Employers are eagerly awaiting the prime minister to reveal his “roadmap” out of the lockdown, which we expect on Sunday. In the meantime, BEIS have shared draft guidance with businesses on what this might look like for their workforce. Don’t share equipment (or share pens!), keep people working from home, stagger shift times, provide PPE and physical screens between workplaces, reduce ‘hot-desking’ and keep your canteens closed! These are just some of the ideas being considered. It’s certainly worthwhile employers giving thought to the practicalities of bringing their workforce back now.
Reduced hot-desking and alternatives to social distancing where it is not possible are among measures being considered to let workplaces reopen.