The government has announced its plan to have Australians back in our offices by July, as the threat of coronavirus in Australia continues to decline.
But when we return to our workplaces, communal kitchens, and shared meeting rooms – things are going to (have to be) very different.
In fact, the government has written up 1300 pages of ‘rules‘ across 23 sectors for our bosses to ensure we are returning to safe work environments.
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Shutdown measures are costing the Australian economy $4 billion weekly, so Scott Morrison is keen to reignite our businesses and industries to stem the pandemic-induced economic bleeding.
Unions are pushing for businesses to be compelled to provide virus-safe environments, but Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter believes existing laws are enough,
Here’s everything we know so far about what life back in the office will be like.
Getting to and from work.
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has suggested staggered working hours when Australians eventually return to the office.
“We don’t want everybody crowding on public transport at the same time,” he explained.
“We don’t want everyone crowding in the lifts at the beginning of the day and the end of the day.”