How to Quickly Add a Health Update to Your Business Site

It seems that most of the population is in a state of worry right now as news of a global health pandemic spreads. As local service businesses and practitioners who serve clients in person, it’s especially important to address concerns regarding sanitation in your business.

Setting up a notification on your website is a simple way to communicate your sanitation efforts.

This can easily be setup with a simple WordPress plugin in just a few steps.

Using a Cookie Notice Plugin for Every Notice

You may have been aware of new European laws surrounding website cookies and tracking. This change has sparked the creation of several plugins have been created to support changes in the law.

What’s really great is that these plugins are lightweight and can pretty much be used for any type of notification you need.

This site uses the Cookie Notice Plugin which has many customization options.

Install Cookie Notice

Features We Love

  • Flexibility – You can place the notification at the top or bottom of page
  • Navigation – You can link relevant pages in the notification 
  • Customizable – You can utilize your brand colors to broadcast your message
  • 100% Free to Use

Download Cookie Notice to your WordPress

Log on your WordPress dashboard.

Navigate to “plugins”, click on “add-new”.

Search “cookie notice” in the search bar.

Then select the plugin that says “Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA”. You’ll notice it has more than 1 million active downloads and over 2,400 five-star reviews. 

Click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.

Configure Cookie Notice - Settings

Customize Your Notifications

From the WordPress Dashboard click on “Settings” and then “Cookie Notice”.

Your Notification Message

Next to “Message” you can write whatever notification you deem appropriate for your area and market.

Button Text

You can customize the text on the button that will make your notification disappear.

Privacy Policy

You can click “Enable Privacy Policy Link” if you want to redirect users to another page on your website.

Many local businesses have created new pages on their websites which go into detail explaining what they have done in response to the COVID-19 threat (more on that below).

Colors

On the bottom of the plugin you’ll see options to change the Text Color and Bar Color of your notification.

Click “Save Changes” and you’re done!

Please note it sometimes takes a minute or two for the plugin to refresh. You will need to use a new browser, with no cookies, in order for you to see the notification live on your website.

Configure Cookie Notice

Providing updates to your clients in the right tone

It’s important that all businesses correctly address concerns without coming across as distasteful.

Promoting your services in “troubling times” can leave some with a bad taste in their mouthes.

One message I’ve seen that has effectively hit the right note of concern while highlighting measures being taken for health and safety was from a local law firm. 

Here is a screenshot of that message:

Law Firm COVID update

Here is another screenshot of an effective message:

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for ways to update your messaging around recent health concerns. It can provide a simple way to provide clients with clarity and clear up any questions they might have regarding in-person visits.