Venue management company ASM Global has unveiled plans for a new environmental hygiene program in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The program, VenueShield, will be deployed at more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world.
ASM Global’s venues in Australia include International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Darwin Convention Centre and Cairns Convention Centre.
The new protocols and procedures are in accordance with international health care guidelines from the CDC, NHS, PHAA and WHO, among others.
The measures will explore the use of personal protective equipment, food safety measures, air quality control, surface cleaning, physical/social distancing, temperature checks, thermal cameras, hand sanitisers, reduced touch points, contactless transactions, daily monitoring systems and more.
Bob Newman, president and CEO of ASM Global, said the initiative will ensure each venue adapts to guests’ changing expectations and needs.
“At the very heart of this effort is our focus on making our employees, tenants and guests safe and comfortable in a welcoming environment,” said Bob Newman, President and CEO of ASM Global.
“We realise that each of our venues across the globe are economic engines for their respective communities, representing local tax revenues, travel revenues and jobs.
“We look forward to re-opening these local and regional economic foundations, stimulating local economies, and again delivering the entertainment experience that has defined us for decades,” Newman added.
Protocols will vary based on the type of facility and will be further customised for each unique location. All policies will be aligned with – and informed by – public health authorities, medical and industry experts.
Specific consultants have also been hired to assist with more technical aspects of the protocol like air purification, filtering and the maximisation of fresh air exchange.
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