If you’re worried about opening up your business now that lockdown restrictions are starting to ease then don’t worry, you’re definitely not alone. From worrying about your staff to having concerns regarding your customers’ safety, it’s important you know that you’re doing all that you can to keep everyone as safe as you possibly can as you start to re-open.
The best way to do that, of course, is to open up in phases.
Whether you’re in an office space or a warehouse, it’s important you know what you need to do in order to re-open safely in order to help kick start the economy again. To help, here are a couple of tips and tricks you can follow when reopening:
Do As Much Research As You Possibly Can Before You Make Plans To Open
One of the best things you can do when it comes to reopening your business in phases is to ensure you’re doing as much research as you possibly can. Whether this means reading government guidelines in regards to COVID-19 or taking a look at what similar businesses are doing in order to reopen, the more research you’re doing the better.
Put Social Distancing Measure Into Place
Before people start to arrive and get back to their roles within your company, you need to put some social distancing measures into place. Although it may not be possible 24/7, a little bit of a redesign could give people the space they need in order to protect themselves.
Supply Workers With Masks And Anti-Bacterial Gel
Although they may have there are, you need to make sure masks and anti-bacterial gel are available for your workers at all times. Whether it’s at the entrance of your building or at key points throughout the office, having these things readily available will ensure they’re used often.
Bring Keyworkers Back First And Then Gradually Reintroduce A Full Workforce
Another great way to open your business up in phases is to bring those that are keyworkers back first. Although you will be working at a slower capacity, it will make it much easier to social distance throughout the day.
Run Health Checks On Any New Members Of Staff And Outsourced Employees
If you’re going to be outsource hiring, it’s important they’re doing a health check before they get started. If they’re only working for you for a short period of time as part of outsource hiring, keeping an eye on their health will help minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading.
Consider How Much Work Can Be Done From Home
If you’re able to encourage staff members to work from home, this may be something you want to consider in order to reduce the number of team members either in the office or the warehouse. With fewer people, it will be easier to social distance.
Carry Out Practice Runs Amongst ‘Bubbles’ Of Staff
Finally, if you’re still unsure, you may want to consider carrying practice runs using ‘bubbles’. This means getting people to come in in groups, practising how things may run for the day. Once you’re confident they understand, you can start to mix bubbles.
For more information when it comes to opening up your business in phases following COVID-19 restrictions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will give you all of the information you need in regards to hiring and outsourcing new staff, helping you to be sure you’re keeping everyone as safe as you can.