3 Ways to Add Social Distancing to Your Venue (Plus Other Considerations)

Social distancing is a must for in-person event planning during the pandemic. Softjourn’s ticketing experts explain how the most popular social distancing algorithms work, plus other post-pandemic event planning considerations.

A graph shows how a predefined venue seating chart distributes seats according to social distancing needs.
A predefined venue seating chart can be created using different kinds of input, such as a restriction or historical data.
A slide details the pros and cons of a predefined venue seating chart for social distancing.
Ticketing platforms and event organizers considering a predefined venue seating chart as their social distancing algorithm should note the pros and cons.
  • Date and time of order purchase;
  • Patrons who purchase tickets earlier get better seats;
  • Giving best seats to membership holders or VIP patrons;
  • Or the size of the group, among other factors.
A slide details example criteria ticketing platforms or event organizers can use to distribute seating when using delayed allocation and social distancing.
Ticketing platforms and event organizers considering delayed dynamic seats allocation as their social distancing algorithm should note the pros and cons.
A slide details the pros and cons of a delayed dynamic seats allocation social distancing algorithm.
Ticketing platforms and event organizers considering delayed dynamic seats allocation as their social distancing algorithm should note the pros and cons.
A slide explains how a time of purchase allocation social distancing algorithm works.
A time of purchase allocation social distancing algorithm allows patrons to choose their own seats, and then blocks off surrounding seats to create social distancing.
A slide shows how two seating charts are affected differently by static and dynamic social distancing algorithms.
Static vs. Dynamic Seats Allocation Image 1. Two venue seating charts show how static and dynamic social distancing algorithms might affect patron purchasing behavior.
A slide shows how static and dynamic social distancing algorithms impact the sale of seating inventory.
Static vs. Dynamic Seats Allocation Image 2. In this image, the time of purchase allocation social distancing algorithm allows for a more efficient sale of available inventory.
Ticketing platforms and event organizers considering time-of-purchase allocation as their social distancing algorithm should note the pros and cons.

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