OneLocal Releases COVIDsafe.Services
OneLocal commissioned a survey of 1,072 respondents to understand how consumer behaviour is changing with COVID-19. The survey found that 80% said they would not enter a small business unless they complied with safety regulations, while 89% believe it is necessary for all businesses to share their safety measures. Enter COVIDsafe.services, a new tool for North American optometrists that addresses evolving safety protocols. OneLocal has developed this free online resource where optometrists can both access and share the latest COVID-19 regulations.
“We’ve been speaking to small businesses, and even those who have since reopened, or maybe never closed at all, are struggling to get people through the doors,” said Maggie McIntyre, Director of Operations at OneLocal. “People are saying ‘why should I walk into a store and risk my health when I can just order online?’ We’re hopeful COVIDsafe.services will give consumers an alternative to buying online because we truly believe that small businesses are the key to restarting the economy”.
Businesses can access tailored safety checklists to navigate COVID-19 government regulations. For optometrists, there is a set of mandatory protocols that they must say they are following before they can share it with their customers. Once they are following these guidelines, they can then create a public profile for their customers to see. Another thing businesses get is a COVIDsafe badge that they can post on their website, which summarizes the safety procedures they are following.
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