Reopening During COVID-19: 4 Ways To Set Up Your Workplace

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Just a while ago on June 2, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced the end of Circuit Break and a follow-up of a three-phased approach to slow down the spread of the virus and control it completely, with the initiation on Phase 1. And on June 19, Friday, the nation will be moving into Phase 2 to help with the economy and let the citizens return to their usual lives. However, it does not mean that all workplaces will be able to reopen and instead, the WFH (Work-from-Home) measure will still continue until the government confirms that the situation is completely stabilised.

Even then, the effective measures in-place and everyone’s cooperation will eventually contribute to curbing the crisis. Otherwise speaking, resuming business will become possible in time to come. But even if the total cases goes down to a single-digit or becomes zero – we still must take safety precautions to keep employees safe and healthy.

Read on to find out how you can tweak things around your workplace to ensure everyone in your team remains safe and sound.

Preparing employees

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The best way to prevent the spread of the disease is by adhering to the norms of social distancing. You must train your employees to maintain social distance. Hence, you will have to train your employees, ask them to wear masks, use hand sanitisers, and, if required, even wear gloves. Other forms of training or reminders include refraining from touching one’s face, covering their faces when they sneeze, and other such self-care hygiene. Depending on the type of work your employee does, you will also have to decide whether he or she can work from home.

Likewise, if you’re reopening your business and you would like to get hold of a new workspace – remember that your choice of location matters. But besides our many different location options, our workspaces all come equipped with standard facilities including a powerpoint, lighting, and air conditioning. At Work+Store, we can accommodate your need for convenience with our 10 workspace locations which consist of Kallang, Ang Mo Kio, Upper Thomson, Bukit Merah, 72 Eunos, 100 Eunos, Pasir Panjang, Tampines, Aljunied, and Bartley. For extra savings on your new business venture, we have a rent-free promotion at our Aljunied area. With a POSB and UOB ATM closeby as well – it helps in meeting any immediate financial needs. Do give any one of our staff a call should you require any extra details. Terms and conditions apply.

Check your employees for symptoms

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Employees should be checked every day for symptoms like fever, cough, and cold or other flu-like symptoms. However, employees should also be told not to panic because all symptoms may not lead to COVID-19. However, precautions should be taken, and in case any employee tests positive, adequate steps should be taken to help other employees as well.

Remember, implementing safety measures is important whether you’re moving into your previous workspace or your newly owned, cheap office for rent you’ve just settled on. Hence, there comes the importance of keeping your workspace well-secured. With us, you can ensure this through our 24/7 accessibility and CCTV surveillance across all workspaces. Meanwhile, we also provide the cheapest self storages and workspaces, where storage units are from 6 sqft up till 730 sqft, and storage spaces go from 88 sqft onwards. At the same time, we have attractive lease terms whereby you not only enjoy a short moment of lease period but also get to transfer your contract to a wide range of other products or services within our property or even our parent company, LHN Group, such as vending machine venues or event locations.

Sanitising the workplace

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If you have decided to get a business space for lease, then remember to sanitise the entire area beforehand. Also, doing the same once every few days before leaving the workplace. Disinfecting the place is necessary not only for the health of your employees but also crucial for maintaining hygienic conditions.

Controlling the spread of any other infections is also essential to reduce the pressure on healthcare facilities, which is already overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, ensure you take the necessary precautions to keep your workspace or self storage free from bacteria.

Maintaining a healthy relationship

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Healthy workplace relations must be maintained among employees. It is also essential to ensure that the mental health of your employees is also upheld. You could identify a coordinator who could keep a check on the mental health of your employees. Additionally, the granting of sick leaves and child care should be made flexible during this period. It is crucial to forge a healthy relationship with your employees during this time.

This can also be encouraged in a workplace through choosing a multi-functional space so workers from different departments can come together. We can help foster stronger bonds between employees through our ancillary office, where you can handle multiple activities – such as manufacturing and sales under one roof. You can find some of the cheapest self-storages and workspaces with us, or even a combination of two in one space and ease logistics and enhances efficiency in goods acquisition, to bring forward better customer satisfaction.

A healthy and safe workplace will help your employees work better. At the same time, it’s about ensuring that the mental and physical health of your employees is not compromised during this crisis. Altogether, this contributes to the well-being of your employees.

As we move into Phase 2 of the three-phased approach on June 19, more businesses will start opening, dining in, and gatherings of 5 people and less will be allowed. Still, not all will fully reopen – with some having to continue working from home or putting the proper measures in place. As for Work+Store, business remains the same, and current tenants may still use our workspaces or self-storages for working reasons. We simply ask for your assistance in acting in accordance with the rules and measures administered by the government, so everyone’s safety and health is well-taken care of. With everyone doing their part in controlling the spread of the virus, we will slowly, eventually overcome this crisis together.

If you wish to find out more about Work+Store and our other storage options, feel free to contact us at +65 6578 9966 or WhatsApp us at (65) 8345 9966. Alternatively, you can email us at space@workstore.com.sg for more information!