Photos show how the world is readapting to socially-distanced life during the coronavirus pandemic, from plastic table barriers to taped-up urinals
People have lunch in a restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 4, 2020. Jorge Silva/Reuters As some countries have started to lift their lockdown measures, public places have been making changes to adapt to government-issued social distancing measures. More public places are using tape, floor markers and plastic dividers to help people comply with…
As some countries begin to lift their coronavirus lockdown measures, public places have been getting creative to adjust to social distancing guidelines.
From waiters wearing personal protective equipment to schools using plastic dividers between children, these photos show the world is adjusting to life under the coronavirus pandemic.
As countries begin to slowly lift their lockdown measures, many changes have to be made to public life in an effort to prevent second waves of COVID-19.
But in some places, a plastic divider is not enough. Diners in this Bangkok restaurant, for example, have been asked to sit diagonally from each other to maximize their distance.
In other places, like this local Starbucks shop in Hong Kong, entire tables have been taped-off so that people can sit as far away from each other as possible.
Restaurant owners and staff members will also have to rethink ways of how to keep service in line with government rules. Some waiters have been seen wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to serve diners.
…to pharmacies, and little shops…
…and even pedestrian walkways, like this one in Denmark.
The floor markers have been used on train platforms, to ensure people stand 6-feet apart while waiting for their train.
…and even public toilets, like these urinals seen in the UK.