Coronavirus and plastic protecting screens: all you need to know
You can see it in nearly all supermarkets at the moment: see-through perspex screens that are hung from the ceiling to create a barrier between customers and cashiers. Why are sneeze screens so powerful against the spread of coronavirus, and for what situations are these plastic protective cough screens most appropriate? In this blog, we describe the many types of counter screens and how they can be utilised.
Plastic shielding at the checkout
With Covid-19 growing rapidly, it’s now more relevant than it’s ever been for businesses to guarantee that the workplace is as secure and hygienic as viable, both for employees and for members of the public. The government recommendation is to stay 2 metres distant is proving quite challenging in practice. Prime cases are at supermarket checkouts, collection points, pharmacies, bakeries and greengrocers, where people are continually going in and out. To check the spread of the disease, we have developed various types of plastic protective screens constructed from transparent acrylic sheets, sometimes known as Plexiglass, polymethyl methacrylate and Perspex.
Why does acrylic sheets protect against coronavirus?
As you presumably know already, the coronavirus is spread mainly through droplets in the air from sneezes and coughs. A sneeze screen placed in front of a cash register or counter serves as a barrier to these airborne droplets and shields cashiers, pharmacists and receptionists, amongst others. These shop counter screens assist in separating uninfected people from those who may already have the disease. Our standing transparent stand screens are created with a cutout at the foot so that pharmacists and other retailers can transfer over a prescription or purchased product, for example.
Types of plastic protective screens
We offer two types of cough screen in our range, also referred to in the business as plastic money register screen, perspex table screen, sneeze screen stand, plastic screen for a cash register or perspex Covid-19 screen. We offer two standing alternatives in various sizes. The smaller stand or counter screen has one cutout and measures 60 cm wide x 80 cm high, so it’s perfect for shops with a tiny counter and just one cash ledger. The larger sneeze screen with pair cutouts is helpful in spaces with larger counter space. For example, one opening can be used for the ATM and the other for pushing through the product purchased. With pedestals combined, you can place your new coronavirus plastic shielding in no time.
See our range of coronavirus protecting perspex screens and shield your employees from the spread of Covid-19. When you place a purchase, it’s built and arranged for shipping within 24 hours. The normal delivery time is currently within 4-7 working days.