10 Promotional Products To Encourage Social Distancing

The 'new normal' is almost here - and as Brits prepare to return to work and embrace a different way of interacting with colleagues and customers, there's no time quite like the present to get your workspace ready and start implementing social distancing practices. 

Demonstrating that your business is taking the government guidelines seriously is a great way to reassure apprehensive staff that their working environment is safe to return to. Similarly, displaying social distancing messages - via promotional products such as printed posters and branded stickers for windows and floors - is a great way to reassure customers that your retail space is doing all it can to stop the spread of germs.


With studies suggesting that many Brits feel nervous at the prospect of recommencing day-to-day activities - such as going to work, browsing in-store or heading to the pub - it's important to make it evident that your business is doing everything it can to ensure best practice. Clear displays of how you're incorporating 'COVID secure' measures into your workplace will be as comforting to your staff as it will to your customers, helping to assuage fears of germs and so-called 'coronaphobia'. 

Total Merchandise has a wide range of promotional products for social distancing available, ranging from branded face masks to no-touch-needed sanitiser stations. If you're currently planning how your business can start getting back to normal - albeit the 'new normal'! - now's the perfect time to consider the measures you can take and the methods you can employ to crack social distancing in the workplace. 

Read on to discover some of the social distancing promotional product must-haves that every UK business should be incorporating into its workplace - and don't hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance. Simply call us on 01376 509092 or email info@totalmerchandise.co.uk and a member of our team will be delighted to help you!

Essential Office Protection Packs

Brilliant for: An all-in-one hit of everything your office needs to get social distancing measures up and running, from printed floor tape to hand sanitiser and face masks for your colleagues.

Containing everything from cleaning products to face masks and hand sanitisers, these kits of must-have essentials for the standard office will deliver everything you and your team need to hit the ground running as you get back to work. 

We also have a premium version available (shown above), which includes desk dividers, a thermometer gun, a UV sterilizing box and much more. Both sets of social distancing essentials are available for dispatch in as little as two working days, meaning they could be with you before the end of the week if you order today. What are you waiting for? 

Dispatch from: Two working days.

Branded Face Masks 

Brilliant for: Helping your customers and colleagues reduce contact from their hands to their faces. Government guidelines suggest minimising face-touching is one way to help prevent the spread of germs, meaning a face covering can help limit inadvertent contact.

Whilst some of our promotional face masks don't qualify as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), they do help to minimise face-touching, which in turn can reduce the spread of germs.

We have a wide range available, ranging from single-use disposable face coverings to reusable face masks that can be washed and re-worn. From plain stock designs to varieties that can be fully customised with your full-colour company artwork, we have options to suit every business and every setting - browse our full range of branded face masks and contact us today to place your order.

It doesn't end there! Our Face Mask Straps also promise to make the wearing experience more comfortable for your customers and colleagues; these clever designs take the pressure off sensitive ears, with simple notches ensuring a custom fit for the user. 

Dispatch from: two working days for our 3 Ply Disposable Face Masks; our printed Face Mask Straps are also available in seven working days. 

Stainless Steel Pedal Hand Sanitiser Station

Brilliant for: Adding to offices, public spaces (such as museums and galleries), schools and so on, and eliminating the need for surface contact. 

This foot pedal-operated Hand Sanitiser Station comes with a one-litre bottle of 70% alcohol hand sanitiser and will ensure your customers and colleagues can clean their hands without having to touch any surfaces. All the user needs to do is gently tap the foot pedal to receive a handful of sanitiser - it's that simple!

As well as the practicality, its prominent design also means it will remind and encourage people to clean their hands regularly. Looking for hand sanitisers that you can distribute among staff for personal use? Browse our full range of branded hand sanitiser products to find the perfect match for your business' needs.

Dispatch from: This plain stock Hand Sanitiser Station can be dispatched in as little as one to two working days.

Social Distancing Wall Posters

Brilliant for: Catching the eye and displaying safety messages around a retail area or office space.

Printed with your branding in unmissable full colour, our promotional posters are perfect for helping your business reminds colleagues and customers to keep their distance from each other. Available in sizes ranging from A4 to A2, you can make them as little or large as you like depending on the space you have to play with. 

Available with our own standard 'social distancing' artwork by default (and customised with your business name or logo), these branded posters can also be printed in full colour with your bespoke artwork, too. Whichever option you choose, you can be confident that the message will be received loud and clear by all who see them!

Dispatch from: Seven-to-ten working days. 

Promotional Hygiene Hook Keyring

Brilliant for: Helping to limit the amount of contact your colleagues and customers have with surfaces such as door handles, cash machines and so on. 

Available at brilliantly low prices, these smart promotional hygiene keyrings will help the amount of tactile contact the user has with potentially germ-ridden surfaces. 

Handy for opening doors, operating cashpoints, calling lifts and more, these easy-use accessories combine a promotional keyring with an essential hygiene product in one fuss-free design. Choose from four colours, with your logo printed in one colour or full colour; alternatively, these branded hygiene keyrings are available in plain stock, too. 

Dispatch from: Seven working days.

Printed Floor Stickers

Brilliant for: Helping distance customers in queuing environments, as well as for serving a reminder in communal staff areas such as kitchens, canteens and warehouses. 

Ideal for helping to enforce social distancing messages in any setting, these promotional floor stickers can be customised with your company name for a smart corporate touch. Whether they're used to control queues or to simply remind people to keep their distance from others, their anti-slip full-colour design means they're as practical as they are eye-catching. Suitable for use on tarmacs and station platforms, they're also great for using indoor environments too, such as shops, offices and so on. 

Whether you opt to have them printed with your own bespoke artwork or use our default 'social distancing' design, low prices and speedy dispatch makes them an essential item for getting your brand ready for back to business. 

Dispatch from: Three working days.

From promotional products for social distancing to branded giveaways to show gratitude, Total Merchandise has all the branded items your business could need. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email info@totalmerchandise.co.uk! Visit our Coronavirus Hub for more information and updates.

Main image via Pexels.

Written by

Jason O'Connor | Co-Founder and Managing Director

Jason is our Managing Director and co-founded Total Merchandise in 2004. Sitting at the heart of the business, he's one of the most authoritative and trusted figures in the industry. Overseeing a business that's grown from a spare room start-up to an award-winning company that works with huge brands across the UK and employs more than 50 people, he sits at the heart of Total Merchandise. When he's not in the office, Jason likes to relax with music or Netflix boxsets, spend time with his family and walk his dogs.

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