Almost every industry has to face the adverse effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. As most of the countries initiated a lockdown period in order to stop the virus spread, the hospitality industry has to suffer the most.
Restaurants, hotels and nightclubs stayed closed for a long time to avoid gatherings. However, as everyone is recovering from the pandemic period, all the other industries are doing the same.
Many countries have already permitted the nightclubs to reopen; however, they need to maintain the covid-19 safety norms strictly.
Agree or not, it is not easy to maintain such strict safety regulations and maximize revenue as well as let the customers have a pleasant time.
As a club operator, if you want to make everything go smoothly, here are some important post-covid nightclub reopening tips that will be definitely helpful for you.
Ensure to Carry Out Health & Risk Assessment for Covid-19 to Avoid Hazards
It is necessary for every employer to take care of their employees and for the same reason, it is important to carry out a health and risk assessment in order to protect the employees as well as the customers from being affected by Covid-19.
To evaluate the assessment, the most important thing is to identify those types of activities that can lead to virus contraction or spread. You need to make sure that you are not only considering the activities of the employees, but also you are taking customers, delivery partners on account too.
The main goal is to reduce the possibility of someone getting exposed to the virus and spreading it amongst others.
The first and foremost measure that you need to take is to make sure that your nightclub is getting enough ventilation. Apart from that, cleaning surfaces, tables, especially maintaining hand hygiene and wearing masks, are some of the main things that your employees and others have to follow.
Follow All the Post-Covid Regulations
Different countries or states have different regulations or guidelines for nightclubs after the post-covid phase. If you own a nightclub, you need to know all the local covid-19 guidelines and follow them. You need to understand that all of these regulations are to protect you, your employees and customers.
Some guidelines state that a person can only enter a nightclub if he has taken all the required dosage of the covid-19 vaccines, whereas some require the latest covid-19 negative test report of the person.
As fever is one of the common symptoms of Covid-19, it is also required to check the temperature of every person who enters the nightclub in order to make sure nobody is having any fever or similar symptoms.
No matter what the situation is, you always have to follow all the post-covid regulations and make sure the customers or visitors are also following them.
Educate or If Necessary Retrain the Staff
You cannot ignore but make each of your staff understand why it is crucial to follow all the covid-19 guidelines.
As maintaining a 4-6 feet social distance might not be possible inside a nightclub, that’s why all the employees have to wear face masks most of the time. Employees should be aware of all the policies about staying home if they are sick and employers have to be supported always in such cases.
Some of the crucial guidelines that all employees have to remember are: ● Maintaining proper hand hygiene. All the staff has to frequently wash their hands before touching or serving food, drinks or after handling garbage.
- Nightclubs have to make soap and water always ready so that the employees and customers can wash their hands.
- If soap and water are not available, then alcohol-based sanitizer can be a replacement for maintaining proper hand hygiene.
- Employees have to wear gloves while serving food and beverages to the customers. ● Disinfecting the surface and disposing of garbage are some other things that need to be carried out efficiently.
Reshape the Customers’ Experience
To be frank, in the new normal phase, as a nightclub owner, you might not be able to do so much more for the customers to reshape or redesign their experience; however, you can do something to keep it simple and safe at the same time.
For instance, you can do all the bookings online and also reduce using cash for billing or other transactions. Digital transactions are considered safe as it avoids touching cash.
Usage of QR codes to scan the menu is a effective way to stop the spread of the virus as people don’t have to touch the manual or physical menu to order food or beverages.
Apart from that, it should be necessary for every guest to wear masks.
As long as you don’t want to get into trouble and fight against a nightclub injury claim, you should not ever take the security precautions less seriously. Apart from looking for the covid safety, you also need to make sure your employers and guests are safe from other threats like burglary, robbery, etc.
Ensure that Your Nightclub is having Enough Ventilation
The COVID 19, being a virus, is highly contagious. Lack of ventilation results in an increased the risk of contagion as it can be easily transmitted even through tiny respiratory droplets. Night clubs are one of the spaces where the ventilation is inadequate and this increases the chances of infection. In the light of this infectious pandemic, nightclubs must follow some safety measures and protocols, the most important of which is a supply of adequate fresh air in the club when the customers are around.
One of the primary ways of achieving ventilation in any closed space is to add a window or an opened door. However, having an opened window or door spoils the ambience of a nightclub, so the owners must come up with a different way of ventilation through fans, ducts or even a combination of both.
Another way to decrease the chances of contagion in places like clubs is to identify cramped up spaces with poor ventilation within. Residual virus remains in the air even after an infected person leaves the place and this can infect people who would be present there later.
Following all of these reopening tips may seem overwhelming at first, but your staff and the patrons will get accustomed within a few days. For everyone’s safety, don’t hesitate to turn away those customers who may have some Covid-19 symptoms.