Returning to the Office: COVID-19 Workplace Considerations

COVID 19 precautions for offices

Coronavirus has gripped the world – and the workplace – for over half a year now. With everyone working

from home, it’s understandable that many will be nervous to return to their offices as lockdown continues to ease. 

In this article, we’ll cover key things to consider as a manager or business owner when returning to the office during COVID-19, and provide a handy checklist to make sure your workplace is ready to welcome staff back in safety and comfort.

Why is it important to make your workplace COVID-secure?

The truth is that COVID-19 is likely to be with us into the near-future, and so it’s essential that the way offices

covid 19 is the new normal for offices

and workplaces operate change to accommodate this. Getting the right measures, policies and design features in place now will make sure your office is as COVID-safe as it can be for the months and years to come. This way, staff can be working safely from the moment they return. 

Coronavirus Checklist for Offices

To help put your plans in place, here is a detailed checklist for reopening an office with coronavirus measures in mind. 

Design & Layout

Hygiene & Cleanliness

Access Control

People & Communication

covid temperature checks

Who can help?

social distancing in the office

Protecting the health and safety of office staff lies with management/employers. It’s your duty to ease the worries of staff by making every effort to reduce the likelihood of contamination, and still provide a collaborative, enjoyable and efficient working space that enhances everyone’s safety. A professional office design and fit out company, such as Ashlar Projects, can work alongside you to ensure your office is COVID-safe for the future. 

Here at Ashlar, we design innovative spaces made for you. As a full-service commercial planning, design and fit out contractor, we can help recreate your office to adapt to the new world through COVID-safe design. Want to learn more? Simply get in touch with our friendly advisers today – we serve businesses across Nottingham and beyond. 


You can leave all the work to us...

Our dedicated in-house team can design, plan and organise the fit of your space. Our goal is to create innovative spaces designed just for you.

Step One: Design


Our interior designers are always finding new and innovative ways to design commercial interiors that look stunning whilst increasing staff morale, efficiency and productivity. We want your business to grow, thrive and reach its full potential.

Step Two: Plan


Efficient project management goes hand in hand with our design process. We will appoint a dedicated contracts manager to oversee things, ensuring that your project is delivered on time, to budget and specification.

Step Three: Fit


Our team of construction professionals will bring your designs to life with precision and accuracy. No two projects are the same and all our projects are completed to the highest standards, with minimum of disruption to your business.

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