Marking Tape for Social Distancing

During these difficult times, we must do what we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and hopefully get back to normal sooner rather than later.

While the first rule of this is to stay at home (please do if you can), there are still some essential services operating. For the majority of the general public, your most likely contact with other people will be super­markets. While supermarkets are putting every safety measure in place, sometimes telling people what the rules are is not enough.

A fundamental rule to follow when in a public area is social distancing. The government has recommended that there should be a 6 foot gap between yourself and the next person, drastically reducing the risk of the coronavirus passing from one person to another.


With social distancing being kept in mind; it is as easy as applying a visual guide in various places to ensure people can be safe in the knowledge they are at least the recommended distance of 6 feet from those around them.

Heskins produce a wide range of marking tape for social distancing that are easy to apply to a clean, dry surface to help a business easily promote social distancing.


permastripe marking tapePermaStripe is a line marking tape with beveled edges. A 1mm thickness, it’s an industrial-grade, homogenous marking tape with the color throughout the material, making it more resistant to wear. Available in 2”, 3” and 4” roll widths and various die-cut shapes. Available in multiple colors. This is ideal for locations with large amounts of traffic from wheels, dollys, and fork lifts. The beveled edge is designed so that there is no direct shunting along the edge of the tape, thus making it extremely durable.


permaroute marking tapePermaRoute is a layered marking tape. With the color protected by a laminate surface, it is very durable when it comes to foot traffic. Produced in full-width logs up to 46”. While we produce it for immediate dispatch in 2”, 3” and 4” rolls, you can order it in any width you like! Also available many die-cut shapes and various colors.

Reflective Tape

reflective marking tapeHeskins reflective tape is a simple but effective, self-adhesive Hi-Viz product which can be quickly cut to size with scissors, allowing rapid applications on clean, dry surfaces. The reflective properties will work well with internal lighting to ensure hazardous or warning areas. Produced for immediate dispatch in 2” rolls, but we can supply rolls measuring up to 48” in width. Available in various colors.



tapeline marking tapeTapeline is a self-adhesive, durable PVC floor tape. Slightly thicker than most common floor tapes for added durability, yet still thin enough to be cut with scissors. This allows Tapeline to be applied very quickly if required. Produced for immediate dispatch in 2” rolls, but widths up to 50” are possible. This tape is also available in various colors.

Heskins marking tapes are suitable for marking standing distances, walking distances and additionally hazards and restricted areas. All 4 are very versatile marking tapes, ideal for a wide range of appli­cations.

If you are still looking to install social distancing measures in your supermarket, factory, warehouse, medical center, hospital or any essential workplace, then please contact us as soon as possible. To get marking tape for social distancing in place immediately, you can contact us by phone, live chat or complete the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Only together are we going to make it through the current crisis.

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