A POLKA-DOT product designed to help Italians return to work, shops and other public places following their own harrowing Covid-19 lockdown is coming to Ireland.
The system designed by Milan start-up TCommunications has just been licensed for production and sale here by Dún Laoghaire firm Kiciprop. The product, called 'Safety Pois' - Italian for polka dots - involves kits of green, amber and red circles for floors. These provide a visual aid for organising where people should walk, stand and stop in line with the firm's social distancing regime.
TCommunications already has reported sales of €1.5m and clinched similar production and distribution deals in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Russia, US, Canada and Australia - barely five weeks since it first developed the product. Among its Italian clients is fashion house Versace.