The global community has yet to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, industries and businesses have adjusted accordingly in order to still function and operate while curbing the risk of transmission and fatalities. On a more specific note, businesses whose operations depend on a public setting, had incorporated safety measures such as crowd control barriers and dividers. This is to ensure that they could still provide their products and services while limiting direct contact among the employees and customers. Here is where curtains come into picture.

Adapting to the New Normal: The New Need for Curtains in Businesses 

In all honesty, it is hard to picture what a so-called “COVID-19 safe” environment looks like or if it even is a possibility. For instance, during the height of the said global pandemic, lockdown protocols were mandated and food businesses were closed. As these protocols were eased out, purchases were limited to take-away and delivery orders. Once they allow dine in provisions, it is now necessary to adhere to safety standards such as reduced seating capacity, distant table settings, and basic dividers.

The Need for Cubicle Curtains as Dividers

Cubicle curtains are extensively used for the purpose of creating room separation, particularly in  hospitals. They are also utilised by institutions and corporate offices for special occasions or for certain specific purposes. Cubicle curtains is a generic name, with the varieties of blackout curtains, disposable curtains, bio-active curtains, shower curtains, eco-friendly curtains, and cubicle curtain track systems. Normally, a cubicle curtain could be defined as a cloth dividing the room into separate enclosures. In the hospital, the tracking systems are extensively used to provide privacy to the patients in a large room and to facilitate easier medical treatment.

More and more businesses are incorporating this said practice. Although it is not necessarily complementary with the rest of the area, they have to sacrifice aesthetic for safety and hygiene as much as it is now a requirement for operations. The curtain fabrics are supplied by nearly all the manufacturers in different colours and patterns so that they match the interior of the rooms where the cubicle curtains are used. The specifications of the fabrics and their compliance to fire retardant standards of the state government should be studied and confirmed before placing orders for cubicle curtains.

Curtain Track and Curtain Carriers

The cubicle curtain tracking is done with a curtain track that had been specially designed and bent to meet the specifications and requirements at the place of installation. The curtain tracking systems are normally powder coated and the most common powder coating colour is white, so that the curtain carriers blend with the ceiling. Moreover, the curtain track is generally provided a fair amount of lubrication by the application of a Teflon coating, so that the cubicle curtain fabric could be easily operated, if opening or closing of the enclosure is required. The curtain tracking system is also provided with gliding carriers so that the above work is made much easier.