Retail solutions for COVID-19: Protective screens

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives. During times like these and with the implementation of the 21-day National lockdown, where social distancing is an absolute must, how can retailers remaining open ensure their customers and employees remain protected?

This three-part series will address products that retailers can invest in to promote social distancing within their stores.

First, it is important to understand how COVID-19 is spread, therefore, requiring the implementation of these products in stores. The Coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets between people. When a person coughs or sneezes and does not cover their nose and mouth, all those within a 2-meter radius can be hit by those droplets without realising it. If these droplets are then transferred to a person’s eyes, mouth or nose, they can become infected. Droplets on a surface that is then touched by a person can also cause infection. It is for this reason customers in retail spaces must keep a distance of at least 2 meters. It is also important for both retailers and customers to remember that it can take up to two weeks for someone to present symptoms of the virus.

To ensure the safety of those working behind the counter Powerhouse can create COVID-19 Retail Protective Screens that are placed between retailers and customers in order to prevent contact, therefore, reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

The benefits of these protective screens are:

  1. Cough and sneeze proof

  2. Protects retail workers respiratory droplets from the other side

  3. Protects customers from respiratory droplets from workers

  4. Limits physical contact between retail worker and customer

  5. Promotes social distancing

  6. Can be easily disinfected and cleaned

  7. Information printed on screens can inform customers of social distancing measures as well as other important information

  8. Provides marketing opportunity as logos can be printed on the screens

Due to the fact that during the South African National lockdown, retailers will still be open and fully functioning, it is critical to put all possible measures in place to protect both retail workers and customers.

To aid in the fight against the spread of the virus, Powerhouse has created mobile testing stations and booths. To ensure the safety of both the health worker and the testee, the testing booth is created using a large protective screen to cover the entire body of the health worker. This protective screen is the front part of a kind of box which allows healthcare workers to be protected from all angles.  Two holes are created in the protective screen to allow the health worker to carry out the necessary COVID-19 test with minimal contact between the two people. The benefits of this mobile testing booth include:

  1. Cough and sneeze proof

  2. Protects healthcare workers respiratory droplets from the other side

  3. Protects testees from respiratory droplets from healthcare workers

  4. Limits physical contact

  5. Promotes social distancing

  6. Can be easily disinfected and cleaned

  7. Can be transported easily to different testing locations

  8. Allows COVID-19 tests to be carried out safely

During this pandemic, Powerhouse is also able to source products such as surgical gowns, surgical coats, surgical shoes, various face masks and gloves in order to provide our healthcare workers with the necessary protection against the disease.

Powerhouse is fully committed to aid in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus and do our part to help flatten the curve.

This article is the first part of a three-part series; the second part is focused on COVID-19 Floor Decals.

To our clients, we are here for you, and more importantly, without you, we would not be here.

Stay safe throughout this lockdown and remember we are all in this together.

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