‘We’re Good to Go’ | Peace Centre opens for business and achieves covid-secure accreditations from the AA and Visit England
The Peace Centre is reopening for community hires, business meetings, conferences, residentials, and hospitality catering; and has received two accreditations recognising the high level of bio security.
As part of HM Governments step three roadmap, from Monday 17th May, the Peace Centre can open to the public. This applies to indoor and outdoor events in line with the legal gathering limits.
Outdoors, in our gardens and grounds, people can gather in groups of up to 30 people. Indoors, people can meet in groups of up to six people, or as a group of two households/bubbles (unless an exemption applies).
In the first six months of the pandemic, the Peace Centre became part of the NHS emergency response and adopted the highest level of infection control and bio security.
This learning has been used to design the highest bio security standards that are now applied upon re-opening.
The centre’s approach has been assessed by the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and has been accredited by Visit England in recognition that the Peace Centre has confirmed government and industry Covid 19 guidelines are adhered to, and in ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and social and physical distancing.
The AA (formerly The Automobile Association) have introduced a Covid Confident assessment scheme that helps support the hospitality industry in re-establishing and rebuilding consumer confidence. The Peace Centre had to meet stringent criteria to achieve this accreditation to show customers that the Centre has the necessary risk assessment, safety measures and employee training in place to reopen safely, in line with the UK’s government and trade association guidelines, as they are published.
Nick Taylor, Chief Executive, welcomed the chance to reopen and the accreditations: “The Peace Centre is at the heart of the Warrington community and is known for its incredible atmosphere of safety and security.
“Re-opening sends a positive message, but it is important we do that ensuring all our visitors and supporters know they will be cared for and that our bio security is of the highest possible standards. The accreditations from Visit England and the AA have been hard earned from a year of learning and experience; and now we are ‘good to go’ and welcome people back in.”
The Centre is now taking bookings for indoor and outdoor events, with COVID-secure measures and capacity limits in place. This includes business events such as conferences, trade shows, community hires, residentials, exhibitions, charity auctions, private dining events such as charity or gala dinners and awards ceremonies, and corporate hospitality.
Our catering hospitality is available to support bookings.
You can find out more about the Peace Centre at https://www.thepeacecentre.org.uk/
You can find out more about the Peace Foundation work in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict at https://www.peace-foundation.org.uk/
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