28 Apr 25 TIPS TO OVERCOME THE COVID-19 CRISIS IN YOUR GO KART CENTRE
We are facing an unprecedented situation, which without a doubt will temporarily affect the idiosyncrasies of our business relationship. At the moment, we must focus on winning the battle against this pandemic, but it is also the moment to think about how we can improve our business. An economic crisis is approaching and we should be prepared in the best possible way to promote the karting business, minimizing the damage that the sector might suffer. That is why we would like to give our customers some advice.
5 TIPS THAT CAN HELP YOU OVERCOME THE STOP STAGE
- Consider carrying out a temporary redundancy plan to protect your workers and not burn your own resources as much as possible.
- Review state and regional aids to obtain financing if you consider it necessary.
- Take advantage to do all possible maintenance and repairs.
- Try to keep in touch with all the colleagues in the sector, suppliers and karting friends to stay up to date with the situation in the sector.
- Evaluate options to improve your business operations on return to business. To do this, here are some tips
20 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU REACTIVATE YOUR BUSINESS AFTER THE COVID-19 CRISIS
- Follow the health guidelines. The health standards established by each government must be fully complied with.
- Disposable gloves. Gloves must be provided, not only for health reasons, but also to convey safety and hygiene.
- Balaclava. Generally, balaclavas should be as waterproof as possible and single-use. Full face balaclavas can also be sold or provided. In this case, there are two options: either sell them, so that the customers take them home, or, at the end of the session, put them in a bucket to wash them. In the latter case, it is essential to inform that balaclavas are properly washed and disinfected to ensure maximum hygiene. They should always be handed to clients perfectly folded and organized.
- Masks. Disposable masks should be made available to customers.
- Open face helmets. They are more recommended than full face helmets, you should inform clients that the helmets are disinfected before and after each use.
- Full face helmets. They will produce more rejection than open face helmets, but the same measures should be taken in both cases. You could even perfume them to convey a feeling of cleanliness.
- Single-use race suits. Single-use race suits should be available for the most demanding clients or, otherwise, race suits that must be properly washed and disinfected after each use.
- Sanitary briefing. A good briefing video in which not only the karting rules are explained, but also the sanitary measures implemented.
- Kart disinfection. Spraying disinfectant on the steering wheel and seat, and wiping it down after each use, will leave the kart ready for the next customer.
- Sanitizer dispensers. Besides cleaning, disinfection must be impeccable as well. Dispensers must be available at key points of the installation: locker room, bar, briefing area and at the entrances and exits of the facility.
- Limited capacity. It is important that the facility capacity is not completed, part of the capacity must be sacrificed for the benefit of customers’ well-being, which allows them to maintain adequate distances between people.
- Safe distance. Maintain a safe distance between members of the staff and customers.
- Group bookings. Space out group bookings to minimize the coincidence of different groups in the facility.
- PPEs for staff. Good clothing is necessary to protect customers and employees; gloves, mask and goggles will be needed.
- Habits and behaviors of staff. Some hygiene habits are absolutely necessary, such as visible cleaning with sanitizer before receiving next session’s customers by the track staff, constant cleaning of the cafeteria staff before serving or after handling money…
- Rules after the end of the session. Invite clients to disinfect after the session using the dispensers, to dispose of the gloves in a basket, etc.
- Use informative posters. Not only should preventive measures be implemented, but information should be provided. Hanging appropriate posters will convey safety, e.g. disposable gloves, disinfected helmets, throw your used gloves here, single-use race suits available, use disinfectant after the session, etc.
- Install an adequate software system for your business. In this new computer age, it is essential to have a system that registers customers, increases your database and allows you to establish adequate commercial strategies.
- Equip your karts with technology. The recurrence of customers is determined by the perception of a good technological experience.
- Follow the rules. The above tips may be modified by local regulations of each country.
If you need help or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us (email@example.com).
At PixelTiming we are happy to help you improve your karting business.
The PixelTiming team