Coronavirus and plastic protective screens: all you need to know

You can see it in nearly every supermarket at the moment: transparent perspex screens that is suspended from the ceiling to create a partition between customers and cashiers. Why are sneeze screens so effective against the spread of coronavirus and for what situations are these plastic protective cough screens most applicable? In this blog, we explain the various types of counter screens and how they can be used.

Plastic shielding at the checkout

With Covid-19 spreading rapidly, it’s now more important than it’s ever been for companies to ensure that the workplace is as safe and hygienic as possible, both for employees and for members of the public. The government advice is to stay 2 metres apart is proving quite difficult in practice. Prime examples of this are at supermarket checkouts, collection points, pharmacies, bakeries and greengrocers, where people are constantly going in and out. To prevent the spread of the disease, we have developed various types of plastic protective screens manufactured from transparent acrylic sheet, sometimes known as Plexiglass, polymethyl methacrylate and Perspex.

Transparent counter screen shield grocery store

Transparent hanging screen

Why does acrylic sheet protect against coronavirus?

As you probably know already, the coronavirus is spread mainly through droplets in the air from sneezes and coughs. A sneeze screen positioned in front of a cash register or counter acts as a barrier to these airborne droplets and protects cashiers, pharmacists and receptionists, amongst others. These shop counter screens help to separate uninfected people from those who may already have the disease. Our standing transparent counter screens are designed with a cutout at the base so that pharmacists and other retailers can pass through a prescription or purchased product, for example.

Counter screen shield cash desk
Counter screen pharmacy

Types of plastic protective screens

In our range, we offer three types of cough screen, also referred to in the market as plastic cash register screen, perspex counter screen, sneeze screen counter, plastic screen for a cash register or perspex Covid-19 screen. We offer two standing variants in different sizes. The smaller counter or counter screen has one cutout and measures 60 cm wide x 80 cm high, so it’s ideal for shops with a small counter and with only one cash register. The larger sneeze screen with two cutouts is useful in areas with a larger counter area. For example, one slot can be used for the ATM and the other for pushing through the product purchased. With pedestals included, you can install your new coronavirus plastic shielding in no time.

We also offer a hanging perspex screen for checkouts, particularly useful for supermarkets and other locations that don’t have room to stand a sneeze screen on the counter. It’s easy to hang these plastic screens from the ceiling using the two suspension holes. If a hanging perspex screen is not quite what you’re looking for to proof your shop or workspace, we offer an extensive range of other perspex screens, such as our standing perspex screensperspex desk shields and perspex catering screens.

Buy plastic covid screens

Discover our range of coronavirus protective perspex screens and protect your employees against the spread of Covid-19. When you place an order, it’s produced and prepared for shipping within 24 hours. The expected delivery time is currently between 4-7 working days.

Tip: For the latest delivery information, please see our Coronavirus information page.

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