Glass company turns its hand to COVID-19 sneeze guards
Yorkshire manufacturer Glassolutions has launched a free-standing COVID-19 desk-top glass sneeze guard, ideal for social distancing in offices.
The Elland-based glass company usually distributes glass for the building industry, including windows, balustrades, partitions, shower screens, splashbacks and mirrors. It has developed the Easy Sneeze Guard as a solution to screen adjacent desks in open-plan offices, to help prevent the spread of germs and infection, and protect staff as they return to work. The Easy Sneeze Guard is made from strong, hygienic and easy to clean laminated glass – a more upmarket solution than plastic alternatives.
The easy-to-fit sneeze guards are available in three standard sizes: 1000mm, 1100mm and 1500mm wide, with a height of 800mm, and come with two clamps for safe and sturdy positioning on office and reception desks. There is no requirement to screw into the desk so preventing permanent damage. Prices start from £127.77 plus VAT and delivery.
Lisa Dunn from Glassolutions, which is part of the international Saint-Gobain Group said: “As the Government starts to relax the lockdown rules, businesses are planning how they can safely return to work. According to the World Health Organisation, Coronavirus mainly spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. A sneeze guard serves as a simple yet highly effective physical barrier between staff or customers reducing exposure to potential infection.
“Glass sneeze guards are particularly effective and practical as they are easy to clean and disinfect, scratch resistant, and durable – and look far more stylish than plastic alternatives in today’s modern office spaces.
“This is a solution that can play a small part in helping kick-start the economy, providing protection while people get on with their work.”