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The wellbeing of our staff and clients is our number one priority at Sparsholt Conferences and Events, which is why we have invested to ensure our business has adapted to be Covid-19 secure.

Following government guidance, it has been great to welcome both new and existing Sports Centre clients since the summer. Please do get in touch if you would like to check availability of our sports facilities and to find out how we have adapted during these challenging times.

Sparsholt Conferences and Events are not currently hosting any external meetings or conferences but are open to discuss events planned for 2021 and beyond. Our large campus and our ability to be flexible lends itself to opportunities so please do get in contact if you have thoughts and ideas for a future event.

Our experienced events team will help to tailor-make your event, and provide reassurance about how we have adapted to the new ‘normal’. We are open to take bookings and are available on the usual channels either by phone 01962 79 7259 or email conferences@sparsholt.ac.uk.

 

 

 

Read how we’re keeping our guests safe below.

Capacity Changes

We have reviewed our capacity taking account of 2m and 1m+ social distancing. Our capacity chart gives you an idea of the numbers we are able to accommodate, but please do speak to the events team to discuss individual arrangements. Westley Court can also be booked privately for your group, with en-suite accommodation for up to 25 delegates.

 


Catering

For those delegates on site, whilst social distancing is in place, we will be offering individually plated meals rather than a buffet.  Our light and airy Conservatory, adjoining Gilbert White and Cobbett’s allows your delegates to spread out further during breaks.  Please speak to our events team regarding your hospitality requirements.

A selection of wraps with fresh fruit and vegetables


Ventilation

With doors to the outside, delegates can take advantage of the fresh air and space which comes with our 450 acre setting.  Windows and doors can be left open for extra ventilation during meetings – no city noise here, instead peace and quiet from our rural setting.  Our air conditioning units and water have all been checked and approved for safe use.

Conservatory conference space inside Sparsholt College Gilbert Whites Building


One-Way Systems

Our newly introduced one-way system brings delegates through Westley Court Reception where there is ample space for a welcome desk and a hand sanitiser station if you wish.  Delegates can then follow the signs to either Cobbett’s or Gilbert White.  Doors to the outside in all meeting rooms allow delegates to return easily to the Westley Court entrance.

Our signage directs delegates to Westley Court and its own carpark without the need to check in to the College reception.   On-site signage politely reminds delegates to follow health and safety procedures including social distancing and extra hand washing, with floor stickers indicating the one-way system.


Extra cleaning

We have instigated extra cleaning of high traffic areas; and space out bookings so that cleaning can take place between each meeting. For larger groups, additional lavatory facilities can be provided by opening up our ground floor en-suite bedrooms.


Cancellations

Sparsholt Conferences and Events recognises this is an uncertain time, so we have revised our terms and conditions and can offer free cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to an event, if cancellation is necessary due to Covid-19.


Remember you can still take advantage of our current promotion and enjoy 10% off room hire and a free cup of tea or coffee for all your delegates.