On Thursday the 25th of February, the Uusimaa regional authorities activated section 58d of the new infectious diseases law in Finland (YLE: https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11808148). The Uusimaa region covers the greater Helsinki metropolitan area and all of its 1,5 million residents. The law states that almost all organisations who maintain premises (offices, churches, stores etc) where over 10 people can meet have to have a actionable plan and take concrete steps to lower the risk of contamination between users of the space.
Having chosen Signals (with it's inbuilt Covid-19 risk estimator) to be their customer counting solution in the October 2020, Finnish design leader Pentik Oy was able to in just one day adopt, chain-wide, the real-time capabilities of Signals for keeping both customers and employees safe. For Pentik, this includes staff receiving automated messages from Signals when ever the amount of people inside the store reaches 80% and 100% of the maximum allowed as well as Signals kiosks placed at the entrances to the stores that display the current fill rate for the customers in the form of easily understandable green-yellow-red signal lights.
On Saturday the 27th of February, Pentik sent out the pictured newsletter describing their actions and Signals to their whole email subscriber base. Needless to say we're both humbled and thrilled to be working with such an amazing, forward looking brand and organisation.
If you're interested in finding out more about Signals, the Covid-19 Risk Estimator and case Pentik, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Julius Tuomisto is the CEO and Founder of Delicode.