The closure orders over the last months were extremely painful for a lot of business owners. Most of these companies got zero profit due to the lack of economic activity. Therefore, a lot of them couldn’t wait to open back up and keep the ball rolling. However, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc all over the world. If you wish to reopen after hearing the relaxed policies from the government, these are the things you need to do to prepare.
Get a copy of the guidelines
The government will release a guideline containing details about how businesses can stay safe while operating under this pandemic. If there is no confirmation that the category where your business falls can reopen, you should suspend all your plans. You also need to check with the national and local governments since there might be different policies. Clarify these discrepancies and determine which of them would get enforced in your area.
Survey your employees
Not all your employees might feel comfortable getting back to work again. Considering that there are still transmissions going on around the world, many people fear leaving their homes. It helps if you can survey your employees first to ask them about their willingness to get back to normal operations. Don’t force those who don’t want to work again since health is their priority.
Deep clean the area
Hire a company that will conduct deep cleaning services in the area where you’re going to operate. If you’re selling products in a brick and mortar store, the entire place needs thorough cleaning. You have to disinfect every corner and ensure that no one gets sick from visiting the store. You also need to create a guideline that will guarantee the cleanliness of the store throughout the day.
Check if it’s worth opening
Some businesses decided against reopening even if the government already allowed them to do so because they don’t see the value of doing it. If they continue operations, they will end up with more expenses over profits. If you think that you want to earn a lot if you reopen now due to the lack of customers, you might have to suspend your plans.
Keep the spirits high
Working from home over the last several months changed many people’s lives. Others even lost their jobs and are no longer making income right now. If you’re going to employ these people, you should understand that most of them aren’t in the mood to work. Give them enough time to adjust. You should also conduct fun activities that will keep the spirits up again. For instance, you can host a team-building activity so that everyone gets used to working with one another. You can also host a funfair hire in your area so that everyone will have fun even only for a day. As long as you receive permission from the government to conduct these activities, there’s nothing to worry about.
Hopefully, things will move forward as planned. You want to salvage your business, and reopening is the next best step.