Helping petrol stations go the extra mile through and post-lockdown
Petrol stations have played an essential role during lockdown. While restricted travel has made roads quieter, key workers, emergency services and delivery vehicles have carried on moving and petrol stations have kept them going. However, as lockdowns are easing, more motorists are re-joining the roads and quiet forecourts are becoming busier.
Petrol stations are having to adjust to dealing with increased demand, but the circumstances in which they operate will be very different. For a start, social distancing will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Other potential measures for avoiding further peaks in COVID-19 infections could include wearing gloves when operating fuel pumps, limiting the number of customers inside the retail space at any given time, as well as encouraging customers and staff to wear face masks – some of which are already in force across Europe.
With guidelines and policies changing on a regular basis across countries, signage is playing a critical role in helping organisations operate safely, responsibly and cost effectively through and post-lockdown.