The COVID- 19 pandemic has completely changed the world around us, and the hotel industry is one of the most impacted businesses right now. Let’s look at some of the best practices for hotels that are staying open during COVID- 19.
1. Comply with the Guidelines
The very first requirement for any hotel staying open during COVID- 19 is to act according to the disease control guidelines provided by the government.
2. Look After Lodging Needs
One of the ways you can use your hotel is by helping hospitals and delivery services. You can offer essential workers free meals and stays at a discounted price.
3. Provide Protective Equipment to Staff
Make sure your employees are equipped with masks, gloves, and sanitizers. They must be aware of the necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.
4. Ask Employees About Their Health
Your staff is the most valuable asset to your hotel. An important survival step for your hotel during COVID- 19 is to ensure they are feeling well to avoid cross-infection. Give your employees paid sick leaves if required.
5. Health and Safety Course
Educate your staff and guests about the safety measures to prevent infection. Make it compulsory for your employees to complete a safety course to learn prevention tips.
6. Clean Public Spaces
Identify the high touch surfaces in your hotel, such as the front desk, elevator buttons, and room keys. Instruct your staff and cleaning crew to disinfect these surfaces regularly.
7. Use Sanitation Stations
Have sanitizers and wipes available in as many locations throughout the hotel as possible. You can also offer to measure your guests’ temperature and disinfect their rooms.
This is undoubtedly a tough time for businesses to survive, but if you follow these steps, you will get through this. If you need an experienced contractor for your hotel renovation or upgrade needs, contact Nikki Fox at Parkwest General Contractors at Nikki@ParkwestGC.com. Our dedicated team is ready to help you with all your construction needs today.