Event planning Amidst COVID-19

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Written by Jorge Soares
Event Director
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Whether you’ve got a birthday party, baby shower or wedding coming up in the next couple of weeks, chances are is that your event has been put on hold because of the recent acceleration of coronavirus.

In these challenging times, Last Man Standing Events gives you a few points of consideration to help guide you with event planning amidst COVID-19.

Postpone Don’t Cancel

Many event planners in South Africa may find themselves quite disheartened by the effects that the coronavirus is having on society. With events over the next few weeks not being able to take place, you have two options; postpone or cancel.

By canceling may in certain cases, don’t give up hope! Certain research says that events may be up and running again in just a few months.

Use Isolation to Prepare for Your Event

While many of your events over the next few weeks may have been postponed or canceled, try and look at the benefits of the lockdown. You are more than likely going to have a lot of time of your hands, so why not use this time to fully prepare for your next event.

Make your own décor, create a dance routine and try out new recipes! All in an effort to make your next event the best of the best!

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Stream an Event or Get Together

If you missing the interaction of other people and that party feeling. What not stream an event where all of your friends listen and dance to the same playlist, play a game, sing karaoke, or even just watch a movie together? There are many apps that make it easy to pull off a digital event. Certain events you could even profit from. For instance, you could get a musician to live stream a performance and ask viewers for donations in order to view the event.

Do NOT Risk it

Whatever you do, do not risk hosting an event during the lockdown and isolation period. It may seem fun and exciting to host a ‘secret’ party but you could get into serious trouble and even be fined by the relevant authorities. Not only that, but gatherings of people have shown to play a catastrophic role in the spread of the disease. The best way to stop the spread of coronavirus is to effectively self-isolated until the lockdown is over, and to only start throwing parties and events when it safe to do so.
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Research and Plan for the Future

Ensure that you stay on top of the latest developments when it comes to coronavirus. This means watching the news for updates. This will allow you to plan accordingly and assess when your next event is most likely to safely take place. Even after the lockdown, things won’t return back to normal straight away and the nation is more than likely going to have to adhere to strict rules when out in public. You may want to use this time to brainstorm event ideas where you can minimise contact between attendees. Allow us to help plan your next event! We have all the tools, experience and know-how to bring your dream event to life, whatever it may be. Contact Us Now!


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