IACC Covid-19 Venue Re-opening Resources

Over the coming weeks and months IACC member venues will begin the re-opening (or in the case of Sweden who remain open, returning to higher group demand) of their venues for meetings, training, conferences and events. There will be a great deal of activity in the marketplace, as venues, groups and other industry bodies develop procedures and then update procedures, as the meetings landscape becomes clearer. IACC will use this page to share by date order, documents and industry published information, for IACC member venues to consider when developing their own re-opening strategies.

Resources from IACC

IACC Guides to Re-imagining Conference Breaks ad Lunches

In March 2021 IACC published two comprehensive guides on how to redesign your breaks and lunch service. View both on line here.

IACC Critical Pathway to Re-opening Conference, Meeting and Training Venues

This July IACC published a 53-page guide Critical Pathway to Re-opening Conference, Meeting and Training Venues.

IACC Operations, Employee Health and Guides to Entry Screening

Three informational guides, from a number of industry and venue sources. These list possible approaches to operating procedures for both a restricted no-contact service environment and also a restricted contact service environment. These guides offer up various approaches venues can consider and are not created to be taken up as detailed, in full. Each venue MUST liaise and respect their governmental and health department guidelines, when setting their operating procedures.   

Download IACC’s Guide to Operations and Re-opening
Download IACC’s Guide to Employee and Guest Health
Download IACC’s Guide to Entry Screening and Case Reporting

Industry Resources

IACC Recognised Health & Cleanliness Certifying Organisations

Global: Safe Hotels CovidClean Certification | The Events Industry Council’s: Health and Safety for Hotels Accepted Practices Guide

United Kingdom: Quality in Tourism | Meeting Industry Association AIM Secure

United States: Steritech Covid-19 Protocol Check | EHA Consulting Group Inc. | Emergency Concierge International’s COVID-19 Medical Contingency Plan

Denmark:  Horesta Safe to Visit

Brussels: Health Safety Label

Sweden: Safe Hotels Covid Clean

Additional resources by release date

April 2021

Designing Responsible Digital Events , white paper 

Free download from Serge Kampf Les Fontaines

January 2021

  • Event Industry Resilience RoadmapNew event measures for a resilient industry – Free download from the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS)

December 2020

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March 2020

Mobile Apps and Webinars

Emerge Protect – App based emergency procedures for managers

Datassential – Weekly webinars on Covid-19 foodservice related topics

National Restaurant Consultants – Template Action Plan (.xls direct download)

IACC Member Example Room Capacity PPT – Excellent instructional guide as a PPT download, with capacities and room set photos. Thank you Wyboston Lakes Resort in the United Kingdom. 

Example Safe Distancing Venue Protocols  – PDF with venue shots. Thank you Wyboston Lakes Resort in the United Kingdom. 

IACC expresses its appreciation to all IACC members and partners who continue to support the efforts of information gathering, ideas sharing and knowledge exchange. IACC would especially like to thank the following people for their above and beyond contributions during this time:

Felix Maietta, Corporate Executive Chef, Nestle Professional
Ron Stoddard, Executive Chef, Summit Conference Centre, Chicago
Murray Hall, Executive Chef, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, US & Europe
Alan Corlett, Group Commercial Director, De Vere Hotels, UK
Louise Hallquist, Executive Chef, Sigtunahojden, Sweden
Brian Stapleton, VP Food & Beverage, Aramark Conferencing 

Membership Resources