As we step into another phase of lockdown, we’ve been longing to hear what the government has proposed for upcoming weddings.
This is a big step in the right direction, both for couples and their suppliers. Stay up to date with all things wedding planning during Coronavirus, with WJ!
Guests On Arrival
- Try to avoid making direct contact with doors or handles. Guests should enter the property through doors that are automated or manually operated by an employee where possible.
- Hand sanitisers should be places at all entry points of chosen church or venue. These must have a minimum alcohol content of 60%
- A private room should be used, if available at the venue
- Service stations for drinks and canapés must adhere to social distancing queuing systems
- Service stations must be managed by venue personnel. Self-service is no longer permitted. All canapés must be in individual portions.
- Unnecessary furniture such as sofas or tables, should be removed to ensure maximum space for physical distancing
- Entrance doors should be kept open at all times whilst guests are entering and exiting the dining area.
- Table and guest spacing mist adhere to governments 2 metre social distance rules
- Hand sanitiser must be made available at the entrance to the dining room
- Management must ensure directions and signage are visible
- Staff must be fully briefed on regulations and protocol, in line with the Governments Public Health advice
There must be no shared items at every table, instead…
- Water jugs must be poured by service personnel only
- Salt and pepper shakers, butter dishes or gravy boats should be available only on request
- Each guests should be given individual portions/sachets
- There must be no family-style service of food, (no sharing side dishes etc)
- Dessert course must be served directly to each guest fully plated
Dance Floor Etiquette
- Signage on tables and dance floors must ask guests to respect physical distancing guidelines
- Employees must monitor and manage distancing safely