We are in the middle of a global pandemic and all businesses are having to endure restrictions, as governments impose strict lockdowns on citizens in an effort to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. If you are a small business owner, here are some of the measures you can take to protect your employees and customers from infection.
- Hand Sanitiser – You should have bottles of hand sanitiser located at entrances and in corridors that enable people to wash their hands at any time. Bottles with a push-dispenser are ideal as people simply push down one time to receive a generous amount of the cleaning solution.
- Latex Gloves – There are online latex gloves wholesale suppliers who have the best deals for bulk orders and if you are in the food sector, latex gloves are ideal and they can easily be disposed of at the end of a shift. There are several types of latex gloves and with an online search, you can be viewing a selection of quality products and there will be one that is suitable for your business.
- Implementing Social Distancing Measures – It is important to follow the government’s advice regarding social distancing and try to minimise human contact by carrying out online activities whenever possible. You should meet with your employees to discuss ways to social distance and make sure that everyone is onboard and willing to do what they can to protect themselves and others. If your business could use a boost, here are a few digital marketing strategies you might like to consider.
- Face Masks – If you search online, you will easily find wholesale suppliers of all types of face masks and they would offer the lowest prices for top quality PPE, which include plastic visors that are ideal for hairdressing and other sectors that involve close personal contact. As the employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that both employees and customers have access to PPE and you should check with your government regarding this issue.
- Virtual Solutions – If it is at all possible to carry out a service via a video call, this is preferred to face-to-face meetings, for obvious reasons. Office staff, for example, might be able to carry out their tasks remotely and customer support could be in the form of a virtual video meeting, as can all forms of business communication. Salespeople can chat with clients via Zoom or Skype, meeting face to face only when demonstrating a product, as everything else can be done remotely. Click here for CDC guidelines for small business owners regarding Covid-19, which we should all read.
- Regular Staff Meetings – Rather than call a meeting about Covid-19, you can tag on an extra 30 minutes at the end of your regular staff meeting to talk about measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. It is vital that all employees understand the risks of virus transmission and your government would provide you with free resources to educate your staff regarding Covid-19.
We all hope that when 2020 leaves, it will take the Coronavirus with it, but until that time, we all have to work together to try and limit the spread of this virus and all of the above will help your business to be part of the solution, rather than the problem.