June 11, 2020

Hiring garden furniture for a ‘socially distanced’ outdoor party

hiring garden furniture : white rattan sofas

As we head into the summer months, the UK Government is gradually easing lockdown rules. Groups of up to six people from different households can now meet in an outdoor space; so long as they keep to the two metres apart rule. Additionally, we have now been advised  that households can form a ‘support bubble’ with someone living alone. So what does that mean for a furniture hire business such as ours? Well….whilst many of our corporate events and weddings are unfortunately cancelled this year, the good news is, that this has freed up much of our hire furniture for those private outdoor events. Hiring garden furniture from Rio Lounge will not only attract plenty of compliments from your guests, but it can also make social distancing much easier to achieve.  Therefore, in this feature we tackle some frequently asked questions regarding outdoor furniture hire during the Covid pandemic:

How can I use outdoor furniture to encourage social distancing at my event?

Can all Rio Lounge furniture go outside?

socially distanced modules - furniture hireAll of our rattan hire furniture is designed to be used outdoors.  We also have a range of waterproof/wipe clean daybeds such as the Ocean Daybed. However, should you wish to use any of our other faux leather ranges outdoors, (such as our Ana Mandara range, pictured) we would ask that they be placed under a tent, gazebo or marquee; ensuring they are kept dry at all times.

When hiring garden furniture from Rio Lounge, how can I be sure everything will be clean and safe?

cleaning hire furnitureWe pride ourselves on our impeccable standards with regards to cleanliness and hygiene. There are strict procedures with regard to antibacterial/antiviral treatment following each hire.  Cushion covers are washed each and every time regardless of their return condition. Why not check out more details on our blog on our cleaning processes? When you hire furniture from Rio Lounge you can be assured of hygienically clean furniture every time. 

What about the delivery crew? What sort of hygiene measures are in place?

All of our delivery crew have been equipped with face coverings and disposable gloves.  They will not enter indoor spaces where this is avoidable. Crew have been instructed to adhere strictly to social distancing rules, and will also be happy to comply with any other specific safety requirements you may have; just ensure you communicate these to us at the time of booking.