Addressing the UK last week, Boris Johnson announced further relaxation of lockdown rules, in a bid to restart the economy after months of stasis.
Addressing the UK last week, Boris Johnson announced further relaxation of lockdown rules, in a bid to restart the economy after months of stasis. As part of this, Mr Johnson revealed the Government’s advice on working from home where you can will end.
From August 1, people will no longer be urged to work from home remotely, and instead the Government is calling on employers to facilitate a return to work.
Employers must adhere to Covid-secure measures in offices, like social distancing, one way systems and hand sanitiser stations to name a few.
Speaking from Downing Street Mr Johnson said: “Instead of Government telling people to work from home, we’re going to give employers more discretion and ask them to discuss how their staff can work safely.
“That could mean of course continuing to work from home, which is one way of working safely and which has worked for many employers and employees.
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“Or it could mean making workplaces safe by following Covid-secure guidelines.
“Whatever employers decide, they should consult closely with their employees and only ask people to return to their place of work if it is safe.
“As we reopen our society and our economy, it’s right that we give employers more discretion while continuing to ensure that employees are kept safe.”
However, some are sceptical to return to the office, with the need to travel on public transport, use public areas and be in close proximity to colleagues.
However, in all of these professions personal protective equipment (PPE) is being utilised to protect workers.
On the other side of the scale, there are jobs which lower the risk of exposure to the virus significantly.
Roles which tend not to involve face to face interaction and can be undertaken remotely are on this list.
These are roles like accountants, lawyers, architects and zoologists.
The 10 jobs least at risk of infection
Power Plant Operators
Zoologists and Wild Biologists