promotional social distancing products for UK businesses

It's safe to say that products such as face masks, hand sanitiser and items to encourage social distancing are going to be around for a while to come.

Whilst this time a year ago the idea of wearing a face covering when popping to the shops or commuting to work might have seemed totally alien, the reality is that the so-called 'new normal' is one that we're all having to adapt and adjust to, and fast.


Earlier this month, the government announced its new 'hands, face, space' slogan as a reminder to people of the three basic practices we can all adopt in a bid to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This includes:

  • Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds, and use hand sanitiser when that isn't possible
  • Wear a face mask in indoor settings where distancing is difficult (scroll down to see where this is required)
  • Keep an appropriate distance from people outside your household - preferably two metres but one metre if that isn't possible - with social gatherings of more than six people banned

So what can your business do to ensure its customers and colleagues are as protected as possible? And how can you show you're taking all the appropriate measures to create an environment that's Covid-secure and mindful of both guidelines and how people are feeling?

We're here to help every step of the way. With a wide range of hygiene and social distancing products available - and with many ready to be printed with your branding - read on to discover some of our favourite ideas for following the 'hands, face, space' guidelines.

HANDS: Branded Hand Sanitiser Products 🙌🧼🧴

We have a wide range of promotional hand sanitiser products available, ranging from items for individual use to branded hand sanitiser station set-ups for positioning at the entrances and exits of the workplace.

Whatever your budget, however large or small your workforce and whether your premises welcomes customers as well as colleagues, we’ve got the perfect hand sanitiser solution for your business.

Looking for hand sanitiser products that can be distributed among staff or customers, quickly and cheaply? Search no further than our best selling 60ml Hand Sanitisers. These branded hand sanitisers feature your artwork printed on the label and are the perfect size for your customers or teammates to store in pockets, handbags or desk drawers. 

We also have 50ml Standard Clip Branded Hand Sanitisers (ideal for use out and about) as well as our larger 250ml Pump Hand Santitiser bottles, which are ideally sized for keeping on desks and in bathrooms. 

Equally, if you're looking for branded hand sanitiser stations that can be put up by entrances, exits and other communally used areas within an office, school or retail space, we can help with that too. We have a selection of different hand sanitiser dispenser products available, with many touch-free to help limit the direct contact your users have with potentially contaminated surfaces.

Browse our full range of promotional hand sanitiser products.

FACE: Branded Face Masks & Face Coverings 😷

Face coverings are now a compulsory requirement in a wide range of indoor settings, including on public transport, in retail environments and in entertainment venues. 

Reusable branded face masks are a thoughtful product to provide and keep in-stock for your staff, as well as a low-cost promotional giveaway that you can give your customers in-person or send to them through the post.

We have a wide range of reusable face masks available that can be printed with your branding, with designs ranging from single-use to reusable options that can be washed and re-worn time after time.

As well as rewearable face coverings, we also have disposable face masks available for single-use wearing, with dispatch available in as little as two working days.

So when are people required to wear face masks? The most recent set of guidelines from the government states they must be worn in the following settings:

  • On public transport, including buses and trains (this excludes taxis, although Uber has made them compulsory)
  • When travelling by plane or ferry, with travel refused to those who don't comply
  • By visitors and out-patients at hospitals
  • Hairdressers, beauty salons and other personal care businesses
  • In supermarkets
  • In shops, banks and post offices
  • In public areas inside hotels and hostels
  • In takeaways coffee shops and takeaway food outlets, such as cafes or fast-food restaurants (masks can be removed if the customer is dining in)
  • Inside indoor shopping centres
  • At premises providing veterinary services
  • Visitor attractions and entertainment venues, such as museums, galleries and cinemas 
  • In places of worship 
  • In community centres and social clubs
  • In exhibition halls and conference centres

Please note that the guidelines are constantly changing; see the government's latest guidance on the wearing of face coverings. 

Of course, not everyone is able to wear a face covering. Children under the age of 11 years are excluded from the above, whilst adults with conditions that mean they are unable to wear masks are also exempt.

If you work for an organisation or medical business that deals with colleagues or clients that could be exempt from wearing face coverings, we can help. We have Face Mask Exemption Badges available to order today, available in either our default design or with your own custom artwork.

Browse our full range of branded reusable face masks

SPACE: Promotional Social Distancing Products ↔️🚶‍♀️↔️

With initial guidelines requiring people to keep a 2m distance from each other, social distancing was later halved, with 1m currently an acceptable alternative when space is tight.

Choosing promotional social distancing products that can make keeping apart can really help to not only encourage people to follow the guidelines but also practically demonstrate that your business is doing what it can to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Whether you're looking to kit out your office with social distancing items or are keen to create a distanced layout for customers to navigate in a shop or showroom, we have a huge range of promotional products available to make things as simple as possible.

As well as signage - that can be printed with our default safety message or with your own full colour design - we also have screen shields, hygiene hook keyrings, antibacterial products... The list is pretty endless!

And of course, if you're not able to find exactly what you're looking for to match your business' unique needs, just let us know - we'll most likely be able to source it for you. 

Browse our full range of social distancing products

Please note that all of the products mentioned are best incorporated into other normal hygiene practices, including regular handwashing. From branded hand sanitiser to promotional face masks, Total Merchandise has all the branded items your business could need to help keep its colleagues and customers safe. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email

Main image via Pexels. 

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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