For Melbourne businesses, the last few months have been extremely difficult, as the government acted to slow the spread of the Coronavirus by restricting the ability of many businesses to open and operate. Whilst the threat of COVID-19 is still very real, in the not too distant future most businesses will be permitted and encouraged to reopen. Whenever this happens business owners and managers will have to take responsibility for ensuring social distancing and proper hygiene procedures are adhered to within their workplaces. Since 1976 Ausign has been providing Melbourne businesses with expert signage solutions. Let’s take a look at the social distancing signage options that can help your staff and customers to adhere to government regulations and ensure your business operates safely.
Social Distancing Stickers and Decals
While most of the population are very familiar with staying 1.5m away from other people, it’s still important to promote the social distancing messaging everywhere. Stickers and decals are any easy and cost-effective way to do this. Popular stickers and decals may include:
- Window graphics that denotes customers expected behaviours before they enter your business premises.
- Floor stickers that direct foot traffic. Reduce traffic in hallways, corridors or aisles with anti-slip floor graphics which map out a one-way system around your floor space. This will reduce the number of interactions and help keep people spaced at appropriate distances. Hard-wearing vinyl floor graphics can also be used outside your establishment.
- Hand washing procedure signs are great for bathrooms, kitchens and other shared facilities. These provide a constant reminder of strict hygiene procedures for all to follow.
- Sanitisation signage. If you want to ask all patrons to sanitise their hands when entering and leaving your premises, strategically positioned sanitisation stations with your branding and messaging will ensure everyone understands the required actions.
Protective Screens and Shields
A perfect solution to infection control in any workplace or public area. Whether installed on a counter in front of a cash register or between work stations in a busy office, sneeze and cough shields allow for social interaction with the protection of an acrylic screen between people. These clear screens can be custom made to any size and can also display branding or social distancing messaging.
Banners and A-Frames
Businesses that have been able to continue operating even through lockdown may have changed their service offering or operational hours to accommodate government rules and regulations. It’s also highly likely that as other non-essential businesses start to reopen, they will be operating in a similar way. Using signage such as eye-catching pop up banners and A-frames can help to inform passing customers that you are open and explain your service offerings from a safe distance.
Breeze Barriers and Queue Management
If you need to manage the amount of traffic trying to enter your business premises, breeze barriers can clearly define where people can safely stand and wait whilst queuing for entry. Such barriers can be branded or used to share important information on social distancing.
Depending on your business, any or all of these products could be used to keep patrons space appropriately and provide information that shows you are open and following the guidelines to keep everyone as safe and as protected as possible. If you want to prepare your business for reopening, or if your business is currently operational and you would like impactful signage to advise customers that you are open and operating safely, we are here to help. For more information on our social distancing signage options, get in touch with our team today on (03) 9419 0970 or contact us online to discuss your requirements.