How Will Outdoor Team Building Work Now?

What You Can Expect

Team building is going to look and feel very different in the months ahead, so here’s what you can expect.

We have had to change the way we live and work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – and team building will look and feel very different too. Events can only currently be held remotely or outside – so here’s what you can expect from an outdoor team building activity.

Find a good provider

Team building has long been integral to the success of a company, and it has had to change in order to fit in with the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. It’s always been a good idea to book your team building events with an experienced provider, but right now it is more essential than ever. Zing Events have been a favourite with companies all over the UK for some time, and they have been busy redeveloping their events for a post-lockdown workplace.

Who can’t attend?

People who have had symptoms of coronavirus within the last seven days will be asked to stay at home. They will also be asked to stay away if anyone in their household has had symptoms within the last 14 days, as it can take that long for an infected person’s symptoms to appear. If they have been contacted by the government’s test and trace program they will be told to not attend either. These measures will really cut down on the risk of transmission.

A smaller guest list

Other changes will have to be made to further reduce the risk of transmission. They may have to have less attendees, as the government does have restrictions on how many people can gather outdoors at any one time. This will no doubt change in the months ahead, and a trusted team building specialist like Zing Events will keep up to date with all current legislation. So you can be sure your team building event is being carried out in a COVID-safe way.

Social distancing

If there are two words that could sum up the year so far, they would be ‘social distancing’. You’re set to hear a lot more of that when it comes to outdoor team building. Your event will be led by an experienced team building specialist, and they will make sure that attendees stay 2 metres apart, or 1 metre if other protective measures are being taken. Holding an event outdoors really helps you to distance more effectively – and also makes it much harder for the virus to spread.

 

Hygiene measures

Last but not least, hygiene. This is so important, and will keep you and all the other attendees safe. You’ll wash your hands before the event, and you should use hand sanitiser throughout if needed. It is likely that you will be asked to wear a mask, and disposable gloves too. These really help to stop the spread of any harmful pathogens, whether that is through the air or by touching a contaminated surface.

What to do next

If you want to find out more about how outdoor team building could work for you and your colleagues, then you know who to call! With a few adjustments, there’s no reason why you can’t still reap the rewards of a great team building activity.

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