On March 22nd, the South African president announced an unprecedented shutdown of all non-essential shops for a minimum of three weeks in order to encourage a wider uptake of social distancing. Despite the restrictions, people will still need to visit shops and businesses are looking at a range of methods to protect their customers and staff behind cash registers.
Supermarkets have implemented measures such as queuing management and adjusted opening hours to allow people to buy essentials while also meeting social distancing requirements. But for independent small businesses and those with minimal floor space, many of these changes are not as easy to implement.
In these cases, a simple method of minimising personal contact is to install Checkout Protection Screens, a protective barrier between the workers and customers that will protect against unnecessary contact and airborne particles.