Essential Business Updates During COVID Pandemic
The 2020 pandemic has seen everyone fall to their knees, and with its unwavering temperament, the fast-spreading and contagious COVID disease is leaving utter destruction in its wake.
This is why some updates for businesses are essential to keep both employees and customers safe. Also, adaptations are required to be put in place to help ease the financial impact the disease has had and prevent any further significant losses.
With this in mind, this piece will discuss some of the essential business updates that need to be done during the pandemic to help with both safety and the financial health of a business.
Use Cloth Face Coverings in the Workplace
Using cloth face coverings has become the new norm for both businesses and consumers alike, and it is important that these rules are also implemented in the workplace. It is said that using a cloth covering over the face is a simple and effective way of producing a barrier between two people, with the cloth concealing any respiratory droplets and preventing them from traveling through the air while a person is talking, sneezing, coughing, laughing, etc.
It has been thoroughly noted that COVID can be transmitted through saliva, meaning using cloth face coverings is non-negotiable when it comes to containing the disease and lowering the risk of spreading it significantly.
Update Safety Signage
It is true that there are now many more things to think about when it comes to safety in business, but luckily, there are many businesses that are offering to take some of the thinking out of the way.
Signs are a brilliant way of conveying a message in a non-intrusive way and to catch the majority of people’s attention.
Try a social distance floor stencil to give a professional and uniform look, and help others keep the appropriate distance when it comes to COVID safety practices.
Other signs can include washing hands reminders and sanitization stations.
Focus the Business Online
For all businesses, focusing efforts online is the next logical step when it comes to both health and financial preservation. For one, working remotely drastically limits contact between employees, clients, and customers which is imperative for keeping viruses under control. It also keeps down the need for excessive cleaning which can lower costs.
If a business has a product that can be sold online, now is as good a time as any to start facilitating the simplicity of that on a larger scale, as most people now are doing business online to avoid catching and distributing the disease.
Sales online have seen a massive increase of 63% since the beginning of March, and while vulnerable people are still at risk and COVID is still spreading, it will be no surprise to see that online businesses and retail will remain extremely popular.
B2B sales have also seen a dramatic increase through the medium of video conferences and have found this system to be more successful than previous sales tactics pre-COVID, which makes that another brilliant reason to invest in online.