Social Distancing Floor Stickers

Coronavirus and the changing the retail industry

The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has had a huge cultural, political and social impact on the day to day running of our lives. However, the UK Government seem mostly concerned with the economic impact; whether you believe this is wrong or right, it is hard to have been part of the pandemic without seeing the devastating impact it has had on the economy. With 7 out of 10 firms having furloughed staff and all retail workers, bar those in key amenity shops, having been furloughed, we can already see the fall in consumer expenditure. The government are keen to get spending going again consequently, all retail outlets are opening on the 15th June. This comes with a lot of changes in shops including the installation of social distancing floor stickers.

This blog post will explore social distancing floor stickers, the way they are placed and how they work.

What are social distancing floor stickers?

These are stickers or floor graphics placed on the floor of public areas such as shops or factories at a two metre distance. The idea is that while you queue, you stand on the stickers, keeping you distant from the people ahead of you and behind you. They can also be placed around the shop to further encourage people on the shop floor or customers to stay further apart.

You can have the stickers in different shapes or styles but predominantly they come in a circular shape in yellow to encourage distance but not as a warning. They can also come as yellow and black hazard tape or strips to, again, encourage people to stay back and section parts of shops as two metre distances so people can move accordingly.

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Why are they a good idea?

Firstly, they are a good idea because they encourage consumers to stand a part and reduce the spread of the virus. Many of us go in to shops with the exact thing we have come in for in mind, this means we do not really think about others around us, walking straight to the item we came in for. With graphics on the floor, we will be constantly reminded to stay two metres apart from other shoppers.

Perhaps more cynically, they show consumers that the shop is trying. We have all gone into a supermarket and seen no one social distancing but still seen the social distancing floor stickers plastering the ground. The shop putting down these stickers shows you that they have tried even if the consumers have not.

Redundancy

Redundancy pay and a notice of termination form part of the National Employment Standards (NES). The NES applies to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system.

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your current job. The main reason happens is when an employer needs to reduce their workforce. Once you have been told you may be being made redundant, you may be eligible for certain things such as redundancy pay or the option to move into a new job.

If you are being made redundant you should be given a notice period after a consultation with your employer, you may even be given time off to find a new job.

If redundancy is on the cards you must be selected fairly, you cannot be selected because of gender, your age or if you are disabled or pregnant if you are offered redundancy for any of these reasons it could be classed as unfair dismissal.

There are various methods used to select redundancies. These should be done objectively and fairly. There are common methods that are used such as:

Self-selection; asking for volunteers for redundancy

Staff Appraisals

Disciplinary records

 

Your employer can make you redundant without having to follow the selection process if your job no longer exists:

The whole company is closing down, and every single person is being made redundant

You’re the only employee in that part of the organisation

 

If you have been selected for redundancy, you may still be offered alternative work, for this to be valid it must be offered in writing and made before the current contract ends. It should also show the differences between the roles.

 

There are various redundancy helplines that you can ring for help and advice:

 

Acts: 0300 123 1100

Insolvency Service redundancy payments helpline: 0330 331 0020

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Now hiring sign

 

 

Bifold Door Installation

Bifold doors are a great way of letting natural light into your home and bringing the outside in. When the weather gets colder bifold doors will keep the temperature inside comfortable while still letting light in. In warmer weather, the doors can be slid open to let in fresh air and cool down the property.

There are many configuration options when choosing bi-fold doors. You can choose to fold the sashes internally or externally, but the opening is at the side so the sashes fold one way or create a single entrance door for easy access.

Bifold Door Maintenance

Modern bifold doors are very low maintenance especially if they are made from aluminium or uPVC, these only require the occasional wash-down and bit of oil. This minimal amount of maintenance will keep the doors fresh and looking good for many years to come.

The average cost for a high-quality aluminium bifold door starts from around £700 per metre with an average cost of around £2100 for a 3-leaf door. Turnaround time for this type of door is around two weeks.

Bifold Door Installation

French doors are like bi-fold doors as they open your house to the outside and bring fresh air in. As the name suggests French doors are usually a large double door and don’t slide.

Installation is usually charged at an extra cost and installation time can vary depending on the complexity of the door. If you’re in the West Midlands area, then give bifold doors a try for all your bifold door installation needs.

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What is a Floor Screed?

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Many people will ask what screeding is? Floor Screed is the term used to describe a type of concrete which is used to form a level surface. Screeding can also be used for many different methods such as floor finishes, encase underfloor and can also be used for heating pipes. This process can be laid on the top of the existing concrete base, insulation or damp proof membrane. When being fitted on top of insulation the process can be done with or without underfloor heating. When laying a floor screed, it is vital to ensure the base preparation is level and correct this will ensure that when screeding garage floors, they will last long term with great quality.

Laying a Floor Screed

Many people will have a garage within their properties however a vast number of these people will only use their garage for storage. Most people who want to put vehicles in their garage will have a floor screed. When covering a garage floor there are many advantages such as the surface being dust free and the floor will start to become very durable in just a few hours.

Types of Floor Screed

There are many different types of laying floor screeds, one type of floor screed is Eco Tile. Eco tile can be laid loosely over any hard surface, eco tile is tiles installed on the floor and is quick and easy to lay screeding whilst maintaining a durable floor.

Many garage floors are installed with self-levelling floor screed. Many floor companies will use this when installing a floor due to the surface being hard wearing and be walked on within one hour. Another reason why flooring companies will use self-levelling floor screed is the coverage of the floor being a perfectly flat surface when laying both floor tiles and laminated. A floor screed is commonly used to level out dents that may have been made from large objects corroding the concrete. With the levelling floor screed being placed on top of the surface it will allow other materials to stick to the screed to allow easy fits and greater strength.

Benefits of Self Storage

Self-storage is a great alternative to other methods of storage as it offers a lot of benefits that far outweigh the downsides of the rental of a unit. For instance, using a self-storage unit can prevent hoarding from becoming a problem in a household, thus preventing other such issues arising from the continued possession and accumulation of items and instead of placing them into the capable hands of a warehouse and storage unit.

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Not only this but security is an issue for many people when using self-storage units, however, the units and warehouse that they are located in are locked securely overnight and each storage unit should be locked by you when not in the presence of the unit. The warehouses are also equipped with alarm systems and CCTV in the case of a burglary or attempted theft of a storage unit.

Self-storage units are extremely affordable for the size used as this is up to you as the owner of the unit sometimes even being £5 to rent a unit for an entire week which is quite cheap when this becomes either monthly or annual payments

Not only this but companies can offer insurance for these self-storage units up to a certain time limit in case any damage, theft or vandalism occurred in the time allotted when you purchased the self-storage unit which makes the storage unit even more useful and secure as the company will match or even surpass the amount the items would cost.

The amount of the storage unit is controlled entirely by you, the size, price and location of the storage unit is down to your choice and what is required by you, dependent on the company and other factors listed prior, the unit is customizable to your needs and desires for what you need to store inside.