Lockdown, and the rules associated with social distancing are slowly being eased. Some businesses have reopened, and many are preparing to do so. On June 23rd, Boris Johnson announced that: “From 4th July, provided that no more than two households stay together, people will be free to stay overnight in self-contaminated accommodation, including hotels and bed & breakfasts… Most leisure facilities and tourist attractions will reopen if they can do so safely, including outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades as well as libraries social clubs and community centres.”
This is big news for many businesses, and a huge relief for the hospitality industry in particular. With that said, here’s how to prepare your workplace for the easing of lockdown.
Introduce social distancing screens
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, social distancing screens should be used to limit any face-to-face interactions where possible. For businesses in the hospitality industry such as hotels, social distancing screens should be used at the front desk and other interaction points to protect both employees and guests from the spread of COVID-19. This could include being positioned at a bar, entrance to a restaurant, or to partition guests waiting in line.