Alberta College Partners with OneLocal for COVID Safe Services

The Alberta College and Association of Opticians (ACAO) has announced a partnership with OneLocal, a Toronto-based company providing a free resource to small businesses across the country called CovidSafe.Services.

A study conducted by OneLocal of over 1,000 respondents, found that 89.6% of people won’t enter a business unless the business clearly lists all of the safety precautions they have taken to keep customers safe. OneLocal built the COVIDsafe program so that business owners can easily acknowledge all of the safety precautions they are taking and to  market those safety precautions to all potential customers, in order to increase the chances that a consumer will engage with the business.

The COVIDsafe’s website has an impressive compilation of industry specific best practices based on public health guidelines from both federal and local authorities. Site visitors can search the guidelines by specific industry, including opticians and optometrists.

Businesses are able to create a profile and confirm which best practices they are following to keep their customers, employees, and community safe, and upload supporting pictures. Upon registration, a COVIDsafe badge is provided that retailers place on their website which all of your visitors can view.  The service provides a searchable directly of businesses that have implemented COVID safe services. 

The Association has urged its members to sign up for this free resource in 10 minutes so that clients will be able to see all of the precautions they are taking to keep them safe.

The CovidSafe Services are available to optical retailers upon sign up at https://covidsafe.services/get-approved

Questions may be directed to info@covidsafe.services.  

View the Announcement on the ACAO website.

About ACAO

The Alberta College and Association of Opticians (ACAO) serves both the public and our members. ACAO regulates opticians in the province of Alberta under the Health Professions Act and provides continuing education opportunities, seminars, events, and more to its members. (www.acao.ca)  

About COVIDsafe Services

COVIDsafe Services is an initiative built by  OneLocal. OneLocal provides small to medium-sized businesses with an array of marketing services to help companies create long-lasting and sustainable customer relationships. (Www.covidsafe.services)

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