How to Prepare your Hospitality Business for Life Post COVID-19

Now is the time for businesses in the nightlife and hospitality industry to prepare for a post-COVID-19 reopening. 

After more than two months of ‘lockdown,’ whispers are in the air of loosening some of the measures. And the minute the go-ahead for reopening is announced is not the time to be left behind.

But how do you prepare your hospitality business for a world that has undeniably changed over the last few months? And how do you encourage and reassure customers that they can visit your venue as safely as possible?

Essential hygiene measures for nightlife businesses in 2020

If you’re finding it difficult to know how to prepare your business for post-COVID-19 life, you’re not alone. 

But one thing’s for sure, hygiene and ‘slowing the spread’ will likely be at the forefront of your customers’ minds… as well as vital to the success of ending the lockdown measures. 

As an industry, we need to do all we can to get it right the first time, and working together is undoubtedly the way forward. 

Here at Licklist, we’ve been working behind the scenes to make it all as easy as possible for businesses. 

One way we’re doing this is by partnering with LocoSoco. This innovative company is committed to helping businesses optimise their full potential while moving towards a more sustainable future.

And together, we’re making available a variety of effective, non-toxic products and hygiene measures that you can put in place quickly and easily… enabling your customers and staff to have confidence in attending your venue. 

(It’s worth highlighting that what we’re discussing here are both effective and non-toxic measures – we want to be part of the solution, not the problem.)

These measures include: 

  • systems to sanitise surfaces quickly across large areas
  • equipment to safely sanitise and screen people entering your venue
  • surface and skin sanitisers
  • personal protective equipment
  • contactless ordering and payments

Let’s take a look at these in a little more detail, starting with preparing your venue:

Purus Air Fog System

This fantastic system creates a fog that sanitises all the surfaces it touches across 1000sqft in just half an hour. It can drastically cut the time manual surface sanitisation processes take, and in addition to being non-toxic, it is also FDA approved.

Surface sanitiser

As with the other solutions we’re offering, you and your customers can have confidence in this surface sanitiser. It effectively kills viruses and bacteria on all surfaces and is skin-friendly.

Gowns and face masks

Over the last few months, we’ve all become more accustomed to people wearing personal protective equipment. So your visitors and staff may well appreciate the extra level of safety you offer by providing gowns and masks, particularly around food and drinks.

Foot handles

Ingenious little tweaks like foot handles can make a huge difference. By adding foot handles to doors, the need to hand-touch surfaces that many others have already touched is significantly reduced. This helps to reduce cross-contamination.

Hand dryers

We love these hand dryers – they are effective and efficient using 60% less energy than conventional hand dryers. (Plus they have a digital display that can be used to show health and safety messaging or generate advertising revenue.)

And now, turning our attention to your customers and staff.  

Over the last few months, we’ve all become acutely aware of the need for hand sanitisation and hand washing. Most people will undoubtedly understand the need for sanitisation measures upon entry to your venue but let’s also give them confidence that these measures are skin-friendly and non-toxic…

Sanitisation booths

These walk-in booths will safely sanitise the clothing of those entering your establishment using the Air Fog or other non-toxic mist. (For more information about Air Fog, see the “Purus Air Fog System” section above.)

Hand sanitiser and dispensers

Having LocoSoco’s recommended skin-friendly hand sanitiser in appropriate places around your venue, your customers will be safer and feel reassured. 

This hand sanitiser effectively kills viruses and bacteria, and you can make it available either via the sanitiser bottles or add dispensers in places, such as on entry, toilets, and bars.

No-contact thermal recognition

Many places and countries are checking people’s temperatures as a precaution. And with this equipment, your door staff will be able to do the same quickly and easily without any personal contact.

Contactless ordering

Simple and efficient, contactless ordering minimises direct contact between your staff and customers. Simply upload your menu to the Licklist app and customers can order and pay using their phone from their table.

Widgets for bookings and takeaways

Installing Licklist’s widgets to your website and social media is super-easy. And they will cut the need for time-consuming phone calls for bookings and delivery services. 

As a nation and an industry, we are facing unprecedented challenges, but… we are also at a time in history when advancements, innovations, and technology are available to help us overcome these challenges.

If you would like more information on any of the measures discussed in this article and how they can help you prepare your business, please fill in the form below. A member of the Licklist team will get back to you shortly and will be glad to help and advise you.

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