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An extract from a HR Review Article: UK: staff not comfortable returning to work until social distancing enforced

By Darius McQuaid, 15th May 2020

Just under three-quarters of employees are not comfortable returning to work unless social distancing measures have been put in place.

This is according to a poll conducted by GHD, a professional services company, which found that 70 per cent of workers are not happy returning to the office until social distancing measures have been fully implemented. The poll also found that 60 per cent of staff would like to see more permanent social distancing measures in their workplace following the COVID-19 crisis.

One of the issues social distancing raises according to GHD is that it goes against the idea of maximising productivity at work and asks businesses to be more inefficient at a time when they need to be efficient as possible following the lockdown.

The company believes that the guidance the Government released to provide workplaces advice on how to return to work following the pandemic is positive but warns that it is not specific enough. As GHD explains: “they do not tell owners/operators how to determine the capacity, or how to ensure social distancing by reconfiguring spaces and designing new procedures that, importantly, account for the way people behave. More details on design and operations principles and standards are urgently needed nationally.”

Read the full article on the HR Review website: UK: staff not comfortable returning to work until social distancing enforced

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