Making play safer post-COVID | Innovative Retail

6th November 2020


It’s been an incredibly challenging year, with the coronavirus pandemic causing extreme disruption to just about every facet of life. But as the number of COVID-19 case numbers continues to decrease, and with the holidays just around the corner, Aussies are starting to allow themselves to get excited about the prospect of life resembling something that looks closer to normal.

This means a return to going to places and doing things we love. But as we all slowly start to make the transition back, it’s important we remain vigilant in the face of coronavirus uncertainty.

Working together to create safe spaces for kids

Returning to any sense of normalcy after such unprec


edented times is going to be a team effort – one that involves providing safety and security in the shared spaces we all use to create and grow our communities. This includes the thousands of cherished public play areas around the country. The places where parents take their kids to play with their mates, or where they stop off during the weekend shop for a special, fun treat for good behaviour. The places where imaginations grow and vital social behaviours are formed.

We thought we’d seen the worst of the coronavirus months ago, only for it to pop back up and put thousands of Australians back into lockdown. This unpredictability has led to an overall feeling of hesitance when it comes to returning to the public spaces many have been trying to avoid for months. It’s important for us to find a way to provide a level of comfort for visitors who are starting to get back to life as they knew it.

We here at Innovative Retail want to help you provide some peace of mind so Australians can feel safer away from home, while at the same time also helping your businesses rebuild. That’s why we’ve partnered with Higgins Coatings to use its specially formulated BioProtect® Commercial Disinfectant on all of our RideOn! rides and PlayOn! equipment.

What is BioProtect®?

BioProtect® is a disinfectant listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) that was made not only to provide comfort today, but also for the months and years to come. As the world continues to grapple with the fallout of COVID-19, both physically and mentally, it’s important to have coronavirus prevention measures that help alleviate customer fears as they start to venture back out into public spaces.

A unique film-forming disinfectant that kills 99.99% of germs on contact, BioProtect® creates an antimicrobial shield that helps prevent the transmission of germs in public spaces for more than 28 days after application. Perhaps the best part? It’s formulated to address modern-day concerns of customers, specifically targeting COVID-19, as well as other common germs and bacteria.

Key features of BioProtect® include:

Kills 99.99% of germs, including coronavirus

Non toxic

28+ days of protection after initial application

Australian made and owned

Safe to use

Non-corrosive and bleach and chlorine free to remain surface safe


While prevention is vital to ensuring customers, it’s only part of the puzzle of providing peace of mind. That’s why we’re also conducting vital contract tracing within our LetsRide! app, which allows users to pay for RideOn! rides wirelessly.

Helping businesses bounce back.

By providing safer shared spaces, you can help encourage Australians around the country to slowly but surely return to the areas they used to love visiting. Knowing steps are being taken to ensure their safety – and, perhaps more importantly, the safety of their little ones – can provide the confidence to venture back out into their communities safely. This, in turn, can increase foot traffic and dwelling time in and around your businesses, helping them bounce back from some of the devastating effects of the coronavirus.

Get in touch with us today to find out how you can have your play space cleaned with BioProtect® so customers can feel safer returning to shared spaces, at the same time increasing foot traffic in and around your businesses.



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