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During the second national lockdown, in accordance with Government guidelines, business meetings and events are advised against but may take place with up to a total of 30 people if reasonably necessary – for example for the purposes of work that cannot be done at home e.g. for essential training or education purposes.

During the second national lockdown, in accordance with Government guidelines, business meetings and events are advised against but may take place with up to a total of 30 people if reasonably necessary – for example for the purposes of work that cannot be done at home e.g. for essential training or education purposes.

Some activities need to go ahead as they’re too important to stop - for example, health and safety training and risk assessments. Some of these activities can’t be done online, so attendees need a secure venue to meet up face-to-face to carry them out.

Essential training and education could cover:

 - Social care work

 - School/university exams

 - NHS procedure training

 - Child protection

 - Infection prevention

 - Fire safety

 - First aid

 - School sports lessons

Why is training so important?

Across all types of industries and workplaces, training is an integral part of keeping people motivated and teaching them essential skills to allow them to do their job to a high standard.

Here are some more reasons why training is important:

 - Keeps people connected and strengthens relationships while in lockdown

 - Maintains a good productivity level and prepares everyone for when things get going again

 - Ensures everyone is up to date with the latest advice and procedures in uncertain and ever-changing times

 - Gives people confidence in what they’re doing, which will make them feel valued and supported

 - Training doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming to be effective

 - Since the work Christmas party is looking unlikely this year, get everyone to bring their Santa hat to add some festivities to the training session!

What are venues doing to allow training to be done safely?

Some of our venues, including the Kia Oval, Twickenham Stadium, Eastwood Hall and Kents Hill Park, to name just a few - will be remaining open through lockdown to allow for essential training.

To ensure that attendees and staff are kept as safe as possible, all of our venues will be following the guidelines within our Stay Safe, Feel Safe COVID Secure Standards Charter. This document outlines what venues are doing, as a minumum, to reduce the risk of COVID-19, from enhanced cleaning protocols to alternative menu options and revised layouts to accommodate social distancing.

For more information about new changes to our venues, head to our regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs section.

Here is the full list of our venues that will be open for essential training events:

 - Eastwood Hall

 - Milton Hill

 - Yarnfield Park

 - Kents Hill Park

 - Villa Park, home of Aston Villa FC

 - Aviva Stadium

 - Cardiff City Stadium

 - Edgbaston Stadium

 - Twickenham Stoop Stadium, home of Harlequins FC

 - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

 - King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City FC

 - Welford Road, home of Leicester Tigers

 - Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

 - Franklin’s Gardens, home of Northampton Saints

 - Madejski Stadium, home of Reading FC

 - Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United FC

 - Twickenham Stadium

 - The SSE Arena Wembley

 - The Kia Oval

If you would like to get in touch to book any of these venues for your essential education or training event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.