Maintaining social distance at the school gates

Posted on 11/09/2020

As we go into the new school year trying to find a pathway to the ‘new normal’ teachers and headmasters are faced with a range of problems well outside the norm. This includes how to get staff, pupils and parents in and out of school premises safely and still maintaining social distancing.

Those lucky enough to have sports grounds and green spaces in and around their premises have been able during the dry weather to use them as thoroughfares for people and vehicles – often with great success.

However, as we move into autumn and winter, it’s clear these measures will be remaining in place for the foreseeable future. This means that unless steps to mitigate damage to unpaved areas are taken, it will become either messy, muddy or impossible to use these extra pathways and roads safely.

Fortunately we at roadplatehire have been preparing by ensuring we have adequate stocks of temporary roadway panels and the construction industries ‘go to’ solution for tough, easy to install temporary footways –  ‘Walkovers’. These fully compliant HD rubber mats lock safely together to form a trip free runway at 1.2 m wide (wheelchair width) and can be laid, lifted and reconfigured without any specialist tools or training.

Contact the hire team today who can advise you on what would best suit your needs and budget.

Maintaining social distance at the school gates