4 Safety Protocols to Keep in Mind for Event Travel

Review these COVID considerations for large gatherings.

These safety protocols and COVID considerations for large gatherings will help keep attendees safe.

Just like you, we’re excited to see sports teams re-opening stadiums and music festivals adding new acts to their lineups every day.

While live events may still look a little different for the foreseeable future, Superior Executive Services is committed to guiding you through each step of your travel planning and preparation. That’s why we’ve prepared this list of COVID considerations for large gatherings:

  1. Entry rules
  2. Seating considerations
  3. Sanitary measures
  4. What you can do

Keep reading to learn more about the safety protocols in place so you can stay safe and have fun.

Entry rules

Safety experts are encouraging venues and event organizers to adopt safety measures to protect fans and staff. These will vary from location to location, of course, but will likely impact how you arrive at and enter your event. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the event venue to account for new entry rules and safety protocols such as:

  • Contactless entry, such as digital tickets on your phone
  • Designated entry time assignment to avoid long lines
  • Contactless, noninvasive temperature checks and/or verbal COVID questionnaires

Seating considerations

The days of crowded stands and packed general admission areas aren’t likely to return just yet. Be prepared for social distancing measures to be in place, such as grouping seats or boundaries between seats. And of course, depending on when and where your event takes place, masks will likely be required whenever you aren’t eating or drinking.

Sanitary measures

Event officials will likely make some changes to the venue to ensure everything stays as sanitary as possible, including updates to the concession areas. For example, at the Preakness Stakes, there will be no buffets or shared service; instead, guests can purchase food and beverages individually. You can also expect to find convenient hand sanitizing stations around the event.

Each venue and event organizer may implement their own safety 

guidelines, so check with the Superior team or the venue’s website for the latest detailed information before you attend.

What you can do

There are also several things you can do to protect yourself and others, in addition to the measures being put in place by event organizers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, when possible, keeping a distance of at least six feet from those you don’t live with or aren’t traveling with. The more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer the interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Even if you’re excited to see old friends or meet new people, avoid physical contact (handshakes and hugs).

Masks can make a difference when physical distancing is difficult — such as at a crowded sporting event or concert — so bring a well-fitting mask you’ll be comfortable wearing throughout the day or night.

Use common sense: wash your hands or sanitize your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow.

Finally, if you’re feeling sick, have symptoms consistent with coronavirus, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19, do not go to the event.

Superior is on your side

Our travel specialists are in close contact with event organizers and will update you on any critical changes, such as enhanced safety protocols or modifications to the venue or itinerary.

Now’s the time to start dreaming about your next live entertainment excursion. All-inclusive luxury travel packages for exciting sporting events, food and wine celebrations, and music festivals are available right now, including:

Call us today at 608.665.9070 or contact us online to start planning your premium getaway package.

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