Up your safety measures with custom-fit screens


Are you a business that is now in the position of restructuring the way you operate due to the Covid-19 Pandemic? Perhaps you’re allowed to open during level three, but are searching for ways to ramp up your health and safety measures and take better control of how your staff manage the flow of customers they have to interact with?

We’re guessing that this is you, as you’ve found yourself on this page about acrylic protection screens and are most likely looking for ways to implement as many safe hygiene practices as possible so that whilst your business operates, you will be minimising if not eliminating the risks of potentially spreading Covid-19. 

Of course, cleaning surfaces regularly, using hand sanitiser (and washing hands), social distancing, coughing and sneezing into elbows, not touching things we don’t need to touch as so on, are equally important things to be doing (and no-brainers!), but where there is opportunity for us to come into contact with members of the public, it’s crucial we up the ante as much as possible with fighting this virus … and that’s what acrylic screens are for.

BoardAtHome’s amazing acrylic shields will be the best preventative measure you can take to ensure that droplets from accidental sneezes and coughs, (as well as general conversation) - which could potentially be carrying the virus - don’t get into your personal bubble.

We’ve already made screens for a variety of large, medium and small businesses nationwide, and we’d love to work with you to find the perfect fit for your business, too. So, if you are in an industry that involves transactions face-to-face, or have spaces that allow for conversations over counters and tabletops, consider ordering your own fantastic, durable and easy-to-install protection shields! 

Businesses that can benefit from these retail protection shields:

Dairies and smaller supermarkets/corner shops

Just because the number of clients may be less than a large-scale supermarket, does not mean the importance of staff and public safety is any less important. Dairies, corner shops and smaller supermarkets are vital to the running of many communities - so why not ensure that all of your health is protected as much as possible, too? 

Retail Protection Shields for Bakeries & Grocers & Takeaways

Similar to supermarkets, smaller businesses such as bakeries, fruit and vegetable stores and other grocers are essential services, meaning that many have installed screens during the level four lockdown. However, there are pockets of stores who have not yet got these in place and will need to do so moving forward, due to the sheer amount of customers coming through the doors every day. Most of our customers have used these screens

Retail protection shields for Pharmacies

Pharmacies are the one place where staff are more likely to come into contact with sick people, or close contacts of sick people. The likelihood of someone coughing, sneezing, having a conversation with the pharmacist and so one, are much higher. Sometimes, customers may also stick around a little longer to find what they need/compare products. If you can get screens up in place, you’re practically creating a defence wall against uninvited germs inside your working space. See here for our pharmacy protection screens!

Retail protection shields for Nail studios

Though nail salons will be one of the industries similar to hair salons for a little while in regards to how they can operate with such close physical contact to customers, installing screens on every benchtop will be a highly effective way to prevent the spread of germs. Beauticians are in the position of having to sit opposite their customers for extended periods of time, so for the ultimate peace of mind moving forward, our acrylic screens can bring such invaluable health benefits. See our nail studio product line here

Retail protection shields for Medical facilities

Many A&E and after hours doctors’ have larger screens installed at their reception counters, but there are other opportunities for screens to be implemented throughout those kinds of facilities. Similar to pharmacies, these locations are where sick people go, and therefore carry more potentially dangerous germs. You could consider screens between chairs in waiting rooms, on bedsides around the pillow area, for example!

Protection shields for Schools

New Zealand is in a privileged position to be able to learn about best practices when it comes to opening schools and running them effectively. Screens can be placed around reception areas, inside the staff room between chairs, around individual school desks (perhaps the teachers’ desks), and in the canteen area between tables. Of course, it depends on the budget and how many students will be onsite at once during level three, but it pays to consider ways screens can play a vital role in maintaining the health and safety standards required.

Protection shields for Hospitality industry (hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, motels)

In regards to hotels and motels, nobody knows when our borders will reopen and tourists will flood back in, but as Kiwis continue to fly home from overseas and need quarantining, and essential workers still travel domestically, hotel staff will be in contact with the public. Screens in the lobby areas are a great safety measure to take for all who come through the doors.

Despite still being able to fully reopen during level three, bars, cafes and restaurants can start to consider what their location will look like moving forward. Acrylic screens can protect staff at the counter, add extra safety measures in the kitchens and staff rooms, and even help create barriers between diners.

Retail protection shields for Supermarkets

These are probably the most obvious services where screens should be installed, as they are essential services and have been open since the very first signs of lockdown coming into play. However, there are undoubtedly some locations across the country that don’t yet have screens in place.  Your COVID-19 frontline warriors (retail staff) deserve to feel protected as they keep the country running and allowing people to purchase their grocery needs. 

Retail protection shields for Transport industry (Garages, mechanics)

The wheels will keep on turning no matter what level we are in - meaning that cars and trucks and so on will continue to be in use. If you’re in the transport industry and come into contact with drivers, in order to minimise your contact and maximise the distance between you both, screens are like a closed car window! 

Protection shields for Vehicles (buses, trains, coaches, minibuses)

When you have the general public going in and out of your vehicle throughout the day, you are automatically exposed to the germs they bring with them. To help dramatically reduce the amount of exposure you have to these germs, screens could be an awesome addition around the driver's seat!

Material-wise, as you will see on the product pages, these screens are made from acrylic/perspex with varying thickness options to choose from. Across the country, different stores and businesses have opted for similar or the same thickness, depending on the sturdiness of their countertops and distance from the entryway to their building. For optimum protection, they stand around 1000mm high (however, as all workplace counters are different, they are customisable to suit your counter width(options from 500mm to 1700mm)), to protect from sneezes and coughs from people of any height or size.

When it comes to logistics, every measure has been taken to ensure compliance with the utmost health and safety standard. As with many businesses relying on delivery of their products to their clients and customers, our delivery is contactless, and each shield has a film layer to throw away once peeled off. 

Aside from the health benefits, these screens are being made in New Zealand which is fantastic news for our economy. We all need to support each other - but in this instance, the work is a cycle that keeps on giving both economically and health-wise.

To put it simply, if your usual day-to-day operations involve interacting with the public in a close proximity, particularly by exchanging goods and money, a screen will be of invaluable benefit.