Recent announcements of recovery roadmaps from governments across the UK and Ireland, and the continuing roll-out of the vaccination programme (over 23 million of people vaccinated in the UK at the time of writing this), has led to a growing optimism amongst the general public. For retail, this means getting ready to re-open stores and to offer clean, safe, and welcoming spaces for their staff and customers.
Retail Therapy for COVID-fatigued Shoppers
Non-essential retail will re-open on 12 April in England & Wales, and on 26 April in Scotland (with announcements to follow from the Irish government), and COVID-fatigued shoppers are already preparing their shopping lists for those first trips back to the high street, shopping centres and retail parks.
Creating Safe & Welcoming Spaces
So, what do retailers need to do, to prepare their stores and sites to create safe and welcoming environments for their customers? How do retailers give customers and enjoyable shopping experience, as well as peace of mind?
Serving the UK’s Retail Stars
With almost a quarter of a century of experience in working with some of the UK’s biggest retail brands (including M&S, Dunnes, Next, Selfridges, Dixons, River Island and TK Maxx, to name a few), we have prepared our GSA Hygiene Roadmap for Retail to support our clients get ready to welcome their customers back.
GSA Hygiene Roadmap for Retail
Our Hygiene Roadmap allows you to plan a successful re-opening of your retail sites; and gives your in-store management teams peace of mind that the store will be clean and safe for their teams and customers. The GSA team will deliver the roadmap for a spotlessly clean and safe store, whilst sales teams can focus their efforts on customer service and in creating attractive retail spaces that leads to sales.
Innovative Digital Solutions
GSA utilises the latest digital technology in the development and delivery of our bespoke, client-centric cleaning programmes. And it is this digital solution that drives GSA’s success in delivering COVID-clean and sanitisation plans for our retail clients ahead of doors opening to customers from April.
Making Every Hour Count
In-store cleaning schedules are prepared following discussions with our clients and agreed cleaning plans are shared with our in-store cleaning teams via our app. Clear, step-by-step guidance on the cleaning focus for every shift is given to our in-store teams. Proof of clean information is captured by our cleaning operatives as they complete their work schedule, and our clients have full access to dynamic reporting, providing complete accountability and transparency of our service delivery.
Lisa Laird, GSA’s Managing Director explains,
“Making every hour count across all of our retail client sites has always been our focus; and it is even more vital as we work with our clients to secure a successful post-COVID recovery for retail.
Retailers, more than ever, need to have confidence that their stores are clean for their customers and staff. GSA is moving at pace to digitalise our ‘proof of clean’ to deliver this visibility and peace of mind for every client.”
Find out More about our Hygiene Roadmap for Retail
Retailers can find out more about how GSA can support their recovery plans with clean and safe sites for customer and staff by emailing our team for an informal chat, or to set up a short demo on how we are using technology to make every hour count.