Back to school with a difference
The pandemic has been particularly disruptive for students and having to adjust to a new normality when they return to school or university could prove difficult for many of them. Potential measures could include smaller class sizes and reduced hours to help facilitate social distancing; a ban on the sharing of stationery and equipment; allocated desks to take socially distanced breaks; reminders to use hand sanitiser and wash their hands regularly; and the requirement to wear face masks.
With safety guidelines being implemented throughout lecture halls, classrooms, corridors, canteens, common rooms and right across the grounds, educational establishments need access to visual communications that can withstand both indoor and outdoor use.
Directional signage and floor stickers will be essential for controlling the flow of students through buildings. Floor and window stickers will also help to enforce social distancing in classrooms, marking where it is safe for pupils to sit. There will also be increased demand for worksheets and documents for each student, avoiding sharing of paper which can facilitate the spread of germs.