How do social distancing screens protect us against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is mainly spread from person to person through small droplets that come from the nose or mouth. When a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales, these droplets land on objects and surfaces. When other people make contact with these droplets and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth, they too can become infected with the virus.
A social distancing screen placed in front of a counter or between desks act as a barrier to these droplets and protect those behind it. Therefore, the risk of contracting COVID-19 when positioned safely behind a social distancing barrier is greatly reduced.
To eliminate risk further, social distancing barriers must be sanitised on a regular basis, eliminating any droplets that may be present.