As lockdown restrictions eases , face to face contact will increase as we will be visiting supermarkets , shops, libraries, offices, cafes and other outlets with greater frequency. Staff and customers will want to feel safe and protected yet will still want to retain levels of communication when we are at work or in the shops.
It is for this reason why Acrylic and Perspex screens are so effective when making environments Covid-19 secure. Acrylic is lighter than glass, yet is still completely clear, so customers and staff will be able to make eye contact and (hopefully) smile during these uncertain times - even if wearing a facemask. The Future Freestanding Desk and counter Sneeze Screen is designed to encourage peace of mind in front of house establishments and work spaces.
Another great feature about acrylic and Perspex screens is that they can be supplied with an aperture or hole at the base which means you can pass documents, card machines, paperwork and files through.
We can also offer these types of screens in tempered safety glass, which is similar to acrylic but it is more scratch resistant and feels a little more solid and dependable, ideal for high end designer outlets or restaurants. The Conrad glass counter top
protection screen for example features a strong aluminium frame and comes at a recommended infection control height of 850mm with a 200mm gap at the base for contactless payments and paperwork.
Acrylic or Perspex counter top screens are very easy to clean maintain with suitable cleaning solutions so are often described as ‘antibacterial’ as they reduce the spread of germs or harmful bacteria simply because acrylic is easy to wipe and clean compared to fabric weave or upholstery. Anti bacterial screens often feature in environments such as doctor surgeries, hospitals, dentists and public spaces for this reason.
In addition to our counter protection screens, we supply antibacterial desk protection screens for individual desks or open plan areas. It is not always physically possible to maintain two-metre social distancing, so our desk mounted protection screens complement our counter protection screens which in turn offers peace of mind for people as they return to the workplace.
Don't forget that screen manifestations or graphics can be added to these types of screens as a way of introducing branding or providing information. You can find out more about screen manifestations and branding here