Businesses are taking the necessary steps to ensure that we enjoy a happy and safe summer
We’re all hoping that this summer will offer a little slice of something more normal after what has been one of the strangest and most challenging years in recent memory. The COVID-19 crisis turned every aspect of society on its head, and many businesses suffered as a result to the necessary restrictions and forced closures.
Now, it seems there may hopefully be a light at the end of the tunnel, and if all goes as planned this summer will see restrictions lift to their greatest degree since before the pandemic even started. Businesses will finally be able to open their doors to customers again, but they will need to do so in a way which still promotes safety.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the steps venues are taking to help their visitors feel safe in the coming weeks and months.
Providing a hand sanitiser station
These are already extremely commonplace in public places, and in fact many venues will have already splashed out on at least one hand sanitiser station to use. Sanitising our hands remains one of the most effective things we can all do to stave off the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves and those around us, and this is especially true in public spaces where we are all touching the same door handles, railings and other items. A hand sanitiser station is a simple way for businesses to set a precedent for good hygiene from the outset. Handstations.co.uk provide a wide range of hand sanitiser station options for businesses and homes alike.
Offering proper hand washing instructions
As well as stations for hand sanitising, you’ll notice that many venues also provide clear instructions on how to wash your hands thoroughly, in line with advice from the Government. These advice sheets can usually be found in the bathroom, or anywhere there is a sink, and will take you through the various steps involved in washing your hands in the very best way, including cleaning your fingernails, wrists and the backs of your hands.
Collaborating with authorities and health officials
In many cases, businesses will work with local authorities in order to make sure the services they are providing are in line with what the current restrictions allow. Health officials are constantly releasing new and up to date information about the best ways to tackle the spread of the virus, and venues will be taking note of these so that they can make any necessary adjustments to their services. If venues are planning on hosting an event, they will most likely be seeking advice from local authorities and public health officials for current COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations.
As social distancing is still encouraged as a key way to reduce the risk of the virus spreading, most venues will be limiting their capacity in order to ensure they have the space needed for everyone to have the space they need. For bars and restaurants, this means the continuation of reservations and table service, while venues such as cinemas will likely be reducing their numbers so that different bubbles can sit with a safe distance between them when the film is being screened.
Keeping surroundings clean
Venues will need to be kept clean and disinfected in order to promote safety. Items such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, sinks and more are extremely important to keep clean, as these are the items which are most often touched by customers.