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Return to Work with Protective Screens

As the government have released their COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, businesses can prepare to get back to work and put in place some new measures to ensure their employees will be safe at work.

While Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that you should work from home if you can, for those that cannot need to work in a safe workplace environment.

If you are a business whose staff cannot work 2m apart, you must implement risk mitigations to ensure their safety while they work. If you do not, you could be fined.

We have prepared many businesses on their return to work when the lockdown was lifted before and ensured they have got back to work with the safety and well-being of their employees at the forefront of their decisions.

Protective screens are the solution to those in an office environment and we have several options catering for all office space designs to ensure employees feel safe and protected.

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Types of Protective Screens

Full Height Screens

These are PVC screens that have feet and can be ordered in a standard size of 2m X 2m as well as made in bespoke sizes too.

They are very versatile as the feet allow them to be sat next to each other neatly. Offices are using them for back-to-back desks as employees sit facing one another and at the side of individual desks. Schools are using them to separate classrooms so the children can work in small groups and individual bubbles.

The anti-microbial fabric panel is completely transparent and can be removed to clean while the metal frames are a wipeable aluminium that has a strong and sturdy frame.

These protective screens can be installed very easily without any professional help and with just two people.

Desk Mounted Screens with Feet

These desk mounted screens are manufactured from 5mm perspex and can be ordered in bespoke sizes to suit your desk size.

The feet on these protective desk screens can have high tack adhesive tape so they are very secure.

They therefore won’t fall over if any employees are walking past them or accidentally knock into them.

Folding Screens

These desk screens are available in 2 different heights: 400mm or 600mm high and a width of 1200mm.

They are available in 17 different colours to suit any office’s interior design.

With their folding capability, they are great for storage when they aren’t in use as they simply fold back neatly, not taking up a lot of space.

They also have an outstanding acoustic ability to suit employees who require a quieter work environment or those working from home.

The felt is anti-microbial, reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses so is highly durable. This assures long-term stability and is therefore appropriate to use during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Vinyl Push-On Screens

Providing more of a statement, these 26mm thick vinyl push on screens are a more permanent solution to the other variety of protective screens.

A very simple installation of these screens involves slotting them 24mm thick desktops without the need for any tools or fixing or causing any damage to the existing desks.

With 25 different colours to choose from, they are suitable for any colour scheme in an office interior design.

The antimicrobial and antifungal vinyl surface is wipeable so it is very easily to clean

Protective Felt Screens to Increase the Height of Existing Desk Screens

If your workplace has existing desk screens then you can extend the height of these with desk screen toppers. The increase in height will protect employees who sit at back-to-back desks, facing each other to prevent the spread of viruses travelling in the air.

These protective screens are 150mm high and are available to order in widths of 1000mm, 1200mm, 1400mm and 1600mm.

Full Height Protective Screens in Corridors

These 2m wide X 2m high protective screens are ideal for school and office corridors to promote one-way traffic so a 2m distance is maintained to follow the social distancing guidelines.

The full height screens are installed together in a row to create a barrier in the centre of the corridor so people can travel through the workplace or school safely.

Full Height Partition Screens for Communal Site Areas

These protective screens are designed for use in commercial environments to segregate areas in communal areas.

The top half is a clear perspex screen while the bottom half is MDF.

The foot design allows the screens to form modular pods with L-shapes and 3 sided boots.

They are available in 1220mm wide X 200mm high and easy to move to create different zones and layouts in the workplace.

They are easy to erect with no tools or fixings required and very easy to clean.

Counter and Reception Desk Protective Screens

For the retail sector with counters and offices and schools with reception desks, it’s important to reduce the risk of contamination through the projection of droplets for the safety of the person behind the counter is important.

Counter screens are simple yet very effective by providing a solution to prevent the spread of the virus therefor are ideal for any businesses that are open to the public.

The screens can also be supplied with a slot to pass documents, clothes or monies through the bottom of the screen.

Post-COVID Solutions

Many businesses see protective screens as a short term solution that will only last as long as COVID does, however, there are many attractive options that provide a longer-term solution.

These screens are particularly popular in restaurants and beauty salons with the plant and floral features to complement their existing interior design.

These screens are 1450mm high X 100mm wide X 500mm total depth, with a box depth of 120mm and are available in two options:

Option 1: 

One pane of transparent safety glass with a printed botanical graphic visible on either side. The graphic is available in 4 print options and 3 paint colours.

Option 2:

Inside a glass box will have faux florals with the option for lighting.

Logos can also be added to the base of these screens.

Other Workplaces

These protective screens are not just for use in offices or schools, they suit a variety of workplaces and different industries too.

The versatility of these screens allow them to be used for many scenarios and layouts, therefore, they provide a solution to protect your employees and community, keeping them safe from the spread of not just COVID-19, but other viruses too.

How to Enquire About Protective Screens

Email and we will get back to you with a price.

What we need to know is whether you have back to back/individual desks/hot-desking/desks in sets and the sizes of your desks to be able to provide you with a quote.

You can give us a call in the office too if you aren’t sure what you need and require some help with a solution 0333 600 1234

Other Ways to Protect Your Employees in the Workplace

To enquire about these other services, as well as the protective desk screens, enquire about them in your email to us, and one of our team will be able to provide you with a bespoke solution for your workplace.

Antimicrobial Coating

This virtually invisible coating can be applied to products in situ, in the office. It will reduce bacteria up to 99.9%, is effective against viruses, reduces cross-contamination and is easier to keep surfaces hygienically clean.

Get your office deep cleaned.

Until the end of May, all projects will come with a deep clean, taking advantage of the empty space, so employees can return back to a new, clean office environment without the worry of the spread of infection.

Foot Controlled Door Access

Opening a door with your foot eliminates the need to touch the door handle to the risk of the spread of infection is reduced.

Fix the rubber ring to the door handle and the pedal to the bottom of the door which takes less than 10 minutes to install.

Hand Sanitiser Stations

These stations can be placed at the entry of your office so that employees and visitors are prompted to clean their hands when they enter and exit your premises.

This will prevent the spread of infection around the office ensuring everyone’s health and safety is at the forefront of the actions you are taking.