The hospitality industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with hotels, bars and restaurants forced to close for a long period. Now that they are allowed to re-open, the future remains uncertain in an environment that’s changed totally from what it used to be.
With social distancing still being demanded, restaurants and bars are limited in the number of customers they can accommodate. Combined with a requirement for strenuous cleaning and sanitisation plus a need to avoid direct contact whenever possible, this has made the operation and visitor management of all hospitality establishments much more difficult. All are, therefore, having to adapt and find new ways to proceed.
It is a recognised fact that COVID-19 can be spread by contact with infected surfaces as well as by airborne transmission. If an infected person touches a surface and then others also come into contact with it, the virus can be passed on and spread the infection. Reducing the amount of contact is therefore crucial to limiting the spread of the virus.
Within the hospitality industry, the main point of contact is when guests check in and out. In a hotel, this generally requires that guests complete a register and then make payment when they leave. For restaurants, there is a similar need to register guests and for them to pay while all establishments, including bars, are now required to record visitor details for the purpose of contact tracing should infection occur.
The use of QR codes may just be the perfect answer. Although they’ve been around for a long time and are a more sophisticated and more capable version of bar codes, their uptake has not been high. However, the new emphasis on contactless transactions has brought them to the fore and their true potential is now being realised.
Using LinkSafe’s QR code system, you can provide contactless visitor management in quickly, easily and in a totally paperless manner that requires no direct contact at all.
In addition to the safety and convenience aspects, our QR code system has many other advantages for the hospitality industry: