Companies, especially customer-facing businesses, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing several measures to minimise the risk of transmission of the dreaded virus between employees and customers. Almost every store and service centre has installed clear sneeze guards and hygiene barriers as part of the protocol to keep everyone safe.

Allplastics Engineering offers various solutions for clear hygiene barriers including acrylic sneeze guards, polycarbonate barriers and framed screens. Allplastics can fabricate bespoke barriers to specific dimensions to suit the end application, be it in pharmacies, medical centres, optometrists, Uber vehicles, supermarkets, petrol stations, clubs, restaurants, cafes, classrooms or offices.

Once installed, hygiene barriers in any environment need regular maintenance. Acrylic sneeze guards can be cleaned using a solution of lukewarm water with a drop of washing-up liquid. Use a soft cloth to loosen any dirt, then rinse with cold water and dry with a very soft cloth to prevent water spotting. Avoid strong chemicals, glass sprays, or other abrasive cleaning materials as well as any form of scraper, squeegee or sharp instruments.

Plastic cleaners are recommended for maximising the service life of hygiene barriers. VuPlex Plastic Cleaner & Polish, stocked by Allplastics, is an easy and effective way to clean, protect and polish all clear or coloured plastics. VuPlex produces a shinier, cleaner and more lustrous finish with no smears or smudges, making clear plastics virtually transparent and gleaming like new. Simply spray on the dry surface, use a soft fabric to wipe and clean until it's nearly dry, and then use a dry soft fabric to polish.

With proper and regular maintenance, acrylic sneeze guards can stay clean and clear. Collaborate with Allplastics to keep your retail space and employees safe, and also give your customers the confidence to shop with you.