10 social distancing screen designs to use in your office building

The current Co-Vid crisis has changed the way we work and there is no doubt that more adjustments are on the way. Offices are some of the places that entail social interaction on a daily basis and will require a series of preventative measures to help minimise the spread of the virus as people slowly start returning to work.

The current official guidance suggests, amongst others, using screens or barriers to separate people from each other and ensure that social distancing rules are respected anywhere we go.

full height plexi divider frames

This is why we have come up with a series of social distancing screen ideas that can be placed between desks, on the office floor or in reception areas. Here they are:

Social distancing screens for open offices

1. Simple office desktop screen - Fixed

Used as a screen between desks, this desk divider uses flanges to fix to the desk. It can be used with a transparent screen or an opaque material for extended privacy.

Specs:

  • Height: 1m
  • Width: 0.8m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 fixed frame
  • Fittings for 1 fixed frame

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

2. U-shaped desk partition screen

This U-shaped cough screen fixes onto the desk, offering the user protection from the front and the sides.

Specs:

  • Height: 0.75mm
  • Width: 1.35m
  • Depth: 0.55m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 sneeze guard with 4 posts
  • Fittings for 1 sneeze guard with 4 posts

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

3. H-shaped divider

This freestanding divider separates two desks, while offering shielding from the sides too.

This design can be used with a raised middle screen to facilitate the exchange of documents for example and could be used in a meeting room.

Specs:

  • Height: 2m
  • Length: 2m
  • Mid partition screen: 1.1m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 freestanding H frame
  • Fittings for 1 freestanding H frame

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

4. Freestanding partition

This freestanding partition can be used to create new office space or place barriers between existing desks in the light of the new social distancing rules.

Specs:

  • Height: 2m
  • Width: 2m
  • Depth: 0.8m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 freestanding unit
  • Fittings for 1 freestanding unit

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

5. Freestanding PLUS-shaped divider

This freestanding divider can be used to separate clusters of desks. You can design this to any height, length and depth you need.

Specs:

  • Height: 2m
  • Width: 4m
  • Depth: 4m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 freestanding unit
  • Fittings tube for 1 freestanding unit

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

6. Freestanding multi desk divider

This multi divider will separate clusters of desks while adding extra protection on the sides of each desk.

Specs:

  • Height: 2m
  • Length: 4m
  • Width: 4m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 freestanding unit
  • Fittings for 1 freestanding unit

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

Partitions for break rooms


7. Freestanding social distancing screens

These screens are completely freestanding and use plexiglass to ensure that enough distance is kept between employees in larger rooms such as break rooms or communal working areas.

Specs:

  • Height: 2m
  • Length: 2m
  • Depth: 0.6m

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 1 freestanding unit
  • Fittings for 1 freestanding unit

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

Cough screens for the reception area


8. Simple fixed cough guard

Our simple cough guard design can be used in the reception area too. The plexiglass screen can be placed up or down the frame, leaving as much space as you need underneath it, depending on your needs.

Specs:

  • Height: 1000mm

Assembly:

  • Allen key

What's included:

  • Galvanised steel tube for 2 posts
  • Fittings for 2 posts

What's not:

  • Plexiglass
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Hex Screws

    9. Enclosed cough guard

    This L-shaped cough guard is used to minimise the risk of viruses and germs for both the reception staff and visitors. By using these fixed uprights, you can create any variety of cough screen layouts to suit your business.

    Specs:

    • Height: 1000mm

    Assembly:

    • Allen key

    What's included:

    • Galvanised steel tube for 1 L-shaped unit with 4 posts
    • Fittings for 1 L-shaped unit with 4 posts

    What's not:

    • Plexiglass
    • Carriage Bolts
    • Hex Screws

    10. Freestanding half height cough guard

    Use this freestanding cough shield where fixed cough screens cannot be used. The metal frame goes over the counter and you’ve got the option to place the mid bar up or down the frame to accommodate the height of your reception desk.

    Specs:

    • Height: 2m
    • Length: 1.5m
    • Depth: 0.8m

    Assembly:

    • Allen key

    What's included:

    • Galvanised steel tube for 1 desk unit
    • Fittings for 1 desk unit

    What's not:

    • Plexiglass
    • Carriage Bolts
    • Hex Screws

    Adding plexiglass screens

    Our designs use M50 fittings to help attach plexiglass screens to the frames.

    You can purchase a variety of pre-cut clear screens online or have some built to your specific requirements. For example, we found these clear polystyrene sheets at B&Q:

    clear plastic sheets for cough guards

    Looking for help?

    If you are looking to build sneeze guards using our tube and fittings system (or any other structure!) get in touch with our friendly team: we would love to help!

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