Is 6.5 ft (2 meters) enough distance?
Is 15 min. enough time together?
Are three people too many?
< ---------- 2 meters / 6.5 feet ---------- >
Note: If you can touch each other's outstretch fingers -- you are too close!
So what is
Physical vs.Social Distancing?
(Guess what? - They are not really the same)
Physical distancing is a metric (based on a unit of measure).
Applications include a 'locked' right or left side of double-doors at the entrance and exit to stores; the moveable 'corral' posts to direct a line-up -- also 'snaked' around a limited space. These all maintain "physical control" of movement and separation - however flexible - they restrict/control our movement.
Social distancing is a concept that involves respect for others in situations - including precautions and social order. It is a variable based on culture, gender and age 'behaviours' in our multi-cultural society.
e.g. The foot print image (icon) on the store floor/sidewalk etc. provides a measure or direction to maintain distance between people as does the white/yellow line on the highway/street, versus an actual physical barrier, which may require explanation. These signs still require cultural and lingustic familiarity to accept compliance. /vmo'21