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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-meter 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-meter 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-meter (6ft) distance from each other
• Avoid all gatherings in public spaces


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 €14.42

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Watco Safety Tapes

Watco Safety Tapes

Tough, safe anti slip floor tapes

From €15.10 (Ex VAT)

Watco Easy Marking Tape

Watco Easy Marking Tape

Incredibly strong tape designed to make line marking easy

From €23.21 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Safety Tape Hazard

Watco Safety Tape Hazard

Highly visible tape that stands out where you need it most

From €15.10 (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 €39.20 (Ex VAT)

Floor markers

Floor markers are another great way to remind staff and customers about social distancing measures. Placing floor markers two meters 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

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


Help & Advice

Contact our friendly and professional Technical Advisors for expert help and advice for your project. You can give us a call on 01 6725 180 or email

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