Protective Perspex® acrylic screens for key workers

 
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24/03/2020

Protective Perspex® acrylic screens for key workers

Following the unprecedented demand for Covid-19 protective screening for key workers, Perspex Distribution remains open, and we are working hard with our multiple manufacturing partners to increase supply of suitable clear plastics including Perspex® acrylic, Polycarbonate, PetG and PVC.

Please continue to contact us to discuss your sheet requirements or if you are looking for manufactured screens, we are happy to recommend fabricators local to you.

As reported in various newspapers today, many supermarkets including Morrisons are taking steps to protect worked and customers from the Covid-19 outbreak.

See the Metro newspaper for their full report: https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/23/morrisons-put-perspex-screens-protect-staff-coronavirus-12443505/

Morrisons has installed Perspex® acrylic screens at its supermarkets to protect checkout workers from the Covid-19 outbreak.

The measure has been introduced at stores across the country as customers continue to clear shelves amid the pandemic.

Morrisons tweeted: ‘We’re installing new protective screens at all our store checkouts this week, to help keep our customers and our colleagues safe.

‘Morrisons – Feeding the Nation #ItsMoreThanOurJob.’

Morrisons Chief Executive David Potts added: ‘We want to do our bit to help customers and colleagues from being affected and to help everyone observe social distancing at our checkouts.

‘This will help us to continue to play our full part in feeding the nation – it’s more than our job”

The protective screens are one and a half metres wide and nearly one metre high.

The clear screens will feature messages to explain the social distancing measure and direct customers to small waist-height windows for transactions.

The screens will be installed at Morrison stores across the country (Picture: PA)

Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw welcomed the introduction of perspex screens at Morrisons stores.

General secretary Paddy Lillis said: ‘We are calling on retailers to continue to improve their stores and procedures to help protect staff.

‘We also call on customers to stay calm, respect shopworkers and practice the necessary hygiene measures to help limit the spread of the virus.

‘We all have to work together to get through this crisis.’