Returning to the office (27/08/20 )
As schools prepare to reopen and many of us return to socialising with family and friends, two anomalies stand out; face masks have relatively recently been forced on shoppers and many offices remain largely empty. Face masks may have a limited affect on infection, but they serve to remind us all to be careful when attending barbecues or staying with family, which is a good thing until a vaccine is developed. Returning to offices is not so simple, as each firm is different and requires the cooperation and vigilance of staff, many of whom may have become very comfortable working from home. In usual Maunby fashion we’ve taken a careful but practical approach, and are returning to the office in teams. Each team will be in for a full week, and then work from home for a week, ensuring that should a member be infected, the other team is not contaminated. This will have little impact on the service we provide to clients, but will allow us to get on with projects where the pause button has been pushed since the Spring. From here we will eagerly watch for a vaccine, and hope that Oxford University and AstraZeneca can soon deliver.