But workers at Werrington Pharmarcy in Church Street have been given some extra protection after a large screen was installed at the front desk.
And the idea has proved so popular that the nearby opticians has followed suit.
Pharmacy manager Mohammed Yasin said: “It reduces transmission of droplets, although it can never be 100 per cent effective.
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“It’s something I thought we would put in to help our staff and give them a bit of peace of mind. They like it and the customers like it. It might help someone.
“It’s very busy at the moment with everyone after paracetamol. thermometers and gloves. I can’t keep up with demand.
“The prescription stocks are fairly good but most of the country are struggling to get paracetamol.”
The screens were installed by Business Interiors of Peterborough.
Graham from the company can be contacted on 07775 601891.