Keeping hotdezk covid-secure
How we reacted
Like all businesses, we have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
Keeping our staff, members and visitors safe during the pandemic is the number one priority of hotdezk.
Lockdown, imposing heavy restrictions on the UK population, started on 23rd March 2020 and we immediately suspended new membership indefinitely. On 10th May, Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister announced some relaxing of rules with encouragement to return to work. From June 1st 2020, the UK Government started to ease restrictions, and this was followed on 15th June with further easing that included re-opening of non-essential shops. We now feel that the time is right to re-open to new members, and to do so have undertaken an action plan based on our risk assessment.
We have followed Government guidelines to try and create, as much as it is possible to, a safe and secure working space.
The steps we have taken at a high level are:
- Undertaken a risk assessment specific to covid-19
- Identified operational changes such as suspension of membership types; reduction in capacity and social distancing layout
- Produced working practices guidelines which we ask our members to follow
- Update our Terms and Conditions with regard the pandemic
Government guidelines on safe working in offices are found here.
Our risk assessment, and the actions it identified, can be viewed by clicking here. We are happy to listen to any comments that you may have on this – simply use our contact form or email us.
We do feel that the crisis may cause a fundamental change in companies and people’s attitude to remote working. Why spend 4 hours a day commuting every day when you can be just as effective working away from the office? In some cases, however, working from the kitchen table may not quite offer a full-time solution.
We believe that our hotdezk offices can bridge that gap – work professionally and effectively, but locally.