Over the past few weeks, social distancing has become the norm for people all over the world. The term social distancing refers to the measures put in place by public health officials to help stop or slow down the spread of highly contagious diseases. This allows the healthcare system to become more prepared and care for critical patients without the constant overwhelm of new infections.
For the public, this means keeping your distance — usually six feet — from those around, especially when out and about. Social distancing does not only apply to more significant, once-off/yearly gathering, it also applies to everyday gatherings. From visiting a shopping mall and grocery store to visiting a bank or a beach (to name a few places), the public has to practice social distancing in every aspect of their lives.
For many businesses, this has meant adjusting their operations, implementing a work-from-home policy, and, in some unfortunate cases, closing their doors until further notice. Retailers that provide the public with essentials (grocery stores, pharmacies and banks, to name a few) have needed to adjust while keeping their doors open to the public. With retail stores being visited by hundreds of people daily, it has become essential that measures are put in place to ensure in-store customers keep their distance from each other. To protect both staff and customers, retailers have placed hand sanitizer at entry and exit points, limiting the number of customers entering the store and using social distancing stickers.
Social Distancing Stickers For Business
If your business is being frequented by numerous customers every day, you must enforce social distancing. One measure that has seen plenty of success and has been implemented throughout the world is social distancing stickers. Originating in grocery stores, and quickly spreading to other stores that have large numbers of people queuing, social distancing stickers have become a common and popular way to enforce this new norm. These stickers guide customers to keep their distance from each other without the assistance of additional in-store staff.
The social distancing stickers — the most popular being brightly coloured and around 12-inch circles — are placed on the floor six feet apart. This is done explicitly in areas where customers queue like at tellers and outside store as people are gathered in close proximity. The social distancing stickers visually inform customers visiting retailers exactly where to stand when queuing to both practice social distancing and decrease their rest of infection.
A Quick & Easy Fix
Social distancing stickers have become as popular as they are because it is quick and easy for retailers to implement. Taking a few days to design, print and deliver, social distancing stickers are easy to apply, durable can be ordered in bulk and can be placed both indoors and outdoors. These stickers are an effective way to protect your staff and customers from any infectious disease.
Over this time of uncertainty, businesses need to show solidarity with its customers by playing its part in flattening the curve. The sooner social distancing measures are introduced for your brand, the slower infection rates will be.