Covid Return to Work Playbook

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Public Transport

Getting to the office

Impact of public transport – are apps available for transport usage?
Some companies using their own buses, need to think about social spacing, maybe look at an app
Many transport companies are providing masks prior to alighting, taking pressure off of Companies or employees providing their own
Perhaps we’ll see these in our public spaces!

Home Working

Not everyone can work from home

At the moment homeworking is the new norm, but it’s enforced and not necessarily by choice. If homeworking becomes the solution going forwards then what are the company’s duty of care associated with the homeworker? For example in the UK the home office still falls under the jurisdiction of the company, so it’s up to them to make sure that H&S complies both physically and mentally.
Not all of us can work from home, we accept the dog barking or the kids grabbing the microphone because of the situation but will it work going forwards? I was reading that Barclays are looking at using their retail space to compliment homeworkers as the retail space will likely to be on the high street and will avoid the need for public transport
Barclays are looking at using their retail space to compliment homeworkers

  • Use of retail spaces & should there be more localized space so not requiring long travel
  • Regular mental health checks of home workers
  • Consider adding a homeworking clause in employment contracts

This is the end of the office as we know it
UK – Workers could get legal right to work from home in ‘workplace revolution’ to make sure they are not forced to go back after lockdown

Returning back to the office

How are companies managing now?

  • Companies manually using AutoCAD to manage space for Covid return
  • Singapore – building inspections are being carried out to ensure restrictions are being met
  • Singapore are carrying out pre-screening & temp checks (thermal screening) on returning employees

Google tells its employees they won’t return to company office until at least June 1st, and will use a staggered approach when it finally does bring workers back
COVID-19 Hoodie
UK – Do I have to return to the office?
How to make your own face mask


Workplace Social Distancing Infographic – https://face2facehr.com/

Links to help the return

UK – A guide relevant to your workplace and industry
UK – downloadable poster you can print off to display in your workplace to show you have followed the guidance
Banking: the great return to the office

Elevators / Lifts

  • How are elevators being controlled – sqt footage is being taped off in lifts, with instructions where to wait.
  • How are lifts going to be requested? Security guard is controlling ‘lift’ controls
    Some organizations are only allowing 2 people at a time
  • How will this work between floors
  • Masks being provided at entry
  • The lift is being treated as an extension of the journey into work

Common Spaces

Concerns

  • Use of bathroom facilities, canteen and kitchen spaces
  • Shared tenanted spaces
  • The cleanliness and sterility of all surfaces, handles, entry systems, even kitchen items such as kettles, taps etc

Check List to reopen offices

  • To Do CO2 levels
  • To Do Water flushing
  • To Do A/C flush
  • To Do Deep clean
  • To Do Sanitizer
  • To Do Masks
  • To Do Regular disinfecting schedule (worktops, keyboards, mouse etc)
  • To Do Clear & visible signage
  • To Do Managing visitors
  • To Do Managing contractors to the office space
  • To Do Handling of postage
  • To Do Health questionnaires for homeworkers & returning workers for monitoring purposes
  • To Do Planning one way systems within the corridors
  • To Do Personal hygiene expectation

3rd Party Spaces

Use of 3rd party space

Whether it’s WeeWork, Regus or another provider of space, things are going to have to change and 3rd party providers of these types of Real Estate will have to adapt their business model which may not suit all corporates. This extends to coffee shop type work and meetings, will these disappear and if so where too?
WeWork Rolls Out New Social Distancing Workspace Designs

Workshop Info

Videos

Workshop Recordings

Would you like a follow up workshop?

Microsoft Forms

Solutions

Solutions WebCoRE Return to Work tool

YouTube Video
Managing Space & Keeping Employees Safe during COVID-19
Mobile Booking Solutions

Tech in the workplace

Can our Covid Tool be linked to card access control?
Yes, a download from your security system and linking to WebCoRE at a Building or Floor view, would be a simple operation
Some companies using their own transport, need to think about social spacing, maybe look at an app
We have researched this and there are battery operated Beacons which can then talk to apps providing location information. Link this to your existing booking system or our floorplan view and you have a solution – more information on our mobile booking solutions is here

3rd party links

Coronavirus Australia: No more hot-desking or office cookie jar as companies shift to ‘COVID-safe’ workplaces
How Workplace Technology Trends Could Look in a Post-Pandemic Future
This is the end of the office as we know it      
Barclays are looking at using their retail space to compliment homeworkers
Google tells its employees they won’t return to company office until at least June 1st, and will use a staggered approach when it finally does bring workers back                        
Will Thermal cameras be the answer      
UK – Workers could get legal right to work from home in ‘workplace revolution’ to make sure they are not forced to go back after lockdown            
Banking: the great return to the office                
UK – Do I have to return to the office?
How to make your own face mask                
UK possible post-lockdown rules revealed
Perhaps we’ll see these in our public spaces!              
Post Covid-19 Workplace: Recollection not Revolution
Managing Space & Keeping Employees Safe during COVID-19        
Mobile Booking Solutions      
Battery Beacons  
WeWork Rolls Out New Social Distancing Workspace Designs
Apple, Google Bring Covid-19 Contact-Tracing to 3 Billion People    
COVID-19 Hoodie
UK – A guide relevant to your workplace and industry
UK – downloadable poster you can print off to display in your workplace to show you have followed the guidance

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