To make personal encounters possible again is the declared goal team at the Berlin event location Axica. For this purpose, hygiene concepts were developed, room plans adapted and employees trained.
Now the team of the special event location directly at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, has taken the next step and organized a test run for Covid-19 quick tests especially for events at Axica with partners from Lima GmbH. In the entrance area – as always – the distance-based guest registration was set up. To avoid bottleneck situations, the guests were invited to four time slots. For the actual test, there was a smear room and three spacious waiting areas with four places each. The way guidance was of course clearly specified and a quarantine room was set up in the event of positive results – with the best view of the Brandenburg Gate. The test itself (mouth and throat swab) is very quick, after which it takes about 15 minutes until the result is visible on the test strip. The test may only be carried out by medical personnel; five specialists were involved in this test run. Finally, 63 people were tested within 39 minutes.
All those involved were very happy that all of the tested persons came up with a negative result. What a positive sign. Everyone was able to attend an event with the greatest possible safety at the moment – all of them still wearing mouth and nose protection and keeping the distances. Basically, it was a good feeling for everyone involved!
Stephan Mahneke and Frank Lienert from Lima GmbH were extremely satisfied with the logistical, timing and content of the test series. They are sure that implementation of the tests in an event will be feasible even with a much higher number of guests.
Axica Managing Director Marc Mundstock emphasized: “For us, personal exchange and encounters are the focus of our daily activities. If these quick tests help us to make events with guests possible again here in our venue, we will do everything we can to support our customers and guests with the organization in this particular point.”
Axica is a sustainable event location with premium catering directly at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Designed by award-winning architect Frank O. Gehry, it is a perfect venue for conferences and meetings, award ceremonies or gala dinners for up to 600 people. Axica is a “Certified Event Location” certified by the German Association of Event Organiser as well as a “Sustainable Meeting Partner” of visitBerlin.