RAPID ONSITE COVID-19 TESTING FOR EVENT AND MEETING ATTENDEES
To provide ease, confidence and reassurance to safely return to face-to-face events, we’ve introduced pre-event, onsite, rapid COVID-19 antigen testing for meeting and event attendees, further enhancing the comprehensive Hotels Safety Protocols, which are already in place in all hotels. To provide this service, we partner with leading healthcare providers to make the option available in 23 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Together we are delivering a reliable solution that you can trust for your future events.
What we provide
Through our healthcare partner, we will provide the point of care test kits (rapid antigen lateral flow) and ensure all tests are administered by trained healthcare professionals who meet local requirements.
The convenient tests can be performed on the day of the event, before attendees enter. Our hotel team will optimize the planning together with you to minimize total required pre-event time. Rapid antigen tests are performed right on site by the healthcare professional(s), in a dedicated and safe area of the hotel, and results are returned in just 15 minutes (up to a maximum of 30 minutes). The rapid tests provided by our healthcare partners are amongst the best performing on the market and meet the WHO requirements in terms of accuracy, specificity and sensitivity.
How it works:
From start to finish, you can rest assured knowing that that your attendees in a safe environment, with in-depth cleaning and disinfection procedures, physical distancing, thoroughly sanitized meeting spaces, protective equipment, and updated training for team members. Check the “Meetings & Events” tab to learn more about our 10-step protocol for meetings and events.
Prior to the event
Booking the rapid COVID-19 test
Rapid COVID-19 tests can be booked together with your meeting package. Please allow a minimum of three weeks prior to the day of arrival to organize the local setup. Our team will include this service in your event proposal and will provide you with all further details.
Upon confirming the event, we will provide supporting information and materials to share with your attendees about the test.
A safe arrival
We will welcome your guests in a dedicated, safe area, ensuring physical distancing.
Administering the test
Up to 20 attendees can be tested in one hour; for larger groups our healthcare partner can foresee additional staff for optimal planning and to minimize waiting time.
Secure waiting room
After administering the test, guests will be asked to wait for the results in a separate, secure waiting room. Results are returned in just 15 to maximum 30 minutes.
If attendees test negative
Guests who test negative are shown by our teams to the event room where they can continue to work, network and prepare for the event.
If attendees test positive
If any guest tests positive, our existing safety protocols will be activated, in line with our processes and local laws and legislation and affected persons will be directed to confirm the result with a PCR test, as instructed by the test provider and the ECDC.
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