Current government recommendations for participatory arts activities stipulate working outdoors if possible to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19. (See guidance for schools and out of school settings.)
You can also see guidance from the Events Industry Forum Keeping workers and audiences safe during COVID-19 (England) about running outdoor performances and events.
- Have you thought about what outdoor spaces you have available on or around your site, small or large?
- What opportunities do you have to take learning activity outdoors?
- Does the outdoor space belong to your organisation or do you need to seek permission to utilise it?
- If you are using outdoor furniture that belongs to your organisation, who in your team will responsible for cleaning between users?
- If using temporary outdoor structures (e.g. gazebos), have you sought permission to erect them and have you risk assessed them?
- What additional safeguarding and Health & Safety considerations does the outdoor space present?
- Have you added outdoor spaces to your Risk Assessments and policies?
- Have you considered how you will communicate with staff who are outside your building?
- Have you got adequate first aid coverage for outdoor spaces?
Isometric Studio, an exhibition design company based in America, have created a toolkit for museum reopening that has a useful section on creating outdoor exhibitions.