As everybody is acutely aware, we live in unprecedented times as everyone has had to adapt with living and working alongside the Covid-19 pandemic. Every aspect of our daily life has been affected and, of course, nowhere is this more acute than in the workplace.

Every business has a responsibility to their both their staff and their customers with regards to doing their utmost to ensure safety within their premises. A large part of meeting that responsibility is in providing clear and concise instruction and information with regards to work practices and protocols – and effective social distancing signage is key to achieving that!

Here are some important examples of the type of social distancing signage that can be deployed in implementing strict safety measures for both employees and the general public and helping reduce the impact of Covid-19 in the workplace:

Floor Stickers

Self-adhesive floor stickers are ideal in providing information and a great aid in helping to implement social distancing measures by assisting in the forming of orderly queues in both private and public spaces – a vital component in Covid-19 safety. These highly visible floor graphics are easy and quick to install and extremely cost effective


Printed posters are a simple but highly effective tool to inform and assist staff and general public. They can be displayed on walls, doors and windows – internal and external – and are also suitable to be displayed in an A frame or pavement display for extra visibility. Posters can be custom designed and printed and are available in a wide range of sizes.

Strut cards

These cards can be used to display any relevant information from health and safety instruction to temporary or amended business opening times.


Free standing screens can act as an effective barrier between workstations, desks and counters, ensuring extra protection from airborne germs and infection. Businesses can also take advantage of portable, roller banners which can function as temporary screens or barriers and be deployed in different areas, as and when required.

Bollard Covers

These covers can be utilised on bollards standing outside building entrances and roadsides, displaying information on hygiene protocols and marking safe queuing distances for those entering the premises.

Typical Usage

Whilst every business needs to be aware of the importance of implementing the correct measures for Covid-19 signs, there are some specific business environments where it is more important. Examples of these businesses are:

  • Supermarkets
  • All Retail Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitality Outlets – Restaurants, Pubs, Bars
  • Food Takeaways
  • Construction and Manufacturing Sites
  • Educational Establishments – Schools, Universities, Colleges
  • Children’s Nurseries
  • Office-Based Businesses

Whether it is an office-based business, a school, or retail business reopening, this social distancing signage can help implement distancing and hygiene measures and create a safer work environment for employees and customers alike.


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