Please give me space - Helping people with dementia and social distancing
Please give me space is a new initiative from the makers of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme. It is designed to support people with non-visible disabilities, such as dementia, to socially distance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Please give me space is designed to alert members of the public that they need to keep their distance from the wearer of the 'Please give me space' symbol, as the wearer has difficulty maintaining social distance. Wearing or showing the symbol in public, can also defuse difficult situations, without the need for complex explanations.
During coronavirus, people can get quite upset if distancing is not maintained. This has resulted in people with hidden disabilities, including dementia, being verbally abused or aggressively confronted for not maintaining a safe social distance.