Car Dealerships Set To Reopen Showrooms To Customers Next Week
8th April 2021
Car dealers are finally set to reopen their showrooms next week on April 12th, following the government’s confirmation that the planned easing of national restrictions remains on track, with non-essential retail (including car dealerships) able to open their doors again on Monday.
The rules upon reopening will echo those in place last year, with business owners responsible for ensuring their workplace is following the latest Covid-19 secure guidelines in line with the current Health and Safety legislation.
Dealerships are once again encouraged to review how safely you can operate to minimise any risk to both your employees and customers. This includes the mandatory wearing of face masks and introducing social distancing measures where possible, such as one-way systems, to avoid unnecessary contact. Carrying out regular sanitising of desks and high traffic areas and displaying clear friendly posters explaining the processes in place can go a long way to making customers feel comfortable to once again be in the showroom.
Your stock vehicles are also quite likely to require a bit of attention after potentially not being touched for a few months, with low staff numbers and the showroom doors closed. It will be important to check that cars start after not being moved for many weeks, safety checks are carried out and vehicles undergo thorough cleaning before being inspected by car buyers.
Checking in with staff and running through any changes in their day-to-day routine before bringing them back to work could be a significant help to your dealership when April 12th arrives. Updating your teams on new stock and processes might seem like something that can be done on the day, but preparing them now will lower the risk of any confusion next week when you want them firing on all cylinders.
Advertising your dealership’s reopening on your website and social media can help to spread the word that you’re open for business, while serving as a polite reminder that you’re following the guidelines and protecting your staff and customers. Highlighting your safety measures just might be the difference between earning a customer’s trust and losing them to another dealership.
Dragon2000’s car dealer websites and mobile apps are full of features which can assist both the customers who want to visit the showroom in person and also the customers who would prefer to still make their enquiries online.
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