As we enter the post-lockdown phase, for every workplace the health and safety of their employees and guests need to be of the topmost priority.
Likewise, for hotels and the hospitality industry, it’s vital to have all the precautionary measures in place in order to create a safe environment for everyone, while dealing with the after-effects of the pandemic.
Moreover, you need to ensure that all the latest government-issued health advisories are covered in your operating procedures. That way, you will be able to successfully mitigate the potential health risks to both your employees and guests.
With that in mind, here at Doorway Services, we have put together our top 4 tips to help you prepare for the post-COVID-19 world.
Leveraging the Latest Automated Technologies
We are living in an age where technology has become the norm. That said, we can’t even imagine what the world would be like if we neither had Internet access nor any digital devices/platforms.
However, here we are – surrounded by a plethora of automated technologies, making life easier not just for our customers but also for hoteliers.
With that being the case, now is the time for hotels to make the most of these devices and applications and leverage them as a preventive measure to safeguard the health and safety of both guests and staff.
Here’s how you can make the best use of all the latest technologies:
Introduce Online Check-In and Check-Out
Quick, online check-in and check-out options will mean your guests no longer have to queue up at the reception desk. This will also help you ensure that there’s no physical contact between guests and your staff.
What’s more, you can automate this process by asking your customers to submit the necessary identification documents through the application. This means, when they reach the hotel, all they need to do is scan their unique QR code to unlock their room instead of collecting the keys from the reception.
This is a great way to maintain social distance and prevent the spread of the virus.
Implement Zero-Contact Payment via Digital Platforms
Zero-contact or cashless payment through digital platforms is the easiest and fastest way to pay your dues and currently, the majority of people are using this approach.
Additionally, coins and paper bills are considered one of the potential sources of virus transmission. Therefore, it’s best to shift to digital platforms for every possible transaction. You can also make this a part of your hotel policy for all your staff and guests.
Install Automatic Doors in the Hotel Premises
A manual door would require your guests and staff to use their hands to push it open. In order to eliminate any kind of physical contact, why not install automatic doors in your hotel premises?
The installation of automatic doors will not only keep your guests from coming in contact with contaminated surfaces but also curb the further spread of the virus.
For professional installation services, you can contact an automatic door supplier like Doorway Services.
Offering Special Training to Employees
Very little is known about this virus, but one proven fact is that it can remain active for nearly 9 days on different surfaces. For this very reason, it’s important to train your staff to regularly clean and disinfect your hotel room and premises.
On top of that, your guests will be reassured that your hotel follows all the health and safety guidelines issued by the government.
Optimising the Available Space for Social Distancing
It’s highly likely that social distancing will continue to be in place until a robust preventive measure or vaccine is developed. This means you will have to keep analysing your operational workflow along with the movement of your employees and guests.
By making a full analysis, you can optimise your hotel’s space and keep tabs on the occupancy levels to create a safer environment for both your staff and guests.
Evaluate the Current Business Model
In the end, it’s equally important to make the most of this time to evaluate your current business model and other operational procedures.
Of course, the ongoing situation has transformed the hospitality industry, but now is the time to create a thorough plan and prepare your business to function smoothly in the post-pandemic era.
Get In Touch With Doorway Services for Automatic Door Installation Services
To create a safer environment in your hotel and ensure the safety of your guests and staff, leveraging the latest automated technology like automatic doors is extremely crucial.