I didn’t want to reopen the thread on Covid safety because I think we’ve really got most of the best practices covered there - although perhaps we could use more on ventilation?
Here I’m more concerned with discussing how to maintain vigilance in places where the mask mandate has been lifted (like here in the UK, parts of Belgium and much of the US). Among organisers, volunteers and visitors. Especially as we heading into the winter season, when we might be tempted to host events indoors.
This FT data journalist suggests the number one reason the UK still has a plane full of people dying every day from Covid is because of mass indoor events (in combination with the lifting of the mask mandate and the waning efficacy of AZ vaccine.)
Now obviously our events are not “mass” events. But we need to consider that they can spread virus, as people remain in the same areas for extended periods of time.
Perhaps friends in the southern hemisphere can tell us about their recent winter? Did they suspend events? @Club_de_Reparadores