Housekeeping| COVID-19 - Update #2 for our clients
Updated: Mar 19
On 16 March 2020, the Government advised that public events or gatherings of 500 or more people, including both indoor and outdoor events, should be cancelled to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
Ellerslie Event Centre is therefore unable to accept bookings or host any events of this size until such time that the Government announces a change to this advice. You can stay up to date with the latest information here.
Our account managers are proactively contacting any event centre clients with existing bookings that have been affected by this announcement to discuss their options. If you wish to explore holding a future event of this size, our account managers are still available to answer any queries you might have so you are in an informed state should the situation change and the ability to book reinstated.
Ellerslie Event Centre is committed to the health and safety of its staff and you, our valued clients and your delegates, to ensure you can continue to enjoy our facilities safely.
We are taking a precautionary approach and closely following MoH advice and want to share with you the actions we are taking:
Our executive team meets every day to stay up-to-date with the evolving situation and ensure new information can be sent out to our staff, suppliers, contractors and clients
Staff briefings have been held to remind them of the need to be vigilant in safe hygiene practices and that any staff members who feel unwell or present flu or cold-like symptoms must remain at home and seek medical advice
Posters have been put up throughout the Ellerslie Event Centre to maintain awareness of best practice health and safety procedures for staff and clients
Hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout our facilities in meeting rooms and foyers where there is high foot traffic
We have increased the level and frequency of cleaning bathrooms and have increased the frequency and disposal procedures for rubbish bins
As a reminder to our clients and their event delegates, we encourage you to follow these basic principles to reduce the risk of spreading viral infections:
Stay at home if you develop a fever and ring your health professional or the MoH Healthline on 0800 358 5453
Avoid close contact with people suffering symptoms of COVID-19 or the flu
Wash hands frequently
Always practice cough etiquette
Maintain a sensible distance
Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing
We ask you to share the above information with your event attendees and anyone else who you may come into contact with. We will provide you with an update in the event the above information changes in order to ensure you have the most current information from WHO and MoH as the situation evolves and if more stringent measures are recommended.
We also ask you to share your advice and Health and Safety Plan with us ahead of your event.
Executive General Manager – Hospitality & Events