APG Cash Drawer has launched the Guardian Countertop Shield for convenience stores, petrol forecourts, supermarkets, pharmacies and surgeries.

The Shield is designed to help reduce the spread of contagious, airborne germs commonly caused by coughing or sneezing.

Paul Griffiths, president and CEO at APG, said: "Businesses are trying to re-calibrate what technology and tools are required during this crisis to sustain operations while protecting essential employees and their customers. The point of sale is a vital place of commerce, but also requires direct interaction between employees and customers in close proximity. We’ve created a solution to help mitigate the health risks many essential employees are faced with today. The Guardian Countertop Shield will reduce the spread of airborne germs and minimise the risk of virus spread and the exposure to employees and customers during checkout at the point of sale."

Currently offered in a trifold and single screen configuration, the Shield comes with window size options, allowing for the safe exchange of product or payment through an acrylic barrier. The sturdy, no-tip solution is portable for collapsible storage.

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