What Can YOU Do To Help During COVID-19?
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been challenging for everyone. Many businesses—including ours—have been hit hard, making their financial viability questionable. Consumers are faced with a wide range of safety protocols as each business must develop safety plans that are tailored to their unique operations. Until the pandemic is over, we’re all in this together. So, what can you do to help? Read on to find out!
Support local businesses
Many businesses, including ours, are experiencing dramatic decreases in revenues—particularly those that rely on tourists from elsewhere in the world to support them. With borders closed, and self-quarantining rules in effect, those tourist revenues are a fraction of what they would normally be. Therefore, all local businesses are depending on the local community to support them. When you support local businesses, you put money into the local economy that local businesses can use to pay employees and purchase goods and services from other local businesses—a win-win for everyone!
Buy gift vouchers
In addition to patronizing local businesses yourself, another way to support local businesses is to purchase vouchers for your friends and family. Gift vouchers offer flexibility as the recipient can choose when they would like to enjoy their experience. They can also be used to show thoughtfulness. Get a gift card to a favorite store or restaurant to show that you’ve put some thought into it.
Gift cards are perfect because they combine the flexibility of cash with the personalization that comes with a specific store. You can be thoughtful and offer a flexible gift at the same time!
Most businesses sell some form of gift card or gift certificate. At Quest Reality Games, our gift vouchers can be purchased online, and can be purchased for one or more game plays. When you purchase our online gift voucher, you will receive a customizable voucher that can be printed and gifted in-person. Want to go the ‘green’ route? Our customizable gift vouchers can also be gifted digitally.
Play our online games
If you aren’t quite ready to venture out of isolation, or are simply looking for something fun and unique to do at home, consider playing one of our online games. We’re currently developing an online version of our Case-Solving Investigators game that will allow you to play and collaborate with friends and family from the safety and comfort of your own homes. We’re also planning to launch an online version of our Cluetivity Operation Mindfall game. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, and stay tuned to our blogs for more information in the weeks to come.
Be kind. Be Calm.
By now we’re all familiar with these words we hear our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry say almost daily.
With Phase 3 of the British Columbia government’s economic re-opening comes a ‘new normal’, and that new normal brings with it some uncertainty, and, at times, some confusion and awkwardness as we all learn to adapt and operate our businesses under these new conditions.
This new normal has forced us operate with heightened safety measures, and to change how we interact with our guests. While we believe these changes are necessary, we acknowledge our processes aren’t as streamlined as they used to be. For those who are coming to our business and experiencing them for the first time, if you find them confusing or frustrating, we ask that you follow the guidance of our Game Masters who are fully trained in our Safety Plan. And in the words of our Provincial Health Officer, we ask that you be kind and be calm!
As we have always said, our main priority is player safety, as is the safety of our Game Masters. And we have implemented a Safety Plan to do our part to keep everyone safe. During this pandemic, we all play an important role in each other’s safety. To help ensure all of our guests and employees are as safe as possible, we’re asking our guests to do their part as well.
So, what can you do? Experts agree that the best way to fight the spread of COVID-19 is through frequent hand washing. When you arrive, we’ll ask you to wash your hands before your game play. You are also welcome to use our complimentary hand sanitizer throughout your game play. After your game play, we’ll ask you to wash your hands again.
While masks are not mandatory in public spaces in British Columbia, our staff will be wearing them for your safety. If you have a mask, consider wearing it for our safety, and that of other guests.
We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for the years of support. The past few months have been extraordinarily challenging. And while we’re not yet out of the woods, we thank everyone who continues to support us.