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Safe Distancing in your Workspace – The Checklist

The government has issued guidance on the social distancing measures that need to be implemented in working environments so staff can return to work safely.

For those tasked with making their offices and work areas safe, this can be quite a daunting item on the agenda, with the concern of people flow management, building navigation and on-site facilities to plan and implement effectively.

To help make things a little easier, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive checklist to create your own personal suite of social distancing signage and graphics specific to your workspace that can be implemented quickly and easily into any business environment…

Outside the building

  • External spatial awareness

  • Wayfinding and standalone poster/stanchion guidance information

  • Spatial awareness queuing systems

  • Exterior grade anti-slip floor/street vinyls

On entrance to the office

  • Sanitising stations

  • No entry & entry only guidance

  • Floor graphics (anti-slip) providing safe distancing reminders

  • Directional floor arrows in and out of the building and routes throughout offices

  • Information and enforcement signs

  • Wayfinding & stanchion signs

Navigating the office

  • Floor distancing guidelines

  • Lift door stickers indicating max number of people at any one time

  • Inside lift footprint standing position guidance

  • Escalator footprints

  • One-way flow systems

  • Hanging signs

  • Wall or window directional & guidance stickers

  • Decorative and creative area dividers

  • Optically clear screens so as not to spoil the look and feel of surrounding decor

Around the office

  • Temporary protective screens and partitions

  • Acrylic screens & partitions, frosted or with graphics for modesty and privacy

  • Anti-slip/no residue floor vinyl

  • Standalone informational strut cards or banner stands

On desks and countertops

  • Reception desk optically clear protective screens with pass access windows

  • Ergonomic in-house design of optically clear desk top screens for face-to-face desk situations

  • Desktop partitioning

  • Sanitiser, gloves and mask stations


  • Kitchen & breakout safety & hygiene

  • Hand washing reminders

  • How to thoroughly wash hands guidance posters

  • Hand washing guidance before touching anything in the kitchen

  • Hand washing guidance before leaving toilet areas

  • Only one person in kitchen at any one time

  • Only one person in toilet area at any one time

  • Sink closures to maintain distance

  • Urinal closures to maintain distance

On exiting office

  • Clear direction to the exit door and exit route from all areas


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