For supermarket cashiers, staying at home during the outbreak of an infections disease is mostly not an option. Their work is essential to the supply of food during the current corona crisis, but through their daily contact with numerous customers they are placed at increased risk of infection. In the Netherlands, a supermarket chain is hanging plexiglas screens between cashiers and customers. In combination with a request to customers to pay by card, if possible, this physical barrier protects cashiers from catching the corona virus.
This initiative was started by the Dutch supermarket chain albert heijn. Since then, the idea has spread in supermarket chains all over the world. Find out more here.