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Why are businesses installing protective sneeze screens?

The UK and the world are continuing to make changes to how we go about our everyday lives. Therefore, supermarkets, banks, and pharmacies alongside many other retail establishments are taking steps to keep their employees and customers safe. New social distancing measures are regularly coming into play. As a result, we are seeing huge demand for Protective Safety and Sneeze Screens to be installed across the country.

So why are businesses adding sneeze screens?

We are continuing to learn more about COVID-19 and how it spreads. As a result, the government is issuing national guidelines and best practices. Those of which are being implemented to help see us through this worldwide pandemic.

Most of you will be aware of the ‘Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives’ campaign. As a result, businesses are doing everything they can to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Covid-19 seems to spread mainly from person-to-person: 

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through droplets that an infected person who will produce after coughing or sneezing
  • People seem to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms. There have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby and potentially infect them.  

Considering the above, and with social distancing guidelines in place, employers are providing workplace safety screens to help limit the spreading of the virus. That’s why many businesses are investing in protective sneeze screens

For more information on screens and sizes please get in touch or visit our website

What is a Sneeze Screen?

A protective Sneeze Screen 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.

Companies are installing workplace protection screens or desktop divider screens at checkout points and customer service counters. These are helping to protect their customers and employees against the spread of COVID-19. 

Wrights Plastic Groups Sneeze Guards

Here at Wrights Plastics Group, we are offering our clients the support they need to protect themselves as well as their customers. After investing one million pounds and with a 47,000 square foot manufacturing plant we are safely and swiftly producing these potentially life-saving sneeze screens for our customers. From counter top sneeze screens, to screens for salons, we’ve got everything you need to get COVID-safe in your workplace.

Visit our ‘Back to Work Safely’ range to view more of our protective equipment for businesses. For more information please call 0800 772 3098 or email

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on 6 Reasons You Need To Buy Sneeze Screens For Your Business.

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