The UK is on its roadmap out of lockdown 3.0 which sees the hospitality industry on a slow and steady road to re-opening with the hope of no restrictions from the 21st June.
It has been announced that on the 17th May, indoor hospitality and mixing of households will be permitted as lockdown eases in the UK. Entertainment will be permitted with some restrictions as before, such as applying the rule of groups of 6 from a maximum of two households for indoor activities.
The road to reopening means that you can use Singa karaoke to replicate the feeling of a special event or occasion (and you can do it for free for the first month with our re-opening offer.) However, it needs to be done safely and according to the guidelines. Here's a few tips on how to get started:
Private karaoke room is a safe and profitable entertainment option for your pub
According to the guidelines from May 17th, entertainment is permitted but limited to a maximum of 6 people together indoors and a maximum of 2 households, which is perfectly enough for a good karaoke party.
Karaoke booths can be easily converted from any room at your venue with minimal investment and effort. If you already have a private function room, all you need is Singa Business, screen, mics and speakers and you're all set. Learn more about how to turn an unused space into a money making karaoke room here.
Venues such as Amber Taverns, Hogarth's Stafford, have created their very own Bubble-oke concept whereby, social bubbles can hire out the karaoke room for private entertainment. An increase in session times from one hour, to up to three hours, has given their customers the feeling of a real occasion and at the same time has trebled the hourly income of the karaoke room in comparison to pre-lockdown figures.
Remember to take good care of hygiene by using protective mic covers and cleaning the mics after use. And of course sanitise the room between every group.
Summertime is perfect for outdoor karaoke at your terrace, garden or car park
Being outside limits the risk of transmission and coronavirus is much less likely to spread outdoors. Outdoor karaoke is something worth considering as a way of keeping your guests safe but entertained and has been permitted since the 12th April.
Mobile song requests and display ads makes Singa a great option for safe entertainment
Karaoke song requests can be safely sent with Singa's mobile app that any customer can download to their own phone. No need for printed songbooks and no risk of transmitting the virus. Win-win.
Singa has also an in-built advertising system that will allow you to clearly display your own offers and events but also COVID related information on your all of your TV screens.
Don't forget background music!
Venues are encouraged to keep volumes at a reasonable level so people do not have to raise their voices or shout, increasing the chance of spreading the virus. It means loud music, live music, comedy and drama is not permitted for groups larger than six at this moment in time. But you can still create a good atmosphere with background music on a decent volume. And guess what? Singa has a background music system as well, so you don't have to worry about any awkward silence.
If you would like help or advise on how to conduct karaoke safely at your venue or get the best from your Singa software when you re-open, you can contact our Lead Singer Steve Dalton anytime on 07748 117864 or explore our one month free offer here today.