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The Importance of Sneeze Screens for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus

Wondering whether your business needs a sneeze guard? As we slowly come out of lockdown more people are heading back into the workplace. Together, we are preparing for the ‘new’ way of working. And despite Boris Johnson recently reducing social distancing measures to 1 metre-plus, the safety of employees and customers is still a top priority for all businesses across the country. 

Especially when it comes to cleaning, hygiene and protective measures, which need to be carefully planned and in place ready for when employees and customers return. 

Sneeze Screens are also known as Protective Screens or sneeze guards. They are a way to not only protect your employees and customers, but to also future-proof your business. They are a physical barrier between staff and customers, which helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs. 

 

What is a Sneeze Screen?

A Sneeze Screen (sneeze guard) is an acrylic, PETG, Polycarbonate or Styrene screen designed as a barrier to protect against bacteria and germs exposed from coughs, sneezes, and other fluid expectoration.

 

Does your business need a sneeze guard?

Sneeze screens offer valuable protection for workers and customers alike. Acrylic sneeze guards in particular, are virtually unbreakable, scratch resistant and built for longevity which makes them a great investment. And as aforementioned, will future-proof your business, as there is no indication of when things will return to normal. 

Having a protective barrier is also useful in terms of security by deterring potential threats and simultaneously making your staff feel safer. 

During these strange and unforeseen times, it’s positive to see so many businesses taking action and putting the safety of their employees and customers first. To that end, businesses committing time and money to protect those around them from infection should be lauded for their efforts.

 

How do Sneeze Guards protect us?

A Sneeze Screen creates a barrier to prevent germs from passing from person to person via sneezing and coughing. Alongside Coronavirus, many common illnesses such as a cold and dangerous flu and viruses are spread through coughing and sneezing. That is why it’s more important than ever to recognise this simple solution to limit the exposure to fluid expectoration and consequently, the spread of viral disease.

 

Where can you buy Sneeze Screens for your business?

At Wrights Plastics Group we have reallocated our manufacturing capacity to ensure a fast and easy process for our customers. We make all our screens onsite, which enables quick lead times and more importantly, quality control. Not only that, we manufacture guards to custom sizes and shape specifications. 

Included in our Protective Safety and Sneeze Screens range are freestanding and fixed sneeze screens, which can easily be manufactured to include openings of any size to meet the needs of the business.  

 

What is the ideal size of a sneeze screen? Generally speaking, a sneeze guard should be measured for the average customer, which is between 1.5 and 1.8 metres tall. Of course, the height is dependent on where the screen will be fitted, for example supermarket checkouts feature a raised surface.

And what about material? Our office screens are made from PETG, Polycarbonate or Styrene to offer a light, effective and economically friendly option. 

Fortunately, in a world of social distancing, there is a solution to help us return to our day-to-day lives and feel safe whilst doing so. 

 

Why choose Wrights GPX for your protective equipment?

We make custom sneeze guards that offer the following: 

  • Clear virus-barrier safety screen
  • Solid, heavy-duty transparent screen to limit spread of airborne pollutants
  • Pass-through window
  • Uninterrupted sightlines
  • Customisable sizes to fit all desks, countertops, workstations and tables
  • Easy to clean

 

For more information call 0121 580 3080 or email  sales@wrightsplastics.co.uk today. 

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