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Electronic tags for social distancing

An electronic warning tag which alerts wearers when they get too close to a colleague is being introduced to workplaces across the country.

And the solution could soon be implemented in stadia and arenas in England after the government gave fans the go-ahead to return to venues in limited numbers.

Venue staff can use the technology to keep themselves and visitors safe.

The electronic tags, manufactured by AME International of Florence, Italy, work via Ultra Wide Band Technology, which allow for highly sensitive detection, down to centimetre accuracy with the wearer receiving an audible and visual warning when they are within the unsafe zone of another tag.

The tags also log any incidents when they occur providing a fast and efficient track-and-trace solution should anyone test positive, therefore, making it easier to identify those who have been in close proximity who would need to self-isolate.

ITV Studios has already issued all the crew of its hit TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! with the electronic tags to ensure they keep a safe distance apart during this series.

The show is being set in Gwrych Castle, North Wales rather than New South Wales Australia this year due to Covid restrictions and producers are doing all they can to keep their team safe.

They’re using the electronic proximity detectors supplied by Clearview Intelligence which light up and buzz to warn people when they are two metres away from another person.

The tags are available at KeepADistance.co.uk which also offers temperature sensors, sanitising equipment and gels, desk screens and even animated safety videos.

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