Social distancing prompts

The cardboard cutout police officers at the roadside idea could be utilised in public places. Two figures with a pole between them that is 2 metres long and a poster that says something like: 'the risk of infection is 10 times greater at 1 meter than at 2 metres'. Supermarkets should also have reminders broadcast repeatedly over their tannoy systems - with a reminder that customers are being recorded on CCTV.

Why the contribution is important

Compliance with social distancing in shops is getting gradually poorer. More and more people feel comfortable pushing past others in close proximity.

by MaryKin on May 08, 2020 at 09:09PM

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  • Posted by JudyTurner May 08, 2020 at 21:22

    Some businesses like asda and tesco already have regular prompts over the tannoy system reminding customers about social distancing etc. I think the idea of more visuals on the street is a positive suggestion.
  • Posted by fishwhisperer May 08, 2020 at 23:13

    Also noticing that social distancing compliance is dropping - as folk start conversations on the street, then gradually edge closer together as the conversation intensifies. Perhaps this suggestion as a TV advert would be more effective for folk to recall when out and about.
  • Posted by Sandi May 08, 2020 at 23:31

    The news, social media, tv shows, tv adverts, radio shows, radio adverts, conversations at home, conversations online, conversations (at a distance) in the street ALL saturated with the subject of social distancing. I'm sure, like me, a great many people find the trip to the supermarket already stressful enough as it is without those regular, repetitive messages over the tannoy (which they have in my local Sainsbury's) If: standing in a distanced queue for 15mins+ with people wearing gloves and a face covering of some description, entering the supermarket being faced with bright yellow signage, marker tape on the floor and plastic screens round the tills does nothing to encourage you to keep your distance then, I would argue, not much else will.
  • Posted by Any1 May 09, 2020 at 00:08

    If there's to be a tracing app, could those who download it not be reminded by it if they spend too much time too closr to people wh are not part of their household? There might be an option to add the other individual(s) to an ahreed contact list up to a specified number.
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