As businesses start to re-open, the risk of contracting COVID-19 from community transmission increases. Although numbers have been decreasing because of social distancing, there is no telling what will happen when more people go back to work. We’ve created a list of the ways to help protect customers, and employees.
1. Install a HEPA-Carbon air filter to help remove 99.97% of airborne germs and viruses.
2. Provide access to sanitation stations.
Have hand sanitizing stations available for customers. Placing one by the door where contact is constantly made can help reduce the spread of germs and viruses. Additionally, ensure employee access to hand washing stations and make hand sanitizer readily available near work stations.
3. Practice physical distancing where possible.
Keep at least 2 metres (6ft) distance between customers coming inside your space. You can use markers on the ground for customers to follow and keep their distance. If physical distancing is not possible, wear face coverings indoors such as non-medical masks and reduce the number of people allowed inside your workplace at one time.
4. Encourage contactless payment methods.
Use contactless payment such as credit cards, debit cards and e-transfers in your workplace. Bacteria can easily stay on cash and increase the risk of contracting an illness.
5. Implement additional cleaning measures.
Wash work stations after every use and increase cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, cash registers and equipment.