GBAC, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, provides the ultimate assurance that air quality, cleanliness and all other associated covid precautions are in place at the highest levels and I am delighted to also be able to tell you that Orlando International Airport (OIA) is already accredited.
Details can be found here https://gbac.issa.com/issa-gbac-star-facility-accreditation/
Given the airline industry’s actions to ensure passenger safety, and that of OIA, if you choose to stay at the WATS HQ hotel this year you are assuring yourself of the safest processes and venue available.
On site of course masks are recommended, social distancing notices are visible and hand sanitizer is available in all high touch areas.
Halldale will also be doing things differently and we will specify how we will register and issue passes, how we will sanitize the speaker podium and equipment as we approach the event.
Of course, it remains the responsibility of each and everyone of us to care for our own health and that of colleagues and friends. Temperatures will be taken on arrival at the hotel and we must all be as sure as we reasonably can be that we are not infected before traveling.
Events at the RSC have already begun, new protocols are in place to ensure safe and hygienic food distribution and by the time we all arrive in late April the venue will have a track record of several months and dozens of events
You can be sure that we will work closely with the hotel and monitor any changes to regulations in the months before WATS 2021 and we will keep you informed.
We look forward to welcoming back to WATS 2021!
Andy Smith, CEO and Publisher, Halldale Group