10 simple steps to choose your COVID-19 Signage essentials:

With restrictions gradually easing, day-to-day life is returning to normal and more businesses are preparing to or have re-opened, we look at government guidelines, risk assessments and essentials to create an optimistic environment for staff and customers.

To help you out in choosing your Covid-19 signage, we’ve outlined ten simple steps to keep in mind.

Health and Safety signage has become very important; you don’t want to create a scare, but you do need to highlight the importance of social distancing and promote a safe environment.

1. First Impressions

First impressions count and signage can help you achieve a great impression.

You need to decide the key message you want to communicate to people walking/driving past or entering your premises.

First impressions have the ability to make or break a business, and a positive experience can create long-lasting business relationships. Therefore, you want to make sure your signs are still welcoming into the premises. Take a look at our Covid-19 Signage essentials recommendations.

2. What to Remember

While the messages are important, the colour palettes and typography of some signage can make a space feel harsh, ambiguous and sometimes unwelcoming.

Shifting the design and tone of voice to something friendlier and more human can help to instil a sense of community and common purpose.

Instead of alarming messaging such as “Put on a mask!” try signage that illustrates how new behaviours might benefit the collective, such as “Let’s wear masks.”

Remember you are ensuring people’s safety not trying to intimidate them.

3. Where Will Make the Most Impact

The next thing to think about is the positioning of these signage solutions; where will they be more impactful?  You don’t want to overload the building, but you want everybody to remember the circumstances and adhere to the guidelines. You need to identify the areas in the business that signage will be seen the most which would be a clear indication on whether it is internal or external signage needed.

Make sure to utilise all the space you have.

[Example] Tesco have used floor graphics in their car parks so that everybody maintains a 2m distance when queuing outside and when are shopping. Hand sanitiser dispensers are being placed around the store for everybody to use throughout their shopping experience. They are also using protective screens at their checkouts. Supermarkets across the country are using the space they have to make sure both customers and employees can continue safely.

4. Encouraging Social Distancing

Using the right signage and social distancing graphics act as visual reminders throughout your business. Banners, floor graphics and safety barriers can all help to utilise space and encourage the right behaviours. Many businesses already have these measures in place, but it isn’t too late for you to do the same.

Whether you’re preparing your business to reopen or as part of your continuous improvements, there’re a variety of social distancing signage essentials you can get.

Our team can help with the design, manufacturing and installation, which can take the pressure off you.

5. Protect Your Staff & Customers

The main focus for these signs is to keep all your staff and customers safe whilst still being able to perform their daily jobs efficiently. PPE sneeze guards, social distancing floor graphics, queue management signage and LCD hand sanitiser displays are all options that you can utilise to ensure safe return to work.

Every business’ main priority is to be able to restart their operations by following the government guidelines and risk assessment packages provided usually from their health and safety advisers or insurance companies.

6. Bespoke Solutions Made to Suit Your Needs

These solutions are made to suit your needs, from the measurements during a survey to the design graphics we can assist with it all. We can brand your essential signs to suit your business environment from shops to offices, schools to retail and construction and manufacturing.

Whatever you need we can help with. Deadlines are not a problem.

7. Think Digital

We offer a vast array of both indoor and outdoor digital solutions, both touch and non-touch screens.

The latest additions to those solutions are 22’ and 10’ LCD Hand Sanitiser Displays.

They are designed to protect your colleagues and customers by combining hand-washing with digital signage. These screens enable its users to browse the content whilst also keeping cleanliness intact. In these uncertain times, this touch and non-touch displays encourage more visitors to engage with your content.

With more and more people going back to work every week, different signage solutions are populating offices and workshops all over the United Kingdom. They are predicted to stay in place for a long time even after lockdown.

8. Ask Your Managers

Whether you’re a small, medium or a large business, it is essential to discuss potential workplace solutions with your managers. They can add their team’s input and also communicate the information to ensure that everyone is informed and feels safe.

We are experiencing a situation we never thought we’d see ourselves in, therefore it is very common to not be entirely sure about the solutions needed for your organisation.

Asking for advice or others’ input can help to make effective decisions.

9. Survey

We work with companies from many sectors across the UK and Europe. Our team that accumulates a total of over 100 years of experience are available to carry surveys and offer their expertise. 

10. Take Action

You can contact our team at Hardy Signs via phone on +44 (0) 1283 569 102 or via email on [email protected] for further advice or to make an order on COVID-19 signage solutions. You can also fill the form below, and we will get in touch within 24 hours.

If you are still unsure have a look at our return to work//workplace solutions brochure for ideas on signage you may need within your business.

Founded in 1993, Hardy Signs is fluent in every aspect of the signage industry and has established itself as a preferred supplier to national and international organisations.

In 2019 we were awarded the Manufacturer of the Year award from East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Rolls-Royce.

Stay safe and we look forward to working with you.


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