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Monday 26th October, 2020
Trinity House Open for Meetings with COVID Safety Measures in Place
London - 1 st October 2020 - Zoe Turner, Head of Events at Trinity House on Tower Hill, is pleased to announce that the heritage venue, also the working home of the General Lighthouse Authority, is accepting bookings for conferences, small business meetings and corporate events in line with new government guidelines in either of the two larger functions rooms. Further to the recent requirements, Trinity House has an NHS QR Code which should be scanned and activated by all event attendees and visiting suppliers (via the NHS ‘app’ downloaded to mobile devices) with data stored by the NHS for up to 21 days to assist tracing procedures, should these become necessary.
Trinity House has been issued with Visit Britain’s ‘Good To Go’ Certificate of Assurance – ‘a self-assessment scheme that has been designed by Visit England… to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for all sectors of the tourism industry, as well as reassurance to visitors that businesses have clear processes in place and are following industry and Government COVID-19 guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.’ In addition, the MIA (Meetings Industry Association) has issued the venue with their ‘Secure Accreditation’ Certificate to confirm it has passed their stringent requirements for same.
While Trinity House was closed during the Covid lockdown, stringent cleaning and disinfectant measures were put in place including a new and on-going schedule of commercial ‘fogging’ – the sterilisation and decontamination of all internal surfaces with a light chemical mist which has been rigorously tested and proven to be non-harmful to humans, animals, plants, electrical equipment, artefacts and antiques, including paintings. The system of distribution, instigated and operated by UK company MegaHurz (www.mghz.co.uk) employing ex-navy and army trained veterans, guarantees the elimination of 99.999% of known bacteria and viruses. Other measures in place include the installation of an internal one-way pedestrian route; more windows open to encourage the flow of fresh air, and the increased employment - while the venue is occupied and in use - of dedicated staff to clean ‘high touchpoints’ (door handles, taps, coat rails, basins and benches etc) using the same fogging disinfectant solution. In addition, Trinity House has purchased a ‘temperature gun’ which will be available for use by staff and clients upon request.
As standing receptions are currently prohibited, guests will be advised to maintain a one-metre+ ‘social distance’ and spaced seating will be arranged for all events. Trinity House aims to increase bookings of ‘hybrid’ events (combining nominal physical attendance with an enhanced digital presence) subsequent to the installation of high speed wi-fi. To view the rooms and facilities, please click on the film link at www.trinityhouse.co.uk/events-at-trinity-house-london or email: email@example.com
About Trinity House: The Corporation of Trinity House was incorporated in 1514 when King Henry VIII granted the charitable guild of mariners a Royal Charter to regulate the water traffic on the River Thames, their powers later extended by Elizabeth I to include the sea-markers around the English coastline. Today it serves the mariner as the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales and the Channel Islands with responsibility for nearly 600 aids to navigation from traditional aids, such as lighthouses, to the latest satellite navigation technology. It is also the UK’s largest endowed maritime charity, wholly funded by its endowments, spending around £4m each year on its charitable activities including the welfare of mariners and their dependents, education and training, and the promotion of safety at sea. It is also a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority.
The history of Trinity House is evident throughout its London headquarters, its long and remarkable role in our nation’s maritime heritage reflected in the artworks, antiques and furnishings that populate the building. In its 200-year history the building has welcomed royalty, prime ministers and Lords of the Admiralty and is today managed by Deputy Master Captain Ian McNaught. Reflecting the ongoing patronage of the Crown, the Master of the Corporation is HRH The Princess Royal, filling a role held in former centuries by - among others - the diarist Samuel Pepys, the Duke of Wellington, William Pitt and, more recently, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Please visit
www.trinityhouse.co.uk for more information.
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