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COVID-19: 3 products to maintain social distancing in the workplace

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Once upon a time, people used public transport excluding the masks, people crammed into elevators without batting an eye lid, and handshakes were a common way of greeting others. That was until the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed how we interact with each other. With a new age of public-health awareness, sanitation savviness, and social distancing at work, we’re now living in our ‘new normal’.

Social distancing at work is very much apart of our new lives and will be a huge factor in preventing a second outbreak of the virus. So, here’s 3 products that will help you maintain social distancing and the benefits they bring to the workplace.  

1. Protective screens

According to the World Health Organisation, COVID-19 is spread by droplets which come from someone who is sneezing, coughing, or even talking. These droplets land on objects/surfaces, and can live there for up to 5 days, depending on the type of surface.

With the use of protective screens in the workplace, the spread of these droplets can be contained, limiting people’s exposure to COVID-19 – even when a 2-meter gap isn’t possible.

A protective screen positioned in front of a customer-facing counter, or between desks in an office, act as a barrier to these droplets and protect those behind it. The risk of contracting COVID-19 when positioned safely behind a protective screen is greatly reduced.

To help you prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to protect your colleagues at work, we’ve developed a unique 3-sided desk shield. Our desk shield features a windowpane for natural daylight, cable feeds for tidiness and safety, and is finished in a clean white cardboard material. The best part? It’s 100% recyclable! Even with the challenges of COVID-19, sustainability mustn’t be forgotten.

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2. Safe working barriers

Another way to maintain social distancing in the workplace is with safe working barriers.

Safe working barriers can be used for a number of purposes and provide a simple way to ensure social distancing rules are being adhered to. For example, safe working barriers can be used to create workplace ‘zones’ that employees are assigned to. This will help segregate colleagues and ensure social distancing measures are being followed.

This can also be achieved by assigning picking zones to include specific shelving, racking, or block stack aisles. However you decide to use your safe working barriers, they’re easy to assemble with the ‘slot together’ design – a quick way to maintain social distancing in a workplace.

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3. Floor marking tape & stickers

Floor marking tape and stickers can be used anywhere, offering maximum flexibility when maintaining social distancing in the warehouse. With varying designs, colours and sizes, floor marking tape is an easy way to indicate where people should stand, queue or walk, ensuring they remain at a safe distance. Floor marking tape and stickers are quick and easy to apply, offering a cost-effective solution to maintain a 2-meter gap. 

At Swiftpak, we offer a variety of floor marking tape and stickers to suit your workplace requirements. From ‘Please Wait Here’ and ‘One Way’ stickers to ‘Protect Yourself From Covid-19’ and ‘Please Keep A Safe Distance’ tape, we have all the tape and stickers you’ll need to maintain social distancing. That a look at our range of Covid-19 supplies today.

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