PROTECTION With the gradual easing of UK lockdown measures, employees will begin to steadily return to their places of work. The major focus for every organisation in the coming months will be on staff safety, as they seek to mitigate the risks of further outbreaks of COVID-19 in their facilities.

As part of any risk- assessment, facilities managers may find they have to adopt new measures such as protective screens if it is not possible for work stations or desks to be more than two metres apart.

ViroScreen by PrimeLight is a transparent PVC foil that is quick and easy to install in a variety of settings. Designed for offices, reception areas and retail locations, its droplet-proof material helps to protect employees from airborne particles that have the potential to spread COVID-19. PrimeLight believes it is a more cost effective and flexible solution than Perspex screens that we have


HOSPITALITY SUPPLIERS A Supplier Alliance has been created by the trade body for the UK’s hospitality sector to pressure the Government into supporting hospitality supplier businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic.

The group, which draws on UKHospitality’s supplier membership base alongside non-members, will push for government support for suppliers in line with operators, which it says are “intrinsic” to the functioning of the sector and will be “critical” to its successful restart.

become used to seeing over the past couple of months.

As it is more flexible than acrylic glass, ViroScreen is infinitely adjustable in height and comes in two widths, and magnetic suspension is possible without the need for drilling. Given the product’s versatility, it is both effortless to transport to different locations and can be cleaned and disinfected with ease.

PrimeLight’s Sales and Marketing Director Russell Parr said: “As

Its aim will be to ensure that any ongoing measures in support of hospitality covers the entire business network.

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The effect of the COVID-19 crisis has been acutely felt by hospitality businesses, and the impact is felt right across the sector. There are many associated businesses which rely on the sector for their livelihood and these have been hammered just as hard.

“Supplier businesses within hospitality are just as wide-ranging, varied and dynamic as the venues themselves. Our sector supports businesses as disparate as EPOS companies,

employees begin to return to work, employers’ duty of care for staff safety is totally paramount and cannot be compromised. Prime Light already supplies components for critical applications not just in lighting but other areas including healthcare, and so the Viroscreen was a natural extension to that range. The Viroscreen’s flexibility and streamlined design means it fits unobtrusively in key staff environments.”

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licensing solicitors or even linen specialists. The shutdown of the hospitality sector has meant that all these businesses have been forced into hibernation as well.

“The Government has recognised the damage that pubs, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs have suffered and have acted quickly and decisively to provide support and save jobs. There are many businesses integral to the hospitality sector, facing the same existential crisis and they need the Government’s support now.”

The Supplier Alliance has been launched simultaneously with a survey to suppliers to grasp the scale of the problems facing supplier businesses and the urgent need for support.


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