Office Changes for Coronavirus at Jones Harris

Like workplaces across the world, we’ve made office changes for coronavirus at Jones Harris. The health crisis has changed the way that we all work and in fact where we work.

Office Changes for Coronavirus at Jones Harris

As life settles down into this ‘new normal’ we thought we’d give you an update on life in our office.

Reception

If you visit on an ad-hoc basis, such as dropping off or collecting paperwork, you’ll see that Emily is now ensconced in a plastic bubble! Please don’t be offended if she stays behind her screen and asks you to put paperwork into the box by the door!

Emily in the reception bubble
Emily in the reception bubble

That said, we’re all used to seeing perspex screens now. It’s one of the common shop and office changes for coronavirus, everywhere that we go. Perspex manufacturers must have been one of the winners from this situation!

Our St Peter’s Place office has all of the usual social distancing markers in place, as you can see in this photo.

Office changes for coronavirus at Jones Harris
Office changes for coronavirus at Jones Harris

Staff

Most of our staff are still working remotely and will continue to do so until government lifts restrictions. Working from home is actually working better than we originally anticipated. However, we hope that you also feel our service hasn’t been impacted.

When circumstances allow it we’ll be pleased to get colleagues back in our Fleetwood office. We miss each other – and the office banter!

Meetings

We’re delighted that the office-based Directors are now starting to welcome you back for meetings here or a visit to your premises. We do however have strict protocols in place and the Admin team will talk to you about this when booking appointments.

We fully understand that many clients still prefer remote meetings. We’re happy to offer this service indefinitely as one of our permanent office changes for coronavirus.

Face coverings at work

Of course the use of face coverings by customers in shops becomes compulsory on Friday 24 July 2020.

Guidance on face coverings is available here. The link explains their role in reducing the transmission of coronavirus, the settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used and stored. It is not compulsory for shop or supermarket staff to wear face coverings in England. Although employers should consider recommending their use where appropriate and where other mitigations are not in place.

There is no universal face coverings guidance for workplaces because of the variety of work environments in different industries. Employers should continue to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines to reduce the proximity and duration of contact between employees. Hence why Emily is working from her bubble!

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