Covid safe with Cooksmill

Insure your business is Covid safe and reassure your customers with Cooksmill

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 shows no signs of going away, and so we must learn to live with it. Many businesses spent a large part of this year closed, and are now working hard to adapt to the "new normal" situation. The hospitality sector has been hit particularly hard, but we are all doing our best and many innovative solutions have been developed in recent months by businesses who are doing everything they can to stay open whilst still observing the rules.

A major part of the reopening after lockdown has focused on ensuring that both staff and customers are safe - and that they feel safe too. People want to feel safe entering an establishment, and with government guidelines and rules subject to change, it is important for all businesses to be on the ball and visibly doing their best to maintain a safe environment.

Here at Cooksmill, we know how important your business is to you - and that you want to keep your staff and customers safe and happy in a friendly environment. Here are some ways you can ensure your business is Covid compliant and safe:

Social Distancing SignsSignage

Signage is always important in a business, but at the moment it is especially useful. As well as showing your customers where to queue or wait, you need to remind them of social distancing. It's also useful to display signage asking customers to pay by card wherever possible. Signage is also useful for your staff, for example reminding them to wash their hands and so on. Of course, there are also legal requirements for signage under COSHH regulations which must be adhered to as normal. Now is a great time to revisit the signage in your establishment, and to update it as needed to ensure everything is both compliant and easy to understand for both customers and staff.

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Providing hand sanitiser

It has quickly become the norm to see a hand sanitiser dispenser at the doorway of every premises. It's important to keep your hand sanitiser topped up as with daily use by both staff and customers it can soon run out. Buying in bulk to refill smaller hand sanitiser bottles is also a great way to consider the environment at this time. Remember that it's a good idea to provide hand sanitiser throughout the establishment and in the washrooms, as well as at the main entrance and exit points.

Something else to consider is the option of no-touch hand sanitiser. It's easy to forget that with a pump-action dispenser hundreds of different people may touch it each day. We offer both automatic hand sanitiser dispensers and foot operated hand sanitiser dispensers which can add that extra layer of reassurance and safety from germs for anyone entering your premises.

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Buy Face Masks OnlineProviding face masks

Unless exempt, everyone is now required to wear a face mask in establishments serving food, whenever they are not eating or drinking. You may wish to provide masks for your staff so as to achieve a more uniform look among them. Some businesses may also opt to provide disposable face masks at the door for any customers who may have forgotten a mask. We have seen some businesses opting to provide visors to both staff and customers, with customer visors being cleaned by staff between uses. This is a great way to offer your customers that extra level of customer service at a time when many people are feeling nervous about visiting different premises. It also removes the frustration for customers who have reached your door before realising they don't have a mask with them - a common problem for many of us!

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Providing staff with other personal protective equipment

Depending on the nature of your business, it may be appropriate to provide your staff with additional personal protective equipment, such as disposable gloves or even disposable aprons. These can help to avoid the transfer of germs between people and show your customers that you are really doing all you can to keep them safe. Disposable aprons and gloves are always useful in the hospitality and catering industry to ensure your staff are not transferring germs between different workstations and environments. In the current climate, this is even more important.

Covid-19 may have turned our world upside down, but it doesn't have to mean you can't continue to operate your business with success. By ensuring you are following the latest guidelines, and adapting to the new situation, you can ensure your business continues to evolve and thrive. Cooksmill is here to help you with all of your needs along the way.

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How to shop with Cooksmill

The safety of both our valued customers and staff are at the forefront of our minds. As such we have carefully considered safety precautions in place. Our stores are open with social distancing measures in place to ensure it is safe to shop. Alternatively we also offer free collection from store and free delivery on all orders over £50. There are thousands of items available in our online shop with quick delivery!

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