New campaign aims to get workers back into the office after coronavirus lockdown
A new campaign has been launched aimed at encouraging workers to return to offices nationwide as the third lockdown due to coronavirus continues to ease.
Covid-19 testing advisory firm Cignpost Diagnostics says detailed guidance has been published for what will happen with weddings, funerals and pub openings when current regulations are further relaxed from Monday, April 12, but little has been said about what the changes will means for office-based organisations.
The new campaign is designed to give companies information on how to get employees back to work and keep them safe from the risk of coronavirus infection.
Cignpost is taking out full-page adverts in newspapers and at key London transport hubs, as well as targeting business leaders.
The company says research has suggested that towns and cities have been busier in recent weeks, but there is no clear evidence about how many people will return to offices following the trend towards homeworking since the coronavirus crisis began.
Nick Markham, co-founder of Cignpost Diagnostics, spoke of hopes to “clear up confusion” for businesses.
He said: “With the successful vaccine rollout, many businesses are increasingly keen to bring their staff back to the office.
“Some need to return just to survive and others understand the impact that lockdown has had on the mental health of their staff.
“We want to clear up the confusion about the different tests available and how best to create a Covid-safe environment in the office.
“The Government has produced detailed guidance on weddings, funerals and pub openings but little for office-based organisations.”