UK Supergiants Boots and Lidl have both made the decision to try and reduce the spread of Coronavirus through providing staff full protective face shields.

Boots has ordered 20,000 protective visors for staff in each of its 2,465 UK stores.

Perspex screens have already been ordered for pharmacy counters at all stores, which are being deep cleaned every day.

A number of supermarkets have begun to install protective screens to limit contact between staff and customers.

Boots has also put floor stickers into branches to show customers how far they can stand from each other, removed seating and is encouraging card transactions.

Those signing for prescriptions are being advised to bring their own pen.

Tracey Clements, CEO of Boots UK and Ireland, said: ‘Our pharmacists and colleagues are frontline workers and it is our duty to protect their health as they work to support our customers, patients and the NHS.

“We are so proud of their dedication at this time.”

Lidl is also providing its staff with safety visors in all of its 800 stores. 

The visors are designed to create a safety barrier between staff and customers when they are having a conversation. They can be worn multiple times and wiped down and disinfected after each time they are worn.

This article, in part, originally appeared on The Sun.