Glass pods have been installed at some facilities around the UK in a bid to ensure residents can continue to see friends and family face-to-face as the second coronavirus lockdown continues. They create a safe barrier so that close contact is possible when there are less than six feet for social distancing. Plastic sneeze guards are plastic barriers that are installed to help protect workers and guests alike. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. This is just a sampling of how different industries and businesses can use our clear plastic sheets to help promote safer working environments for employees and customers alike. Residents at The Domenico Sartor care home in Castelfranco, Veneto, have created a special anti-contagion curtain that enables people to cuddle their loved ones without the risk of contracting coronavirus. A care home in Italy has developed an innovative approach to social distancing during the Covid pandemic. You simply spray them down with an approved disinfect and wipe them off. As retail stores reopen, installing plastic sneeze guards around cashiers is necessary. Called the “Hug Room” or “stanza degli abbracci,” a soft, transparent plastic curtain, which resembles a thick shower curtain, separates care home residents from their family and friends. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. 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They can also be hung on open “triage-like” exam rooms, where each room might have three sides, and then a curtain is drawn on the open end. Our products keep you warm, dry and protect your outdoor spaces from the elements. While we still sell our popular line of vinyl patio enclosures, we have also expanded our operations to offer clear plastic sheets that can be used to create barriers. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. They can also be used for takeout counters and fast-food restaurants to limit contact with customers. Suddenly, there was a need to implement steps to help keep essential workers safer, while still allowing people to buy groceries, visit the pharmacy, and take care of other essential needs. Visitors to the care home are required to undergo strict health and safety protocols before being allowed to make physical contact with residents. They also installed them around their photo counters, cosmetic counters, and cashier lanes. These clear partitions are not new. They have been around for quite some time. In these healthcare offices, the plastic barriers can be used to protect receptionists from patients checking in for appointments. Limiting capacities on the number of people allowed in businesses at one time. These clear partitions are not new. In addition, many stores have implemented “one-way” shopping to ensure customer traffic flows in one direction down aisles. “After weeks of video calls, it seemed like a mirage. You can instruct them to place your delivery on the porch where you can retrieve it after they have moved more than six feet away. The plastic drape roll is mounted in a convenient and easily accessible place in the ED, and the predetermined length of the drape to be cut off is marked by a line on the floor (Fig. Protective barriers can be placed between patient check-in areas and healthcare workers. We would be happy to discuss your clear partition needs and help create custom protective sneeze barriers to fit your specific needs. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? For example, on buses, our vinyl plastic clear partitions were hung from the ceiling and go to the floor to create a barrier between the bus driver and people getting onto or off the bus. by Wilike. The vinyl coating on these panels withstands oil. For buffet-style restaurants that already had sneeze guards over food, the need to add another protective layer between food and guests is vital. A care home in Italy has developed an innovative approach to social distancing during the Covid pandemic. This type of clear barrier can be set up in the home or business in doorways, or custom protective sneeze barriers can be created that provide a barrier on two, three, or four sides. They have been around for quite some time. Buffets must also alter how guests go through the line to get food, where an employee puts the food on the plate while being protected behind the barrier and, at the end of the line, slides it under another barrier that has an opening at the bottom. Staff at the facility say that physical contact with loved ones has a profound impact on residents’ mental and emotional well-being. Nicola Richards, director of Palms Row Health Care, which runs two such homes in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said the company had spent £20,000 installing the booths which are furnished with sofas and flowers. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The booths vary from home to home but typically allow visitors to sit inside the home while remaining entirely separated from vulnerable loved ones by glass or Perspex. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Cut with scissors to create custom curtains — they have grommets and are ready to hang. She said: “As we feel Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon we made the decision to invest in a long-term solution for safe visiting.”, (Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images).