Technology provider Access Hospitality has launched a guide to help hospitality operators get their venues operational after lockdown.
Henry Seddon, managing director of Access Hospitality, commented: "We have seen a tremendous demand for our original ‘Getting Operational' guide and know, from feedback, that it's already helped shape many operators' reopening plans. As they start to bring furloughed staff back into the business and allocate responsibilities to get venues ready for business, we believe that this checklist format will enable them to structure their reopening schedule as efficiently and safely as possible."
The checklist is broken down into key areas including staff health and safety, financial management and cashflow, staff planning and labour optimisation, procurement, bookings, guest experience and safety, marketing and property maintenance. It provides details of the tasks required, suggested timeframes and legal guidelines, as far as they are known, with the option to assign tasks to individuals and review progress to keep specific projects on track.
"The industry is waiting for further clarity on anticipated opening dates, social distancing and other measures that will be required, so operators may only have a short time window in which to react to government advice," continued Seddon.
"When they have so much to think about, the Access Hospitality getting operational checklist is designed to provide them with a comprehensive planning tool to provide reassurance that they have everything covered and can be operational as quickly, safely and profitably as possible."
The Access Hospitality ‘Getting Operational' checklist is available to download free here.