The COVID-19 outbreak has shaken the world. With no known?cureAvailable, the only way to keep ourselves from catching the virus is to maintain our distance and stay away from?other people. All the major countries of the world are now?starting?to easecountry-wide lockdowns and are encouraging?people?to leavetheir homesin order to get the economy going again. Public places have opened their doors.
Dine-in isAllowed in restaurants?(within strict safety guidelines)And beauty salons and hairdressers have finally returned. While this is great for the economy, it leaves the hard question of how to?keep people from coming in close proximity to each other. We know that the only way to protect ourselves from the much-despised COVID-19 is to maintain?social distancing.?
However, before that can be done,?businesses?need to have proper SOPs in place and need to be vigilant to ensure that they?re being followed. What the authorities fear is that when businesses?open, people will start flooding in, and it?ll?becomechallenging to?make people follow the ?1?metreApart??protocol. ?
But as the saying goes necessity is the mother of invention. There has been a recent development that has made it possible to“help?people maintain a distance of 1?metre?between them,even in public places we re talking about?distancing tapes.?
What are distancing tapes?
Distancing tapes are special tapes that have been designed keeping in mind the social distancing protocols that have been imposed during the pandemic. These are tapes with specialised text or an eye-catching design that are used to make floor markings to tell people where they?re supposed to sit or stand in public.?
They?re being used by businesses, big and small, to define walking routes and waiting areas. They?re colouredAnd clear. Some people choose to use plain distancing tapes while others opt?for?custom printed tape?with concise text.?
The chances that the next time you go to get yourself a burger from McDonald’s, you?ll be made to stand at a spot marked by a distancing tape on the floor, instead of the usual just behind the other person in the line. You won’t be asked?to maintain physical distance, but you?ll be shown“how to do it.?
Uses of distancing tape?
You?ll be surprised to see how this new type of floor marking has found such widespread use around the world. It is being used by restaurants and shopping malls to define spots for people to stand while they?re waiting for their turns. They?re also being used in public places to mark the spaces where people should sit. You?ll also come across this tape in cafeterias in offices and food courts in malls on dining tables to indicate where a person should sit with their food. In short, every place where people are supposed to practice social distancing,?distancing tape is being used to visualise the idea and help people follow social distancing protocols.?
Benefits of using distancing tape?
If not distancing tape, then what” Would you hire an individual solely for the purpose of telling everyone who walks through the door to keep a distance of at least?1?metre Will?you?be okay with constantly?reminding people that they?re standing too close?to each other” Constant human intervention will only create frustration among the general public. The use of distancing tape is a great way to spread your?message without actually being vocal. Let’s have a look at some of the major benefits of using distancing tape.?
Distancing tape?offers“high visibility. The chances that someone fails to see these?markingsAre extremely slim. If you’re opting for?custom?printed labels, the visibility will be even higher.?
If you think you?ll have to replace the distancing tape markings every few days, you’re highly mistaken. The best thing about these tapes is that they?re long-lasting and highly resistant to abrasion from foot traffic. So,?whether it’s a restaurant or the airport, you don’t have to worry about them coming off or fading away!?
Distancing tapes are very versatile and can be used on any surface. They have a high?level of adhesion and will hold on tightly to any surface they?re applied on, be it tiles, marble, or wood.?
There is no special application method when it comes to distancing tapes. You don’t need to hire any skilled laborer“for it. All you’ve got?to do is get distancing tape rolls, unwindthem,‘stick?them?on the floor in straight lines, and you’re done!?
It won’t be wrong to say that?distancing tapeis?the need of the time. The health authorities around the world have made it pretty clear that maintaining physical distance is the only way to protect yourself. While we still don’t know for sure how long COVID-19 can stay airborne or how far it can travel when an affected person coughs or sneezes, it is best to maintain the recommended distance of 1?metre.?
Only if this basic COVID-19 safety protocol is followed will the governments be more confident in allowing businesses, both essential and non-essential, to operate like they?used to pre-COVID-19. None of us like our countries?the?way they?ve been for the past few months. Things won’t stay the same forever. All we need isA strict and vigilant system to ensure that all safety protocols are being followed and a lot of cooperation from everyone. We re in this together, and we ll find our way out of it together!?