How Bookteq helps sports venues meet COVID-19 guidelines


How Bookteq helps sports venues meet COVID-19 guidelines

Emilie Adib
September 15, 2020


Reopening your facilities after lockdown can be a complicated process, especially with new restrictions in place. See how Bookteq’s key features can help you meet COVID-19 guidelines.

Track and Trace

Bookteq is a Track and Trace enabled software, helping you to comply with the latest government guidelines. Track and Trace is an important factor in limiting the spread of coronavirus and is becoming a significant part of our daily lives. Using the system, you can ensure lead bookers keep a record of everyone who accesses your venue for each booking.

Online payments

One of the key practises in keeping you and your customers safe emerging from lockdown is reducing handling cash where possible. With Bookteq, you can digitise your payments and go cashless at your venue.

Bookteq offers several ways to collect payments rather than handling cash. The options include Stripe online payments, bank transfers, invoices, or payment via the Playfinder marketplace. As well as being a safer way to take payment, online payments leave you time to spend on other areas of your business.

Buffer periods

An early element of sport after lockdown was buffer periods between bookings. Usually, for a gap of 5-10 minutes, buffer periods ensure there’s no overlap of players in the same area. While this is no longer compulsory (at time of publication) for sports such as tennis, Bookteq has created a buffer period feature for venue manager use.

Not only is a buffer period helpful for maintaining social distancing, but it can also be used if areas such as classrooms need to be cleaned after use. It’s also helpful for setting up equipment for your next booking.

Playfinder marketplace integration

The leisure industry is facing a difficult period, with sports venues having to reduce staff and adapt to a multitude of changes. With Bookteq, you can integrate with the Playfinder marketplace and gain exposure to thousands of new customers.

Not only will you benefit from the increased exposure and marketing for your venue, but our dedicated operations team will also be on hand to take bookings on your venue’s behalf. This means you spend time on other areas of your business while still taking on bookings and in turn, revenue.

First month free

Bookteq is dedicated to helping sports venues get back on their feet during this period of uncertainty. That’s why we offer your first month of Bookteq for free if you sign up before October 2020.

We hope that with this boost, you’ll be able to reopen sooner and focus on increasing revenue and utilisation rather than worrying about outgoing costs.

Terms and conditions

With government guidelines and national governing body regulations changing often during this period, it can be time-consuming to keep your terms and conditions up to date. Bookteq can tailor your T&Cs and help you bring them up to date with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.

If you’d like to learn more about Bookteq and see how we can help your venue, visit our pages for schools and universities, sports clubs, community centres, and councils.

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