There is no denying that over the past four-months life as the UK public knows it, has changed irrevocably. Rather than looking back to a pre-Covid19 era, FASTSIGNS UK centres have been working with the businesses in their local area to plan for ‘The New Normal’ and prepare to bounce back

FASTSIGNS Leeds has supported shopping centres in their local area to prepare for returning shoppers. Signage has been comprehensively installed to clearly display Covid appropriate social distancing messages, directional signage and thank you messages, encouraging shoppers to abide by the guidelines that have allowed this service to return. Andy Simpson, Franchisee of FASTSIGNS Leeds commented on the signage, “The UK public are looking for some kind of normal, for businesses to achieve that, customers need to be informed and signage is a vital part of the visual communication of messaging. It’s been great to help local businesses prepare for return and to see them return to prosperity as soon as possible.”

FASTSIGNS Southampton helped a local hairdressing salon prepare for the return of customers with bespoke and branded screens to help protect customers in the salon setting. Southampton Franchisee, Dapo Osula commented on the signage installation, “we provided this salon with lots of options for physical barriers, from temporary, clear pop-up banners to perspex screens. We were delighted that they chose to go with the more permanent, branded, perspex option, as it really sends the message that this salon proactively thought about their customer’s safety and wellbeing, as part of their relaunch strategy. We think the finished barriers are in keeping with the salon’s current decor and look great.”

Mark Phelps of FASTSIGNS Kingston Upon Thames helped a local school prepare for the return of pupils in Years One and Six with aesthetically appropriate social distancing signage designs. Mark comments, “Nobody knows what the effects of social distancing will have on the younger generation, who are having to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic in their formative years. It seemed sensible to offer schools a signage resource that helped to make quite harsh messaging understandable and fun for young people.”