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Clear. Visible. Safe.

A guide to safe social distancing

 
Line marking and floor signalling has been around since we can remember, and it’s no different from social distancing. It’s all about creating clear, visible and safe floor markings to help people keep a 2-metre distance apart. It’s hard to know what that looks like without a guide which is why floor treatments such as tapes, floor markers and mats are a great visual guide of distance and keeping people conscious of the 2-metre rule.
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Government guidelines

Social distancing is a precaution taken by the Government to limit social interaction and help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

What's the advice?
• To keep a 2-metre (6ft) distance from each other
• Groups of up to 6 people can meet outdoors

Line marking tapes

Line marking tapes are a great place to start because they are so versatile. They create clear floor markings and are quick, affordable and easy to apply. Our range of tapes come with a self-adhesive backing, which means you only need peel and stick them in place. 

Features & benefits
• Tough and long lasting
• Won’t peel away under constant traffic
• Can easily be removed and cleaned
• Available in a range of colours and sizes  
• Anti slip top surface

Featured tapes - from £13.11

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Watco Safety Tapes

Watco Safety Tapes

Tough, safe anti slip floor tapes

From £15.20 (Ex VAT)

Watco Easy Marking Tape

Watco Easy Marking Tape

Incredibly strong tape designed to make line marking easy

From £24.50 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Safety Tape Hazard

Watco Safety Tape Hazard

Highly visible tape that warns of potential hazards

From £15.20 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Removable Safety Tape

Watco Removable Safety Tape

An anti slip tape that can be easily removed and repositioned

From £39.40 (Ex VAT)



Floor markers

Floor markers are another great way to remind staff and customers about social distancing measures. Placing floor markers two metres apart help people recognise the distance they should be keeping from each other as they walk throughout a building. 

Features & benefits
• Long lasting and easy to apply
• Strong adhesive backing 
• Tough industrial plastic top surface
• Ideal aisles, walkways and queuing areas.
• Circle shaped to keep areas looking smart

Featured floor markers - from £12.57

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Watco Social Distance Floor Marker

Watco Social Distance Floor Marker

A visible floor marker for 2-meter social distancing

From £19.50 (Ex VAT)

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Watco COVID-19 Floor Marker

Watco COVID-19 Floor Marker

Floor marking tape great for encouraging safe social distancing

From £14.60 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Keep 2m Distance Floor Marker

Watco Keep 2m Distance Floor Marker

Floor tape with 2 meter distance warning message

£14.60 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Please Wait Here Floor Marker

Watco Please Wait Here Floor Marker

Helps staff and visitors keep a 2 meter distance

£14.60 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Stay Clear Stay Safe

Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Stay Clear Stay Safe

Floor marker for reminding staff and visitors to keep 2 meters apart

£48.40 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distancing Warning Floor Marker

Watco Social Distancing Warning Floor Marker

Warning sign to raise awareness of Coronavirus

£51.10 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Social Distance 2m

Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Social Distance 2m

2 meter social distancing floor marker

£48.40 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Wear Masks Floor Marker

Watco Wear Masks Floor Marker

Floor marker for warning people to wear face masks

£19.50 (Ex VAT)

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Watco temperature check floor marker

Watco temperature check floor marker

Floor marker for signalling temperature check areas

£19.50 (Ex VAT)

Covid-19 signage

Our range of Covid-19 signage can be used from your entrance to your exit and everything in between. Signage is ideal for reminding and encouraging staff, visitors and customers to stay alert, keep areas hygienic and keep a safe distance from one another.

Features and benefits
• Self-adhesive vinyl option for easy application
• Rigid plastic option for durability and stability
• A range of sizes and messages available
• Bright colours for clear visibility
• Long lasting and easy to apply

Featured signs - from £3.20

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Watco COVID-19 Sign

Watco COVID-19 Sign

Covid-19 attention sign for entrance ways

From £8.60 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distancing Sign

Watco Social Distancing Sign

Social distancing sign for encouraging 2 meter distancing

From £8.60 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco COVID-19 Sign

Watco COVID-19 Sign

Signage to help remind staff and visitors of hygiene guidelines

From £3.80 (Ex VAT)

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Watco COVID-19 Poster

Watco COVID-19 Poster

Guildline poster for helping reduce the spread of Coronavirus

£34.40 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distance Mat

Watco Social Distance Mat

A safe, washable mat for social distancing

From £105.80 (Ex VAT)

Distancing mats

Distancing Mats are particularly useful for entrance ways to public buildings such as hospitals, supermarkets and offices. They can be used to help distance customers and visitors from reception desks and counters, so you can help keep your employees safe too. 

Features & benefits
• Can be relocated and washed
• Vinyl backing keeps the mats in place 
• Low profile borders help reduce trips
• Ideal for entrance ways in public buildings
• Excellent visibility and colour definition

Products

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Bulk Discounts
Watco Safety Tapes

Watco Safety Tapes

Tough, safe anti slip floor tapes

From £15.20 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Social Distance Mat

Watco Social Distance Mat

A safe, washable mat for social distancing

From £105.80 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Social Distance Floor Marker

Watco Social Distance Floor Marker

A visible floor marker for 2-meter social distancing

From £19.50 (Ex VAT)

Watco Easy Marking Tape

Watco Easy Marking Tape

Incredibly strong tape designed to make line marking easy

From £24.50 (Ex VAT)

New lower price
Watco Safety Tape Hazard

Watco Safety Tape Hazard

Highly visible tape that warns of potential hazards

From £15.20 (Ex VAT)

New lower price
Watco Removable Safety Tape

Watco Removable Safety Tape

An anti slip tape that can be easily removed and repositioned

From £39.40 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco COVID-19 Sign

Watco COVID-19 Sign

Covid-19 attention sign for entrance ways

From £8.60 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco COVID-19 Floor Marker

Watco COVID-19 Floor Marker

Floor marking tape great for encouraging safe social distancing

From £14.60 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Social Distancing Sign

Watco Social Distancing Sign

Social distancing sign for encouraging 2 meter distancing

From £8.60 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Keep 2m Distance Floor Marker

Watco Keep 2m Distance Floor Marker

Floor tape with 2 meter distance warning message

£14.60 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Please Wait Here Floor Marker

Watco Please Wait Here Floor Marker

Helps staff and visitors keep a 2 meter distance

£14.60 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco COVID-19 Sign

Watco COVID-19 Sign

Signage to help remind staff and visitors of hygiene guidelines

From £3.80 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Social Distance 2m

Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Social Distance 2m

2 meter social distancing floor marker

£48.40 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Stay Clear Stay Safe

Watco Social Distancing Floor Marker Stay Clear Stay Safe

Floor marker for reminding staff and visitors to keep 2 meters apart

£48.40 (Ex VAT)

New
Watco COVID-19 Self Screening Poster

Watco COVID-19 Self Screening Poster

Self screening sign for entrance ways

£34.40 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distancing Free Standing Sign

Watco Social Distancing Free Standing Sign

Floor warning sign to encourage safe distancing

£34.40 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Social Distancing Warning Floor Marker

Watco Social Distancing Warning Floor Marker

Warning sign to raise awareness of Coronavirus

£51.10 (Ex VAT)

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