Reopening venues during COVID-19

As we prepare to reopen and reengage customers following a substantial lockdown in COVID-19 particularly affecting the arts and cultural sector, we are investigating how to reopen venues sustainably. Here we share some resources to support you in keeping sustainability and environmental impact top of mind. Oceanic Global has prepared these Reopening Guidelines for food businesses – demonstrating that it is possible to prioritize both health & safety as well as sustainability and to meet both goals simultaneously. Watch this space for similar resources for sustainably reopening in development for the events industry.

Embed has also prepared resources to help you recognise and overcome barriers faced by disabled visitors when considering reopening your venue or business here too. For those who are part of our Arts Council England Spotlight Programme, please see our additional webinar full of resources and guidance on energy management during the time of COVID-19. We will also be crowdsourcing a checklist for energy management in lockdown to help us move into improved practices in the opening and recovery period – if you have anything you want to add or share, please do let us know.

Communications for reopening venues sustainably

Award-winning closed-loop printers, Seacourt, has been busy navigating cultural organisations through the difficult process of re-opening to the public, ensuring visitors and staff are kept safe without losing sight of sustainability goals. Seacourt can support with fully recyclable, PVC-free outdoor banners, floor stickers, exterior and interior signage and dividers, and they are also offering a discount for first-time customers in the Julie’s Bicycle community. Check out their case study below on working with National Trust to reopen venues sustainably and safely for 500+ sites across the UK for more information and your exclusive offer. You can also check out Seacourt’s guide to how closed-loop printing works, and how it can help your business and the wider environment.

– Image: Olafur Eliasson Your uncertain shadow (colour). Installation view: Tate Modern, London. Photographer: Anders Sune Berg

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