Frequently asked questions - COVID-19

Before attending you should:

  • Complete a lateral flow / antigen test 24 hours prior to attending. You can only attend if this test has a negative result. Bring proof of a negative result
  • Complete our online attendance form – please note you must complete this before attending. You will not be allowed into the venue without it. You can find this at the following link: http://personneltodayawards.com/ptawards21/en/page/covid-19-attendee-form
  • Take note of your entrance time slot
  • Pack your mask so that you have one should you need it during the event

Please do not attend the Personnel Today Awards if you have COVID-19 symptoms or self-isolating at the time of the event.

You may replace yourself with another staff member from your organisation free of charge. Please note before the event they will still need to:

  • Complete a lateral flow test 24 hours prior to attending. They can only attend if this test has a negative result. Bring proof of a negative result.
  • Complete our online attendance form – please note they must complete this before attending. They will not be allowed into the venue without it. You can find this at the following link: http://personneltodayawards.com/ptawards21/en/page/covid-19-attendee-form
  • Take note of their entrance time slot • Pack a mask so that they have one should you need it during the event

Please do not attend the Personnel Today Awards if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or are currently showing symptoms.

You may replace yourself with another staff member from your organisation free of charge. Please note before the event they will still need to:

  • Complete a lateral flow test 24 hours prior to attending. They can only attend if this test has a negative result. Bring proof of a negative result.
  • Complete our online attendance form – please note they must complete this before attending. They will not be allowed into the venue without it. You can find this at the following link: http://personneltodayawards.com/ptawards21/en/page/covid-19-attendee-form
  • Take note of their entrance time slot • Pack a mask so that they have one should you need it during the event

There will be a drinks reception this year. To accommodate the amount of attendees we will be staggering arrivals to the venue to comply with social distancing rules.

You can find information on your arrival time on your e-ticket.

On arrival you will have your temperature checked by one of our staff, they will check your ticket, that you have completed our online Covid-19 attendance form and that you have proof of a negative lateral flow / antigen test. Sanitiser will be available on arrival before entering the drinks reception.

You can order a lateral flow / antigen test from https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or you can use the link to find your local pharmacy that provides tests https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

You can use the NHS app to log a negative result, provide a picture of the test or bring the test with you.

Masks for attendees are not mandatory for this event but we would strongly encourage you to wear one when interacting face to face with staff upon check in or when moving through crowded spaces at the venue.

All venue staff will be wearing masks for the duration. Servers will be wearing white cotton gloves replaced regularly throughout the service.

Attendee numbers have been capped to allow for social distancing between tables within the room and allow attendees to have a bit more space when seated.

Cloakrooms will be open however guests should avoid bringing overnight bags to the venue to help minimise queues and crowding.

Bars will be open after the awards ceremony. Drinks receptions will be tray service and attendees will be able to pre-order drinks for their tables before the event. We would strongly encourage you to pre-order what you will require for the dinner and after the ceremony.

The hotel maintains a high level of enhanced hygiene protocols in all areas. Deep cleaning and sanitization of public areas occurs on a daily basis.

Increased cleaning protocols are in place during the set-up, rehearsals and the event itself of all high touch points including stair and balcony handrails, door handles and bathrooms.

There will be a dance floor at the after party however we do asks guests to be mindful of all attendees when it comes to social distancing whilst on the dance floor.

We require all attendee contact details this year so we can quickly disseminate information to all that attended the event if it is required to do so.

Please note these contact details will not be used for marketing.

Please consult your e-ticket for your arrival time. If you have not received your e-ticket please contact info@personneltodayawards.com