Covid-19 Business Advice

Posted in Blogs on 16/06/20

Following the release of the United Kingdom Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy at the end of May and Mid June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the easing of some restrictions.

Many employees will start returing to workplaces subject to ensuring employers can meet the Governments guidance for work. But what does this mean for your business and employees?

Returning to the office may not be quite the same experience we are typically used to, as continued social distancing measures will be strictly enforced. This means your business may not be able to operate at full capacity for some time. Remote working is likely to remain in place. 

We have put together a list of back to work basics and infrastructure essentials to ensure your return to work happens as smoothly as it can, and only when it is safe to do so.

Back to work basics.

Is your office layout suitable for social distancing? You must ensure your premises adhere to the government advised two-meter where possible social distancing rule. If you can't do this, you may want to look at prolonging or implementing remote working arrangements or weekly shift rotations to ensure you avoid risks of overcrowding.

Does this mean we cannot hot desk anymore? Yes, to ensure the safety of your employees, it is advisable that hot desk working is avoided.

Do all of your team have access to suitable remote working communication tools? Communication is key to a succesful organisation, if you are combining onsite with virtual users, you will need to ensure that your team has access to communication tools like Microsoft Teams.

What should you expect on your return to the office? If your business or users have been away for a long time, then some of the following issues may initial disrupt the productivity of your business.

  • Security Updates
  • Expired Passwords
  • Telephone and Communication Systems
  • Equipment
  • Network Access

If you need additional IT Support, Crusade Computer Solutions Ltd is here to help.