Festival events staff with two-way radios

What does the future hold for the events industry?

These are uncertain times that we are currently living in and with most festivals and events cancelled for 2020 where does that leave the events industry and what exactly does the future hold?

Our prime minister, Boris Johnson, recently announced the new ‘rule of six’ (Tier 1) whereby people cannot meet up in groups of more than six and this relates to both indoors and outdoors in certain areas. The previous intention was to get audiences back into stadiums and larger venues at the beginning of October but due to this new law this has had to be postponed.

However, it was only a few days ago that Boris implemented another two tiers. Tier 2 means there is no longer mixing of households indoors allowed and Tier 3 is where full lockdown measures are in place.

New opportunities

Event organisers have had to start getting creative and are needing to adapt to the current climate. You can see that drive-in events i.e. comedy or cinema has been increasing and doing very well. These types of events could be the new normal. Whereas the actual cinemas such as Cineworld have been falling and now are closing.

Virtual events are also becoming a staple in the COVID-19 events sector. For example, exhibitions are now taking place over Zoom calls.

Any events that are currently being held have implemented a cashless system whereby anything bought can only be purchased via card. Temperature checks are also being put in place at the entrance of event arenas. The future could see that events are being put on over more days with a smaller capacity on each day to help with social distancing measures.

Two-way radio communications

Motorola Radios

As you start returning to work it may be worth considering implementing two-way radios into your business so that social distancing measures can be put into practice. It is important for your staff to feel safe in their working environment. Two-way radios allow communication between colleagues without the need to be in direct contact with each other.

Whether you are hosting a social distanced event or are wanting to prepare for when things are back to normal, then make sure you have the correct communications equipment in place. At DCRS we offer two-way radios on a hire, sales, and service basis.

Benefits of hiring two-way radio equipment from DCRS

  • Every hire two-way radio we supply comes with a long life, lightweight lithium-ion battery
  • Last minute order? No problem our cut off for next day delivery on our hire two-way radios is 16:00hrs
  • All of our Motorola repeaters are supplied with a suitable antenna, battery backup system and lockable cabinet/rack (if required) and with capacity plus for maximum efficiency
  • We offer a free of charge OFCOM two-way radio license, the arrangement of specialised frequencies directly with OFCOM or programming to your radio fleets frequencies (if required)
  • We have a no quibble service exchange policy covering all your equipment. In the event of a product failure, we will dispatch replacements or in the case of a radio system an engineer
  • All equipment can be shipped in heavy-duty transit cases
  • We have a full range of audio accessories including carrying cases and headsets

There are no delays with any orders and all equipment is being dispatched as we would in normal times. All hired equipment prior to dispatch is sanitised and can be supplied on next day delivery and purchased equipment within days.

We have some competitive packages for hire or outright purchase to assist companies returning to work based on the government guidance to use two-way radios to assist with social distancing. We are always happy to assist and offer impartial advice and questions.

For more information or a free no obligation quotation please call DCRS on 0800 043 2688 or email us at sales@dcrs.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!