What can be done to create a COVID-secure environment for essential workers?

Article date : Tue 03 November 2020

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England’s secondary lockdown has just started

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England’s secondary lockdown has just started. While everyone is stocking up on daily necessities, sweets and wine, for essential workers, it’s business as usual. 

Those that have to go to work, whether it’d be in supermarkets, warehouses, hospitals, schools and transports, are at higher risks of getting infected with the deadly virus. 

What can be done to create a COVID-secure environment for them?

Supermarkets

Ensuring that employees and shoppers are safe is paramount. Supermarkets offer essential services so do those who work in them. A slew of stores have already implemented different measures (see graph below), however, only half of UK supermarkets have a one way system in place. In addition, a shocking 44% do not offer any hand sanitizers to customers at all!  Making masks mandatory for everyone is the first step to covid-proofing your store. In addition, supermarkets have to carefully limit the amount of shoppers at any one time. This can be done with a ‘traffic light system’ like BlockDox’s that monitors and controls how many people are in a space. This solution proves to be a lot more cost-efficient than having staff on doors. 

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Schools

Boris Johnson has deemed children’s return to school a ‘moral duty’, putting further pressure on education facilities to quickly provide a COVID-secure environment for teachers, staff and students. Studies have shown that the virus spreads faster in poorly ventilated spaces. This means that all schools should ensure classrooms are well ventilated and old air is regularly replaced by new outside air throughout the day. Regular cleanings also need to be arranged to keep the premises virus-free. 

Blockdox, our solution can help you covid-safe your space while generating new revenue opportunities at the same time. Our innovative covid-19 solution helps you manage social distancing, target interventions, trigger preemptive alerts, support compliance, ventilate your space when needed and most importantly increases confidence among staff.

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Transport

The government’s main message is to stay at home. However, essential workers are simply unable to work from the comfort of their own home. They, therefore, need reassurance that their daily commute won’t put them at risk of catching COVID-19. It has been reported that the risk of getting infected with the virus is 19 times higher in enclosed spaces. Contaminated droplets become denser in confined areas, making the risk of infection more likely. In addition to making face covering mandatory on public transports, a good air ventilation system is therefore required to clear out the air. 

PassengerCount by Blockdox, our solution can help you covid-safe your space while generating new revenue opportunities at the same time. Our innovative covid-19 solution helps you manage social distancing, target interventions, trigger preemptive alerts, support compliance, ventilate your space when needed and most importantly increases confidence among staff.

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