Protecting staff and customers with social distancing partitions
It’s clear that pharmacies must be particularly careful of COVID-19 due to the high numbers of both unwell and vulnerable people who use pharmacies on a daily basis. For this reason, maintaining social distancing between customers and staff is the only way to ensure high standards of safety and security within the premises.
The best way to protect staff and patrons of pharmacies is to install COVID screens and to ensure all staff are equipped with sufficient PPE at all times, which ideally means masks and gloves. Hand sanitising stations at the entrance to the pharmacy will also encourage customers both to wash their hands before entering the shop, as well as serving as a reminder to consider the current pandemic and be mindful of others.
Social distancing partitions can be used in pharmacies to protect staff working behind the counter and to help customers to distance within the shop. These are particularly needed in small pharmacies where space is at a premium and social distancing is naturally more difficult.