Back in March, Denmark was one of the first countries in Europe to go into lockdown and one of the first to reopen just a month later. Embarking on a gradual and controlled reopening has allowed the country to keep the virus under control while adapting to a new normal, where health and safety always come first.
In the country’s capital of Copenhagen, delegates will experience this from the moment they arrive. There are a string of Covid-19 measures in place, aimed at keeping travellers safe, including the requirement to wear facemasks on public transport and in all public indoor places and the option to be tested at the airport upon arrival. From accessible test facilities to directional one-way markings for pedestrians in busy public spaces, Copenhagen’s safety measures can be seen and felt everywhere.
Safe to visit
The Danish hotel, restaurant and tourism association, HORESTA, has developed a “SAFE TO VISIT” guide for its members. The guide focuses on ensuring a safe distance between guests, hyper hygiene and workflows designed to minimise physical contact between guests, staff and suppliers.
Many venues have also launched their own safety protocols that consider all aspects of organising and attending an event. Denmark’s largest congress center Bella Center has implemented a long list of measures and initiatives that include extra space between seats in meetings, streaming between meeting rooms, increased and thorough cleaning and individually served food.
Adding to this, the government’s early easing of group restrictions for meetings and conferences has given Copenhagen’s hotels, venues and other suppliers a chance to test and prepare for a range of different meeting formats. This means that key components of a successful meeting such as space management, focus on hygiene and cleaning and the food and beverage offering all comply with the authorities’ safety guidelines
Copenhagen’s hotels have also implemented a range of Covid-19 measures and procedures. High-touch areas, such as bathrooms, elevator buttons remote controls and similar, are disinfected and cleaned with a higher frequency; loose items such as pens, note pads and information material are removed from rooms; and individually packaged breakfast meals have replaced the traditional breakfast buffet.
The same goes for the city’s restaurants that have introduced a limit on number of guests, and even stricter hygiene and safety protocols than before. Many restaurants also offer private dining spaces and the opportunity to hire the restaurant exclusively, ensuring groups their own private and safe dining space. Adding to this, guests are required to wear facemasks at restaurants, bars and cafés when they are not seated.
In other words, when hosting a meeting in Copenhagen, corporate companies can rest assured that their delegate’s safety is taken care of and always top of mind from arrival to departure.
These are just some of the measures across the city that are part of a new normal. A new normal that goes hand in hand with Copenhagen’s preexisting focus on providing a safe and healthy environment for its residents and visitors. Already known as one of the greenest, cleanest and safest meeting destinations in the world with a key focus on sustainability, Copenhagen and its business events suppliers are prepared and ready to welcome delegates back to the city.