Inclusive Physical Distancing Environments

Physical Distancing, formerly known as Social Distancing alongside Self-Isolation has become a key concept in our post-Covid 19 world.

To manage this successfully it is necessary to embrace Inclusive Physical Distancing Environments. These, like Inclusive Isolation Environments, operate slightly differently to Inclusive Environments and thus can be defined as:

  • An Inclusive Physical Distancing Environment is defined as an inclusive environment which contains the fewest possible, unacceptable circumstances and barriers.

Whilst they have been implemented to help solve Covid-19 there is plenty of evidence to support the idea that Covid-19 is but one of many zoonotic diseases which are already in existence but haven’t yet managed to make the transition to humans.

As human kind encroaches on an animal’s eco-zone, it increases the chance of zoonotic disease manifesting itself in our environment. Coupled with the emerging threats caused by climate change, it is essential that governments, organisations and businesses fully integrate a social/physical distancing environment into what they do.

Physical Distancing Environments will not be able to match every emerging threat but they are able to mitigate some risk to users and consumers simply because, like inclusive design, the issues of isolation and social distancing become entrenched in the design process from day one.

Remediation on existing property and locations is also possible but is likely to be more expensive. Therefore, Perito currently advocates the engagement of every business, government and organisation with social distancing environments at the earliest opportunity.

By creating inclusive environments we simply ensure that the user, consumer and human being is always kept at the centre of everything that is designed and built. This is essential to making sure we all can mitigate emerging risks like Covid-19 in the most effective and human-centric ways possible.

Perito can help you or your organisation to make sense of the priorities and what are the nice to haves. Where to spend a limited budget or how to make the best use of a programme or project budget.

Going forward, it will be necessary for all organisations and businesses to manage these risks. Making sure that every penny is a prisoner that is well spent and returns value to the organisation and its users is vital.

Perito can help your organisation to achieve this aim even during global crises.

We help organisations know how easy it can be to create the most amazing inclusive environments.

James Wheeler MA,
Managing Director

 

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