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USA: Portable 'social distancing' rings help beachgoers stay safe during pandemic03:59

USA: Portable 'social distancing' rings help beachgoers stay safe during pandemic

United States, Jersey Shore
July 1, 2020 at 17:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

A New Jersey business has come up with a novel idea to help beachgoers stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their portable 'beach ring' provides a zone within which small groups of people can sit at a safe distance from others.

The device was seen being utilised by beachgoers at Jersey Shore, NJ, on Tuesday.

While the virus continues to spread in the US, the New Jersey entrepreneurs plan to expand all across the country, providing a practical social distancing tool for all kinds of outdoor pursuits including open-air religious services.

"We have the solution to stop the spread, if people will adhere to social distancing, this is a great guide. We call it the beach ring but it is also a social guidance ring. It has so many uses, applications that we haven't thought of yet," said Ken Brown, one of the co-founders of the business.

The 'Beach Ring' is a stainless spring steel covered in textile, measuring 12 feet (3.66 metres) in diameter, thereby giving an individual in the middle a six-foot (1.82 metre) radius around themselves. The beach-ring website recommends users keep their ring at least two feet (0.60 metres) away from others. The rings retail at $32 (€29) apiece.

USA: Portable 'social distancing' rings help beachgoers stay safe during pandemic03:59
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A New Jersey business has come up with a novel idea to help beachgoers stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their portable 'beach ring' provides a zone within which small groups of people can sit at a safe distance from others.

The device was seen being utilised by beachgoers at Jersey Shore, NJ, on Tuesday.

While the virus continues to spread in the US, the New Jersey entrepreneurs plan to expand all across the country, providing a practical social distancing tool for all kinds of outdoor pursuits including open-air religious services.

"We have the solution to stop the spread, if people will adhere to social distancing, this is a great guide. We call it the beach ring but it is also a social guidance ring. It has so many uses, applications that we haven't thought of yet," said Ken Brown, one of the co-founders of the business.

The 'Beach Ring' is a stainless spring steel covered in textile, measuring 12 feet (3.66 metres) in diameter, thereby giving an individual in the middle a six-foot (1.82 metre) radius around themselves. The beach-ring website recommends users keep their ring at least two feet (0.60 metres) away from others. The rings retail at $32 (€29) apiece.

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