MIA Update on Site Visits for Future Events

Jane Longhurst, Chief Executive of MIA has shared with Venues of Excellence an important update for conference and event planners when looking to arrange site inspections at prospective venues for their events:

We have just received confirmation from DCMS that after Monday 29th March, when the stay at home restriction is lifted, visiting a business event venue for a site visit for a future booking for a work based event will be permitted, if this cannot be carried out remotely.

These site visits can take place even if the venue is otherwise closed, however it is essential that safety guidelines for the workplace should be adhered to.

Site visits where there is not a permitted exemption for work purposes or otherwise for instance leisure, should not be taking place in closed venues at this time.

Whilst we are still waiting for further clarification on when viewings for non-work related events can take place, this is a positive step in the right direction for the reopening of the sector.

It is imperative that you take this announcement in the nature that it is intended and ensure that when conducting a site visit you strictly adhere to the covid-19 guidance.