Organization of conferences and events during Covid 19

Zanzibar Curacao recently organized its first event of the year for a company dedicated to boiler repair in Glasgow. It was a lovely intimate gathering that respects hygiene and prevention rules for a group of workers who have worked tirelessly to ensure that families living in the city of Glasgow are heated and can remain safely in their homes during the inclement weather that normally occurs during winter in Scotland.

Today we want to talk with you about these hygiene rules, among which the following measures stand out: hand hygiene is the main measure of prevention and control of infection; respiratory etiquette: covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing and disposing of in a trash can with a lid and pedal.

If handkerchiefs are not available, use the inside of the elbow to avoid contaminating the hands; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; and practicing good respiratory hygiene habits; maintain social distancing of two meters. Risk workers will be considered: pregnant or pregnant and lactating women.

General prevention measures

On the measures that are being worked on, they depend on the positions and internal categories, and these depend on the worker’s situation:

From home to work. It is recommended to put the thermometer before leaving the house. If you have a fever or symptoms such as cough and/or difficulty breathing, stay home, notify the company and call the public health service. For the transfer choose these options from more to less to recommend: walk, maintaining a minimum distance of two meters with people, and trying to touch the minimum possible surfaces, avoiding touching your face.

Entry into the workplace. It is recommended to control the access of personnel, both internal and external with any of these options: detection with rapid antibody tests by taking the temperature, and avoid, as far as possible, the accumulation of personnel at the entrance of the work center through staggered access (eg entry every 5 min.).

Exit from the workplace. In our case from the different locations where they provide support services: it is recommended to use the hydroalcoholic gel at the exit to disinfect hands before leaving the workplace and before using control systems access, avoid, as far as possible, the accumulation of personnel at the exit of the work center through staggered access, and attend to the following recommendations.

How is it affecting the events sector?

Although there is a de-escalation plan, ours will be the sector that later returns to normality. It is difficult to foresee when it will be possible to re-celebrate major events and congresses, fairs, mass concerts, or sporting events, but it is also difficult to know under what conditions. From Zanzibar Curacao, we have created a division focused on the disinfection of spaces and another that will be dedicated to making specialized material available to event organizers to be able to celebrate an event under current conditions (sanitizing booths for tickets with detection of body temperature and disinfection, mobile hand sterilization systems, material and furniture disinfection systems, face shields, masks, etc.).

We want to thank North Glasgow Boiler Repair for trusting us for their little (under the circumstances) but extremely important, which has been marked as a success for everyone involved.

The Summer Boiler Party

This summer has been kind to us and although the normal weather has come back to Glasgow of late we lucked out last weekend as the sun returned for a brilliant garden party on the shores of the Clyde Estuary. In the end we had a great time providing the bar services for Fraser at his 43rd birthday party. You might think that 43 is a strange birthday to have a big bash for but it coincided with the 5th anniversary of incorporating his business, Paisley Boiler Installations.

With 130 friends, coworkers and family the day was for all of the family. With 30 engineers working for the company and all of their families the bar soon got very busy…… non alcoholic cocktails for the children went down very well and of course the “Boilermaker” (See our earlier post) which we added to the menu especially for the occasion. Being in Glasgow we had to have a good range of single malts which went down well later on.

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Holiday Cocktails 2020: 3 Easy and Original Recipes

When Christmas arrives, we all think about which are the best Christmas recipes so that we do not miss anything on the Christmas table, desserts included. We cannot forget about drinks either, and although champagne and wine are not lacking in any house, we can also suggest serving some Christmas cocktails to enjoy much more of such special moments and in the company of our family and loved ones.

Christmas is the best time to try new and different cocktails. If you go out partying during the New Year you will surely want to celebrate with one of these festive spirit drinks, such as the Christmas Cosmo or Snowflake. Prepare one or more and leave it to Santa Claus next to the tree!

On the other hand, we are going to offer you some perfect cocktail recipes for this Christmas. We have even thought of some for those who cannot or do not want to drink alcohol and also one for children. They sure enjoy it too!

CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS 2020: SUGAR CANE

(INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE):

  • 250ml flavored vodka (red fruits)
  • 250ml of mint cream
  • 300ml of cranberry juice
  • 1 slice of lime
  • 5 sugar sticks

PREPARATION:

This is a cocktail without a single drop of alcohol. First, we are going to take one of the sugar canes and place it in a bag. Then we smash or hit against a counter to dissolve into a fine sugary powder, which we put on a plate.

We prepare the 4 long cocktail glasses in which we will present this drink and we pass the lime around the edge. Then we pass the glasses through the sugary powder of the stick until it is well covered.

Combine the ingredients in a blender, add a little ice, and beat.

Serve in the prepared glasses, garnish with a sugar cane and serve.

CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS 2020: CHRISTMAS COSMO

(INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE):

  • 200 ml of Cointreau (or orange liqueur)
  • 200 ml of blueberry juice
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 400 ml of vodka
  • Frozen blueberries or cherries for serving and garnish

PREPARATION:

Combine the liqueur, cranberry, and lime juice, along with the vodka and some crushed ice in a blender. Serve in 4 frozen Martini glasses. Garnish with some frozen blueberries or cherries.

CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS 2020: Sweet Strawberries Christmas

INGREDIENTS (FOR FIVE PEOPLE):

  • ½ kg of strawberries
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 glass of water
  • 1 bottle of champagne or cava

PREPARATION:

Cook the sugar to the boiling point. It is removed and set aside until cool.

We blend the strawberries, squeeze the oranges, and beat all of this together with the sugar syrup. The champagne is added and it is important: it is served very cold. If you want you can take a strawberry that is not very big, cut the base, and place it on the edge of the glass.

The Funky Mouse

Our newest cocktail creation!

This has been inspired by our latest function. The Mouse Creative Team are an architectural firm based in Glasgow. They run one of the “most innovative design houses in Scotland and almost exclusively work on major redevelopments of buildings where the developed building is a unique standalone design set apart from any buildings in the neighboring vicinity.” They recently won the most important and largest tender of the history of the business and decided to celebrate with a little party in the Lighthouse in Glasgow. They invited ed all of their clients and contractors and the function was for 93 people in the end.

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Cabaret at the Fringe!

We had a ball at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We worked providing bar services at some of the cabaret shows for the duration of the festival. A great little contract to get to finish the summer off. We even got to dress up in keeping with the theme. ….. Yes, corsets and stockings and high heels!……. And waistcoats for the guys. We took on some extra staff to cover all the shifts and in the end the team was 20 strong! And what a great team it was too!

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Upcoming Events

We have some exiting upcoming events in and around Glasgow and Renfrew. One of these events is for the 5 year anniversary party of Paisley Boiler Installations as well as the 43rd birthday party of the owner. The party will take place in a private garden with a large marquee able to accommodate 200 guests. We are supplying the bar, two specially trained mixologist barmen and 3 waiting staff.

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