By Tony O’Riley-
Boris Johnson is urging Britons to go back to work if they can, in a marked shift from the Government’s original policy of asking people to work from home.
Concluded the #PeoplesPMQS, Boris Johnson said individuals should pursue normal lives. He left the following message:
I do want people to start to go to work now if you can, but remember to follow the guidance because that is the way to save lives.
I think everybody has sort of taken the ‘stay at home if you can’ – I think we should now say, well, ‘go back to work if you can’. Because I think it’s very important that people should try to lead their lives more normally.
I want to see more people feeling confident to use the shops, use the restaurants, and get back into work – but only if we all follow the guidance.”
Many business and employees have been working from home ever since the lockdown in the Uk, with a lot more shying away from work despite the easing of the lockdown. The restrictions of social distancing has led many employees to air on the side of caution with respect to turning up to work physically.
In the meantime, Gyms, spas, outdoor theatres and salons have been given the green light to reopen over the next two weeks. Gyms will be mandated to abide by strict Covid-safe measures, including capacity limits, reduced class sizes, and improved ventilation.
Last Saturday, pubs all over the Uk were re-opened, with rules of social distancing insisting on members of the public sitting with the group they attend the pub, restricting mixing with other visitors to the pub.
The laws which were provided to prevent a resurgence of Covid -19 in the Uk, given falling number of deaths, has made many Uk employees wary to attend work even with lockdown eased.
The prime minister wants to see the economy thrive again, which requires most people to return to work and practise social distancing as much as possible.
Many employees have been alarmed by the impact of Covid-19 on the Uk ,with some playing it down due to holes contained in some of the findings of research. The virus is there, but not enough to stop the British public from working.
Working from home can be effective in many ways, but is generally more productive when the workforce is operating in full capacity, or at least close. The lockdown has caused Britain billions of pounds, but prime minister Boris Johnson has promised to rejuvenate the economy through global trading arrangements and other mechanisms to achieve that end.