Eventbrite has published a COVID-19 Safety Playbook for Events to help event organisers ensure attendee safety and wellbeing.

Developed in collaboration with risk management and health experts from The Chertoff Group, and informed by published guidance from the World Health Organisation, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security, the playbook is designed to provide creators of all events with resources to adopt new safety policies and procedures that follow the COVID-19 advice of health officials and regulators.

The COVID-19 Safety Playbook serves as an actionable guide with downloadable worksheets and communication templates that will help creators:

  • Understand their role and responsibility in identifying and managing the risk of COVID-19 transmission at their event.
  • Create a pre-event safety checklist to identify potential transmission risks that may affect their event, understand opportunities to manage those risks, and make informed decisions about risk acceptance.
  • Communicate safety policies and procedures to event staff and attendees, including their respective roles in increasing the likelihood of a safe event.

“As the world contemplates safe ways to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was proud to leverage our risk management methodology and experience – as well as the latest health and safety guidance – to help Eventbrite develop actionable resources that empower Eventbrite’s event creators to make risk-based decisions around when and how to host their events,” said Michael Chertoff, co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group.

Linsey Morrison, vice president of policy and platform operations at Eventbrite, commented: “At Eventbrite, it’s our job to empower our community of creators with the tools they need to host incredible events, with safety top-of-mind. The connections we make through live events are a staple of society. These real life experiences are what make communities whole and it’s imperative that as the world opens back up, creators have resources to make informed decisions about event safety, and that attendees walk into events with confidence and clarity on how event creators are taking steps to protect their well-being. Our playbook is designed to help provide that.”

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