The organisers of the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in Nottingham are putting in a number of measures to reassure any would-be delegates who may be concerned about mingling with people that everything will be done to ensure their health and safety.
The venue, Nottingham Trent University, is enhancing its cleaning schedules and sanitisation, while the registration area will be extended and registration itself will be self-service.
Goodie bags will be assembled by staff wearing PPE, with quarantining taking place before they are distributed, while all entrances and exits to the lecture theatres will be used, and people will be asked to wear face masks during sessions if they can. Any equipment will be sanitised between uses.
There will be optional table service during the barbeque and gala dinner while during the day there will be staggered lunch times and extra catering points to reduce any risk of crowding. The exhibition area is being expanded and there will be specific breakout areas for meetings.
“It’s clear after 18 months that the industry needs to get back together in person, and I’m delighted to be organising one of the first such events in our sector,” commented JCT Director John Nightingale. “But the spectre of Covid is still here and while it’s great that case numbers are falling again and hospitalisations and deaths remain much lower than they were before the vaccine, we will not be taking any unnecessary risks and these measures will help us deliver a safe, happy return to in-person events with minimal disruption to delegates.”
The JCT Traffic Signals Symposium takes place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th September with the MOVA user group on Tuesday 14th September at The Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University. To sign up as a delegate go to: http://www.jctconsultancy.co.uk/Symposium/Symposium2021/symposium2021.php
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