Measures To Take When Reopening Your Shop After Lockdown
Over the course of the year, the world has been turned upside-down by the coronavirus pandemic. Our perception of ‘normality’ has been completely shattered, with social distancing becoming the new normal. Thankfully, here in the UK, restrictions are gradually being eased in an attempt to try and get back to how things used to be. Unfortunately, this is not a simple process with the risk of infection remaining. As such, if you are a shop owner during this turbulent time, it is important to know the measures that you need to take when reopening - this is where VKF Renzel can provide you with some much-needed help.
Install Floor Stickers
Whilst not necessarily mandatory, it is wise to implement a one-way system through your shop; by doing this, you are able to greatly limit the amount of human interaction that occurs, which subsequently reduces the chances of passing on the disease. In order to make this system work, it is advisable to install floor stickers. For example, a ‘keep your distance’ sticker in front of your sales counter will ensure that people do not come too close to your members of staff. Similarly, marking tape allows you to cut-off areas from the public - it can also be used to dictate gaps between waiting customers.
As mentioned above, keeping your customers apart is an imperative factor in achieving a harmonious and successful shop floor. There are a number of different ways in which to make this a reality, but none are more simple, nor effective, than barriers. Regardless of whether you are looking to distance queueing customers outdoors from the general public via protective grid fencing, or wish to shut-off parts of your premises through the use of wall-mounted barrier tape, the outcome will be the same - a safer shop floor.
Invest in POS screens
Unfortunately, no matter the number of protective measures you spend money on, the crux of the matter is that you will still have customer facing staff. These should be of maximum priority - you must do all that you can to promote their safety. An excellent way in which to do, whilst also adopting an innovative and modern approach to business, is to purchase state-of-the-art POS screens. These can, for example, display a number of educational infographics about various sales and offers that you have in-store, thus negating the needs to have countless employees on the shop floor.
Don't neglect product protection
No matter how many measures you take to limit the level of footfall within your shop at any one time, the reality is that customers and staff alike will be coming into close proximity of your various display stands. Whilst this may not have been an issue in the past, maintaining high-quality hygiene in the current climate is imperative. It is therefore wise to obtain a number of product protection items, such as sneeze guards and protective shelving covers. These will allow you to try to operate in a way that remotely resembles ‘normal’.
About VKF Renzel
Are you a shop-owner that would like to learn about the best ways in which to protect their display stands in the UK? Have you been searching for first-class PPE, but been left empty-handed? If your answer to either of the previous questions is ‘yes’, the chances are that you would be a prime candidate to benefit from the services offered by VKF Renzel. For those that don’t know, we are a company that looks to utilise modern methods to offer exceptional equipment to businesses across the country. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, why not use the contact details on our homepage to get in touch?