Let’s get ready to re-open your cafe, restaurant, pub or catering service!
As the UK re-opens, many people are looking forward to enjoying a meal they didn’t have to cook for themselves. To help the hospitality sector #getbacktowork as quickly and safely as possible, we have written a short blog article covering the basics along with handy products and how to use them effectively.
For the hospitality industry, this means implementing a range of new Government regulations for:
- cafes and restaurants
- bars and pubs
- mobile and point-of-service catering
This is also an opportunity for hospitality brands to build trust with their customers, and to be one step ahead of the competition when the doors finally open.
Unique challenges, considered solutions
Councils are currently looking at the safest way for restaurants to open. It is likely that they will give people access to just outdoor areas to begin with and will be doing all they can to leverage any outdoor space, for example closing parking spaces to allow for outdoor seating.
Individual regulations and support may well vary depending on the council / location, however it is predicted that:
- Diners and drinkers will sit at tables and be served by waiting staff.
- Toilets can be used inside bars and restaurants but facilities may be reduced in accordance with social distancing regulations.
- Marshals available to ensure physical distancing in some areas.
- Restaurants and bars may have to apply for a fast-track licence for consuming food and drink outdoors if they don’t currently have one.
Source: The Guardian
To support the hospitality industry, Tradeprint have created a suite of Coronavirus support products to help you meet the new Government regulations.
Or we can build you a complete Covid compliance package – get in touch to discuss your specific company’s needs.
The new Covid-secure health and safety regulations cover three main areas:
- Protection of indoor and outdoor workspaces, including creating physical barriers.
- The provision of hand-washing, sanitisation, and cleaning services for customers and employees.
- Communication of required action; for example one-way flow, maximum occupancy (such as in seating areas, lifts, kitchens), and for people with disabilities.
Protection – essential equipment for hospitality companies
Suspended sneeze screens – A basic requirement for both customer and employee protection.
Tradeprint screens are high-quality and easy-to-install in any hospitality or work area.
Sneeze screens for counters – Additional protection for face-to-face interactions at counters.
Quick to set-up and easy to maintain, these portable screens can be printed around to show that your brand cares.
Facemasks – a staple step that can be enhanced with personalised printing.
Masks are comfortable, designed to fit everyone, and are machine-washable for sustainable use.
Service – business as usual under the new normal
Menus – Laminated menus that are easy to wipe clean and disinfect during the day or after hours.
These come in a range of sizes, materials, and folding options to meet your exact needs.
Disposable placemats – A simple, economical solution for day-to-day business.
No cleaning required, and great for when messaging needs to be regularly updated.
Sanitiser stands – Available with or without shelves, and with custom printing to fit with your own brand and decor.
Visible, effective, and easily-maintained as a long-term business action.
Communication – let people know you’re open and protecting them
Banners – Tear-and-weather resistant PVC means that these are built-to-last and easy to clean.
Available in a wide range of sizes with full high-resolution colour printing.
Foamex boards – A study 3mm, wipe-clean format that’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Available in A3 and A4, including ready-to-go designs for standing 2m apart and hand-washing.
Posters – Advise customers on important information, and remind employees to follow the rules.
Pre-prepared designs cover a range of common actions, or design your own for a more personalised message.
Flyers – With most people still stay at home, direct mail offers tangible communication for increased emotional impact.
Make sure that potential customers are comfortable choosing you once they decide to eat out.
Stickers – A range of sizes and materials for a range of uses.
Why not embrace word of (covered) mouth, and welcome your customers back with one?
Flags – As outdoor seating is going to be encouraged, why not brighten areas with flags.
Give people instructions that are in line with your brand and feel.
A-boards – A portable solution that allows you to easily display a multitude of information.
You can interchange posters as many times as you like!
Floor Vinyls – Designed for indoor and outdoor use, show people where to stand, mark table areas.
And coming soon!
Tradeprint are currently developing a range of cutlery pouches and bags for the safe storage of knives and forks.
Let us know if you’d like to be one of the first to hear about this, or about any other future hospitality products.