do our best to ensure that refreshments will be available for purchase at most of our events in the normal way. In the unlikely event that catering is not available at one of the events we will communicate this to you via the Sight Village website.

We will make every effort to ensure that sighted guides are available at the events however; many of the organisations that have previously supported us, remain unable to release staff.  We continue to look for volunteers and updates will be added to each event page.

As with all our events, a dog spending area will be identified.

This information will be updated as and when required.  If you have any concerns or suggestions, please get in touch by email: sv@qac.ac.uk or call 0121 803 5484.

We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming you to a Sight Village event soon!

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