November 04, 2020
Let's be real – you can’t predict everything (oh hey, another lesson we all learned from 2020). That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have contracts and waivers that cover you for… well… the unpredictable.
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While a contract states what your clients or other businesses can expect from working with you and what happens if things don’t go as planned, a liability waiver actually clearly states some of the risks that are possible with the event, project, or working relationship. When it gets signed, you waive your liability for those specific situations.
By creating a liability waiver for your services or events, you can remove liability for those risks. What risks? Oh, you know, like someone contracting COVID-19 at one of your in-person events or during a team meeting. When guests or clients sign your liability waiver before the event or in-person meeting, you remove the chance they can find YOU at fault if they contract the virus.
Of course, this doesn’t apply if you’re negligent; it only protects you from other people’s poor decisions. If you’re coughing all over people without a mask on or you’re not establishing proper safety protocols at an event, you are being negligent and can likely be found at fault. If they decide they don’t want to wear a mask or socially distance and find themselves sick, that’s not on you.
What does this all boil down to? If you’re thinking about offering in-person anything in the coming months, just make sure you get that liability waiver (sometimes called a contract amendment) signed, and I have a totally free coronavirus liability waiver template you can download today, right here.
Want to cover your booty at in-person events in case other dumb things happen? We have a template for that, too 😉 .