We’re all working hard to stop the spread of Covid-19 and to flatten the curve. Physical distancing is one key strategy to help us all stay safe. Whether you have a shop, an office, or both, you’ll want to have instructions for staff and visitors to stay at least two metres apart.
Signs and stickers are an excellent way of helping to remind people of the requirement to keep a safe distance from each other. They provide clear visual reminders to people, and more importantly help provide clarity regarding safe distances, particularly in enclosed areas such as shops and factories.
No matter your situation or environment, from businesses and manufacturing to shopping and offices, it’s vital for organisations to have a strategy for how they can implement sufficient social distancing, and that they have sourced materials to help facilitate this. From social distancing floor stickers to awareness signs, to hazard tape and directional flow arrows, there are a range of solutions that can be used. Keep reading to find out our top tips for ensuring you source the right products to suit your needs and environment.
When developing your strategy, you need to be aware of who your audience will be, and how large it is. For example, it’s likely that far fewer signs and labels will be needed for an office in which most people are able to work from home, compared to a public shop, or manufacturing facility. Prioritise using stickers in areas where people are most likely to pass through or be in, such as kitchens, reception areas, and hallways near exits, entrances and toilets etc.
You could put stickers and signs in other locations, but there’s a risk of increased frequency causing them to become less-noticeable and just part of ‘background noise’ for people. Try changing designs or using different colours to help ensure people stay alert to the reminders. However, you shouldn’t compromise on essential placements – if people could benefit, then use signs and stickers!
In a shop, use stickers, signs and labels to help ensure awareness of your policies and practices. This prevents confusion and helps keep your staff safer, reducing instances of non-compliance. So that customers feel safe shopping at your store, you should also use stickers to help guide them throughout the store and maintain their distance from other shoppers.
Factories can vary a lot, so it’s important to look carefully at how people work, the routes they take, and how much interaction with others has to take place. People are so much more aware of social distancing and having signs, stickers, and labels make them feel safe in the environment they’re in. Talk to us about how we can help you.