A number of jurisdictions and bodies around the world have chalked plans and issued guidelines for reopening of live events post the Covid19 lockdown.
Not to be left behind, the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) constituted a COVID Task Force that has been tasked with creating SOPs for various kinds of events and experiential activities in India, when live on-ground events resume.
The guidelines will be announced at a webinar next week, informed Siddhartha Chaturvedi, NEC - General Secretary, EEMA, who is heading the Task Force comprised of 15 subject matter experts.
Chaturvedi said, “We will be submitting these sets of SOPs to the government which will be further launched at a webinar held next week. We will be starting off with a 360-degree marketing campaign to let everyone know that we are event-ready.”
"While we are deliberating on Sporting SOPs, the respective sports bodies are working towards it and will add to the list once it is ready," he added.
EEMA will unveil SOPs for:
- Corporate Events
- Political Events
- Religious Events
- Festivals and Concerts
- Urban Activations (like in Malls and Schools) and
- Rural activations.
- Large Format Conferences & Exhibitions.
Updated at 12:00 hrs on 7th August basis clarification from EEMA on the date of announcement.
(Updated at 13:00hrs on 7th August to include a comment on SOPs for sporting events, add Large Format Events and Conferences and amend size of task force to 15. The size of the Covid Task Force was incorrectly published as 50 earlier - the error is regretted.)