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How Olive Young is ensuring social distancing at checkouts

Olive Young, South Korea’s largest health and beauty drugstore chain, has affixed footprint stickers to the floor by checkout counters, to encourage shoppers to follow recommended social-distancing directives.

Olive Young management explains that the footprint stickers are being used to ensure an appropriate gap is maintained between customers waiting to pay – in line with widespread social-distancing measures enacted by South Korea’s government to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Customers who want to pay are expected to stand on the stickers, placed about one metre apart, to await their turn.

The stickers have first been introduced at 30 flagship stores in major commercial districts, which typically have the most customers waiting in line to pay at any one time.


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